Sunday, March 8, 2009

Green Thumb Sunday

In honor of Green Thumb Sunday, I worked in my yard. NOT!!! My Kodiak friends Jim & Sandy are in Tampa and had a day away from their business so we went out. It was a BEAUTIFUL day - temperature perfect, very light breeze. You couldn't pay for a better day. We went to the Museum of Fine Arts then ate burgers & fries at Johnny Rocket. A very nice day on Beach Drive in St. Petersburg indeed.

Here we are in front of the Kapok tree in Straub Park. These trees can grow to 150 feet! Sandy commented on the smoothness of the bark. These trees are drought deciduous meaning they shed leaves during the dry season (they are a tropical rainforrest tree) and get these large flower pod on them.

Check out the size of the flowers! Granted, Sandy has a thin wrist and forarm but the flowers are big. They made a bit of a thud when they fell from up high too.

Here's two photos of the tree. It's impossible to get in it's entirety without giving up detail.


Skeeter said...

What a fun day for you all. The tree is awesome! I see you have your green clover in place...

Julie said...

I'm sure we must have Kapok trees over here, but for the life of me I'm not remembering seeing anything with flowers like this!!! WOW!!!!!!!

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