Stopped painting and started walking around, quickly found the trees that were dropping their pods. I am not sure this is the name, but was told it is called a bird of paradise tree. It has a lovely little yellow flower. This year it is full of pods, which I do not remember seeing so many last year. I think the extended warm weather may have something to do with that.
I love that I learn something new from nature all the time. The bottle tree is also in bloom, a non-native but very interesting tree. It has a willow like feel to it, with branches that hang down a bit, leaves are long triangle shaped, the flower a little bell and the bark has a eye shape throughout.
That's what's bloomin' this weekend. This winds are blowing today, so many of the flowering trees may be losing them this weekend.
|Bird of Paradise Tree|
|Pods from Bird of Paradise Tree|
|Mesquite Tree pods|
|Flowers from Bottle Tree|