Friday, 3 June 2011

The catalpa tree blossoms


Unseasonal cloud and rain in Provence...but the beauty of the catalpa tree in the courtyard is undiminished. It blossoms in June with a profusion of orchid-like flowers, delicately veined with rose-red. The new canopy of leaves is a bright acid green while the trademark pods, so reminiscent of vanilla, hang beneath.




 

19 comments:

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Deborah:
The Catalpa tree looks wonderful so heavily laden with its pure white flowers. The green form is so much more sympathetic, in our view, than its yellow-leaved counterpart.

Oh dear, the recent trials and tribulations of Blogger!

khashway said...

I thought Blogger fixed the issues. I don't use Blogger for my own blog, but I haven't had any more trouble posting.

renilde said...

Stunningly beautiful catalpa tree and it looks so very good against your house,i can keep looking at it, just love it x (don't worry we all get too busy from time to time)

Bonnie said...

The Catalpa tree with the shuttered windows makes a lovely composition.

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Janel said...

What lovely pictures. Don't you just love this time of year?

Julia Munroe Martin said...

That tree is absolutely beautiful outside that window -- what a lovely view! (I've also been having with my blogger comments.... sooo frustrating!)

Deb said...

These photos are beautiful. And Blogger is definitely being temperamental these days.

Dana said...

Beautiful!!

Tiny Library said...

Beautiful photos, as usual :)
I love the colour the shutters are painted.

Brenda said...

I truly love coming to your blog as I leave inspired and at peace, and of course jealous of where you are.. but I do love San Francisco...

Adiante said...

Quelle belle description ! Comment vais-je pouvoir décrire celui que j'ai au jardin ! Au plaisir de te lire alors après ces petits problèmes techniques ... Bon We

Elizabeth Young said...

Beautiful pictures Deborah, once again I can almost smell them! Lovely. Don't worry about the computer stuff. I think it strikes fear into each of us - (it has too much power!) but always seems to sort itself out in the longrun. Stay present in the beauty of your home...

Richard said...

Le catalpa est un arbre magnifique, et tellement apprécié lors des chaudes après-midis d'été.
Bon week-end, Deborah!

MuMuGB said...

Back to Provence! Apparently it will be stormy...Take care and have a good rest Deborah...

Jyoti Mishra said...

they look so beautiful !!

...louciao... said...

I love the soft weathered lilac colour of the shutters, the warm tones of the stonework, and how the vibrantly leafy, flowering tree contrasts against them. What a wonderful corner.

Karen Wojcik Berner said...

Lovely shots.

Olga said...

What delightful pictures! It must be very inspiring, living in a place like that. I hope you will have a productive week.

Susan Bearman said...

Visiting from the SheWrites Ball. Your photos are stunning. I've always thought I would end up writing in Italy one day, but you're tempting me to France. Best of luck with your writing.

Susan Bearman
Two Kinds of People

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