We had a wetter winter and my Golden Rain Tree went nuts with blossoms this year. While the neighbor's basketball hoop spoils the picture, I'm loving all the pretty yellow flowers. Someday I hope this tree will actually shade the front of the house, not just the driveway.
Lots of bees buzzing in the tree daily. We had a couple of hot windy days and a lot of the flowers were blown off. I spent half an hour this morning sweeping them out of our neighbor's driveway and the gutter. Soon the flower spikes will give way to seed pods. I love flowering trees, even though they are very messy.
My husband and I are both on vacation for a few days and have a long list of household chores to get through, mostly related to reassembling the house since our carpet installation. We bought some new wall lamps for our home office and the obviously translated instructions were not quite English--check out #3 especially!
Pretty funny. Last weekend we assembled a new, smaller desk for me, and I'll need to thin file folders and desk drawer items. Last night we moved furniture around in our future guest room and I reloaded the bookcase, which lead to opening books and delayed finishing the job, natch. Lots of boxes, artwork, and paper purging to do yet. I can't remember the last time we were off work for so many days together and we are enjoying our time. It always goes so much faster than you think it will!