Saturday, July 21, 2007
A beautiful carpet of purple/red forms under the jambeiro trees (Eugenia malaccensis) as the flowers fall from the tree. Some people don't take too kindly to this art form because it requires a fair amount of work to keep the ground or sidewalks clean. Another negative point to having the tree close to your house is that the root system gets quite large and is quite capable of breaking up floors. I saw that happen to the home of a neighbor at Bosque Santa Lucia. But regardless of all the bickering, the fruit of the jambeiro tree is appreciated by all, especially the kids.