Though we have a catalpa tree in our backyard that has blooms on it, there is no comparison to the larger tree down the block that towers over the street, and is loaded with thousands of blooms. For the first time I looked into the bloom from a catalpa tree, and was amazed at the intricate detail to be found.
First however some pictures of the tree, and the countless blooms that have a faint perfumed smell.
When one looks into the bloom itself there is artwork to behold.
When there is such beauty one needs to gather some up, bring them home, and put them in water.