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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tabebouia tree...

photo from ask.com



I first came across this gorgeous tree when I lived in Orlando. It's called Tabebuia. A native of Brazil, this tree made it into South Florida many years ago, and has brightened up our spring ever since.

What struck me about this tree...at least the first few I had seen...was the circle of fallen, trumpet-like blooms at the base of the trees. It was truly a CIRCLE of yellow. Since that first sighting, I have learned that, yes, the blooms do fall, but not necessarily in the shape of a circle. But it's still beautiful.





As I researched to learn more about this tree, I found that not only do these trees produce golden yellow blooms, but that there is also a PINK variety. I am not sure if I have seen any pink trees, but there are so many "pink" bloomers this time of year, that I may have not recognized them.
photo from neighborhoodnursery.com

The Tabebuia tree may be counted upon to bloom the first day of spring.. I'm not referring to the calendar "first day", but the weather "first day", here in Florida. Right now, the trees are in full bloom. And it's GORGEOUS around here...as long as you don't breathe...ahhhhh-chooooooooo. (Yep...the pollen is atrocious! Oh the price we pay for beauty...)

Here's a close up of a bloom in my son's neighbor's yard....Gorgeous, isn't it!


Have a lovely day....
Jane


I am linking with Susan and other bloggers celebrating Outdoor Wednesday at
http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com.

18 comments:

Kate said...

Hurray for spring and all of the vibrant colors!

Jose Ramon Santana Vazquez said...

...traigo
sangre
de
la
tarde
herida
en
la
mano
y
una
vela
de
mi
corazón
para
invitarte
y
darte
este
alma
que
viene
para
compartir
contigo
tu
bello
blog
con
un
ramillete
de
oro
y
claveles
dentro...


desde mis
HORAS ROTAS
Y AULA DE PAZ


COMPARTIENDO ILUSION
JANE

CON saludos de la luna al
reflejarse en el mar de la
poesía...




ESPERO SEAN DE VUESTRO AGRADO EL POST POETIZADO DE CHAPLIN MONOCULO NOMBRE DE LA ROSA, ALBATROS GLADIATOR, ACEBO CUMBRES BORRASCOSAS, ENEMIGO A LAS PUERTAS, CACHORRO, FANTASMA DE LA OPERA, BLADE RUUNER ,CHOCOLATE Y CREPUSCULO 1 Y2.

José
Ramón...

Donnie said...

That is a beautiful tree and I love the cluster of blooms.

LV said...

How wonderful it would be to have a tree like this nearby. Both are simply gorgeous.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

That Tree is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Beautiful shots... such vivid colors!

Light and Voices said...

That tree with yellow blooms is from Brazil...it is gorgeous!
Joyce M

mermaid gallery said...

you are so LUCKY!

{ L } said...

he circle of yellow is AWESOME! These trees are gorgeous. God is amazing.

Shellbelle said...

These are gorgeous! I haven't seen any over here in my area, but I remember them well from Pinellas. I also love the ones with the lavender flowers, I don't know what they are, but their also beautiful.

My neighbor's yard across the street is blooming with all kids of goodies and is the view outside the window where my computer is located. She's always out there puttering around. I miss my plants, but my cousin is plant sitting my plumerias and she said their growing new leaves like crazy now!

Jo said...

Jane, those are beautiful!...Natures Art!
~Jo
LazyonLoblolly

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I adore the shade of yellow on that tree!!! *gorgeous* I have never heard of it, either. Thanks for sharing!

Laura Trevey said...

I am sooo excited for the Spring blooms here in Richmond!!!

Deanna said...

Gorgeous nature!
I can hardly wait for spring to arrive.
I NEED SPRING!!!!!

God bless,
d

Catherine M. said...

Sooo when were you in our neighbors yard ? haha

gayle said...

I love that tree! So beautiful!

Linda Starr said...

what a beauty that tree is, thanks for posting these.

jmac said...

I wanna know what your spanish friend said in his comment!!!!