Jacaranda trees are native to tropical and subtropical regions of South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribean. They’re also popular all over southern California. I love the redwoods and palm trees, but there’s something about the evanescence of the spectacular spring jacaranda blooms that never fails to make me happy. This magnificent tree is in Ocean Beach, just a few short blocks from the water. The detail shot below is from another tree about a mile inland from Torrey Pines Beach.