Thursday, March 25, 2010

A LITTLE BIT OF SHADE....

   
This is the silk floss tree that grows in our front garden..

We said that we

 needed some shade...


It started its life in a wee plastic pot....
and now we've created a monster!!
     
  .


 what were we thinking?
you might be saying...



I thought that this looked like a little bird... 
                                                                            



emerging from its glossy green bark...

 But in spite of its gargantuan proportions,

and those ginormous thorns....




it has a poetic beauty...




 a seasonal splendor that contiually changes.
and does indeed provide us with shade...






And also a heck of alot of comments..












20 comments:

PK Studios said...

I always wondered what those trees were called! Cute house! How's the Etsy shop coming along?

jaboopee said...

a monstrous beauty it is , what is it ? i can imagine balou the bear getting great scrathing comfort from it....hope you don't have any wild bears round yours ....

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Wow, I've never seen a tree like that! And those thorns -- ouch! Love your house -- it looks charming!

mise said...

That's a magnificent tree entirely.

Jeanette said...

I have seen those trees and always wondered about them. How bizarre they are. That DOES look like a little bird - so cute. When did you plant it? Seems to have really thrived there.

Jeanette said...

Hey Cynthia, need some help?

koralee said...

wow..I have never seen a tree like that before.. I love it! I would say you are really lucky to have such a unique shade tree. xo

Fire Byrd said...

What a weird tree.
I have a small bush I planted in my garden a red leafed elderflower... it's now a 13 foot tree five years later too!I planted it so I could use the flowers and leaves in flower arrangements and now it won't stop growing and is beautiful
xx

Lilly Higgins said...

I've never seen a tree like this before! It's amazing, like something from a story book. your necklaces are so gorgeous too!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

How bizarre... looks like an entire eco system by itself.. haha... glad you get the shade though.. we have a huge jacaranda and it seems to lose all it's leaves at the most inappropriate time ... have a great weekend and thanks for you lovely comment.. xx Julie

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh my gosh, that's some mighty big thorns there girl, just don't run into that tree late at night.xxx

My name is PJ. said...

Wow! That tree looks huge! I love the shot looking upwards at it. And that one shot does look like a little bird.

You have no email account associated with your blog, so when you leave comments, I can't respond to them. If you set up a google mail account just for blogland (gmail) and put the address in your blog profile or at the top of your sidebar, I'd be emailing you a response to every single comment you leave me. ;)

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Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Evening Cynthia Sweetie...
While blog hopping tonight, I found your beautiful blog home. This tree is the most maginificent thing I have ever seen. My gosh those thorns talk to you don't they? I bet my grandsons couldn't climb this tree? I wonder if one would grow in Phoenix, as I have never seen one before. The one photo looks like an eye looking at me. I am just totally amazed.

I have browsed through your jewelry, oh my gosh is it every beautiful. I love that you use old rosary pieces also. So beautiful. You have some real treasures here sweetie. You are so gifted.

I can only imagine what your ukelele music sounds like. God sure did bless you sweetie with many talents.

I have signed up to follow your blog. I can't wait to see what you share next. Please stop by and say hi. I would be so honored if you signed up to follow my blog as well. Country hugs...Sherry

Pooch Morning Glory said...

hi cynthia
sweet tree!.... loves it. have a great weekend
~laura

Pam said...

Now that's a tree with character!

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

what a cool tree...and it kind of does look like a character in a Disney movie! i think i've seen trees like that before...not exactly forgettable!
xoxo alison

annechovie said...

What a charming home! Thanks for your visit and comment. Hope you have a great week.

WrightStuff said...

Woo that is one scary-looking mean tree! I bet no squirrels mess with it!

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Yep...I can understand how that tree would draw attention to itself...that is ONE "MEAN" looking tree.
But I have found that my favorite ROSES have the sharpest thorns.


Rose

midwesttomidlands said...

What a tree, and a cute or should I say charming house? Looks like some very interesting and pretty jewelry you create. Thanks for visiting my blog and please come back:)

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