Blooms On Catalpa Tree Dazzle

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.

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When one looks into the bloom itself there is artwork to behold.

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Exquisite!

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When there is such beauty one needs to gather some up, bring them home, and put them in water.

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Alphia Proves Grandma’s Walking Stick Idea Still In Fashion

At the Dane County Farmers’ Market today I saw one of the cutest kids with……a walking stick.    She was dragging it everywhere, and I finally caught up with her to take a couple of pictures.

Her name was Alphia, (at least that is how I think one would spell it) and she was no more than 4 years old.  Her mother told me this was the first market for the walking stick, and by the way Alphia was handling it through the crowds, it will not be the last. 

My Grandma had a walking stick with her all the time on our journeys through the woods.  It was used to poke and prod this stone, or that piece of brush.  Back in Ozone, Arkansas she used it to make sure the tall grass and underbrush did not have a  snake or such that might not be so fond of being stepped on. 

With all those memories in mind it was just too funny to see a small child with a walking stick on the Isthmus in Madison.  What a hoot!   The first shot is natural, but the second one she posed for.

What a cutie!

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Saturday Song: Tex Beneke With Glenn Miller Orchestra “In The Mood”

This one really smokes in a high classy way!