These wisteria flowers were photographed at Descanso Gardens in La Canada, CA. This s a filtered version.
Usually I think of May as the blooming time for Jacaranda trees around here. This year, with our cooler-than-usual spring, the Jacarandas are now starting to bloom, with their beautiful purple flowers. As time goes by, all of the ground under the trees will be covered with fallen petals, carpeting the earth in purple.
This is another variety of hollyhock in the garden I ran across the other day. I liked the way some were deep pink, others light like these, with red in the centers.