The Adventure Continues… Jacaranda


When I was down in Riverside a couple of weeks ago, I saw jacaranda trees covered in purple blooms nearly everywhere I looked. I kept meaning to take at least one picture… but I never quite got around to it. I can’t recall ever seeing jacaranda trees back home in Northern California. But I did stumble across this episode of California’s Gold in which Huell learns all about the jacarandas and talks with people who love them — and some who aren’t quite so fond!

Huell, with the help of his friends from the Braille Institute, learns about the history of jacaranda trees in California, which dates back to the 1890s when horticulturalist Kate Sessions first planted the seeds in Balboa Park. The blooming purple trees can now be seen all across the state, and we will find that some people call the jacarandas a “mess” while others call them a “miracle”.

(Click on the linked image below to see the video.)


  1. Hi
    I miss Huell and the pure joy he brought to the television watchers of California. In this very complicated and cruel world, Huell always lifted me up and for a brief moment made believe that everyone was good in this state and kindness would prevail.
    I’m going through depression and I don’t feel this time I’m going to pull out of it. I believed by this time in my life the world would have learned from it’s mistake and would stop being so cruel.
    I miss Huell and the simple things like a Helms bakery truck whistle approaching my street.

    Best to you


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