Monday, November 24, 2008

Fall in Southern California


This South American native, the floss silk tree (Ceiba speciosa), is still hanging on to its blooms late into the fall.

11 comments:

Tanya said...

It's beautiful Tash! I don't think I've ever seen one of these. My grandparents had a tree with a green bark like that, but I don't remember what the leaves looked like, or even if it had any, except for some huge wicked thorns!

Knoxville Girl said...

What a beautiful tree - I've never seen this before.
And what I find so delightful is another way to look at fall - not just red leaves, but also fuschia flowers.

marley said...

What a stunning tree! I've never seen this before...lovely.

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

I like their giant pods with the cotton encased seeds. They also make overly effective back scratchers.

Marie-Noyale said...

These flowers go very well with my boots today!!!

Laurie said...

I always wondered what this was called. Beautiful shot! Yup, our fall colors aren't leaves... they're flowers!

altadenahiker said...

Now, this is the tree that has spines on its lower regions, yes? My dog has backed into such a tree for some private time and been most surprised and dismayed.

Petrea said...

I love the bumps on their trunks, too. But the flowers are amazing.

AH, you crack me up.

jill said...

Very different fall 'color' than we have. The blooms are beautiful.

Bibi said...

Almost like some sort of orchid.

Gordon said...

A beautiful colourful display. Thanks for your kind comment re my 1st anniversary post.