Saturday, May 12, 2007

April and May Showers

..or storms, bring flowers.I have no idea of what this is. I 'think' it's a shrub that got ahead of itself. It was, a few years ago, a twig planted by a bird. It's now a tree, and yes...it's totally trashing the roof over the patio and the garage. I was so fascinated by it that I put off trimming it, and now it would take more muscles than I have and a gas chain saw..so I'll do a Scarlet O'Hara and think about it tomorrow.

In the meantime, I totally adore it's blooms. Even when they fall off in the rain and become a design element to mud. And cover the patio. Because they smell soooooo good! You can even get a whiff of the scent out in front of the house. Not an overpowering sweet smell...just fresh and good.

So it's name is Flower Tree. And when I do have to trim off some drooping branches because they are threatening to keep me from leaving the patio, I ask it's pardon.

I took these pics late last evening, so the tree shot really doesn't show the little blooms that almost completely cover it but I wanted you to see how big it is.

6 comments:

Cookie said...

That thing is HUGE!

Devorah said...

Whoa! How old is that thing? What a lovely way to start each spring.

Ann said...

Are you sure that's not cookie's tree?

Please keep your behind out of the branches with any type of sawing apparatus please?

<3

Ann

Susan said...

Cookie, yeah..it's destined to be the tree that eats my house.

Devorah, I think it's about 10 years old.

Ann...oh I forgot to tell you..I live on the other side of the fence from Cookie ;-o
But on my side, ants don't fall out of the trees. They all go to Cookie's side *G*

Sprite said...

Well, if your gonna have a huge tree that rains something, it might as well be a flower tree. That's what I say. I wish I could think of the name of that tree. Great pictures!

Susan said...

Thanks Sprite. It smells sooo good that sweeping up the little flowers even makes the trash smell nicer.