The Color Purple

Jacaranda and priest: Colors in nature and culture

Jacaranda and priest: Colors in nature and culture

All over the town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, the jacaranda trees are in full bloom. We owe their presence to the late 19th century Japanese imperial landscape designer, Tatsugoro Matsumoro. While not originally from Japan but Brazil, they are as much of a signature piece here as bougainvilleas, also native to South America.

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