Monday, October 09, 2006

The Second Week Of October

Here's your picture of the week for this, the second week of October. These beautiful pink flowers are on a silk floss tree, and by a strange coincidence, I drove past this tree last week and it's in bloom right now. The tree is located in a cemetary south of Bradenton, Florida. But don't let that creep you out, it just happened to be the only tree of it's type that I could find that wasn't on private property. These trees get to be 50 or 60 feet high, and they are quite the sight when covered in pink flowers. They also have stubby spikes on the side of the trunk to discourage tree-climbing youngsters, I suppose.

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