21 June 2013

I Spy


...the unusual and blooming Handkerchief Tree
(Davidia involucrata)




Ahhh, just loving summertime

- photo by me -

14 comments:

A little bit Country said...

Ohhhh, I love an English summer! xo

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Me too....just lovely! :) x

little macaroon. said...

I saw a large one of these at Crathes Castle at the weekend. I had no idea it was rare - but it was absolutely beautiful!

Tina in CT said...

My daughter and family will be moving to Surrey next June from 10 years in Moscow. I am THRILLED!

Marina Pérez said...

Me too!

Marina

Jeanie said...

Add me to the list!

acountrybug said...

What an interesting name for a tree. I'm off to look that up.

Ali

Ida said...

Seriously a tree known as a Handkerchief Tree, that is really cool and so interesting.

Denise said...

That's so interesting, Laura! I've never heard of a handkerchief tree, but it certainly is unique looking. I'm glad you're enjoying summer; I'm sure it must be so beautiful there. :) Thanks for sharing the picture, and I hope you have a great weekend.

Denise at Forest Manor

Barb said...

They do look like hankies - I had to enlarge to make sure you weren't fooling us!

ann said...

Interesting tree. I enjoyed your visit to Darwin' house. I remember how excited I was to stand on his grave at St. Paul's.

My Garden Diaries said...

That tree is Amazing!!! Your photos are always so beautiful lady!!!

Linda said...

A beautiful tree - there's one in the gardens of Renishaw Hall which is local to where I live and, therefore, one I love to see when in flower.

Pura Vida said...

interesting! so glad you love summer and it's here for you just in the knick of time!