Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Mother Nature's TuTu!

All Pink & Frilly
I came upon this lovely tree the other evening while walking the boulevard. It stopped me abruptly, begging a closer view. Wish I could tell you the name of this beauty but for now I will discuss it's visual impact. 
Large plumes of lantern like flowers hung in clusters throughout it's sprawling limbs. Salmon pink in color, quite the ostentatious display. 
I couldn't help thinking that they looked like frilly little tutu's hanging out to dry. Hence my imaginary name for this gargantuan wooden structure, Mother Nature's TuTu. 
So until one of my more tree educated, blogger friends, facebook friends or email friends lets me in on it's proper name it shall be forever known to me in an abbreviated version, as the TuTu Tree! 
I kind of like that name, it just rolls off the tongue. Silly, yes, but a moment captured and stored in my creative memory. I will never pass one by again without taking special notice.
The prima ballerina, Mother Nature herself, dancing her graceful dance, showering us with elegance and grace, a grand performance!

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6 comments:

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Haha, they do resemble little miniature tutus! Wish I could help on the ID, but I have no idea...

missing moments said...

It is quite breath taking!

Barb said...

The tu tu tree! fantastic!

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Jennifer@threedogsinagarden
Hi Rosemary, All plants and trees should have such fun names! Love your closing sentence. Great writing!

Tricia @ A Rosy Note said...

Oh, I'm in love with this!

Susan Roux said...

This looks like a bougainvillea to me, but what do I know, I'm from Maine!

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