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Monday, May 24, 2010

Worm Trees are in bloom!

Happy Monday to all my blogging friends! I wanted to show you how beautiful our "worm' trees are. The correct name is Catalpa, but we have always called them "worm' trees because it won't be long until the caterpillars are all over the trees and eating all of the leaves.

Isn't this beautiful?

This is the bloom! Looks like an orchid!

The only problem with these trees is there are sprouts everywhere! I am constantly pulling them out of my flowers. And try to kill one! Impossible! I have whacked some of them down only to have them sprout back up taller and bigger than what I started with!
One of my day lily blooms. I don't have the pretty ones like Mother does.

This is my current crochet project. Another tablecloth!

The Crochet Yearbook, vol.I, 2000
See ya later!


Faith said...

Pretty flowers on the tree..the tableclothe looks lovely..I have never crocheted from a graph...I have a mental block with it or something...I just have never been able to figure it out. This looks beautiful..and so elegant. I found a nice wicker table a small one like a coffee table on the curb, we repurposed it to our house..blot will be up tomarrow bout that..it is in good shape, and appears to have nothing wrong with it...so yippee for me huh? Thriftin and repurposin....

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

I LOVE Catalpas!!! We had one in one of our yards and I ALWAYS thought the flowers looked like little orchids!!!!

Went by that house a while back and noticed that the current owners cut down that lovely Catalpa - - - what WERE they thinkin'????

Linda said...

That is such a pretty tree. I have never seen one before.

glor said...

The worm trees are very pretty! The tablecloth you are working on it gorgeous. What patience you have.

Jennifer said...

Hey Charlotte! I'm your neighbor pretty much! I live where the yellow mall is and the Jesus store! I have been here for the past 7 years! It has been so neat to meet other bloggers from the area too! Stop by anytime! I love your log header too!


Hi Charlotte, What a beautiful tree, so magnificent! Love to crochet too, but haven't done anything in some time. Thank you for visiting and leaving your kind comment on my "Thrifty "RED" finds! I seem to be doing better at SA than The GW but I am finding very nice things at both places. I've only been thrift shopping for a few weeks and love it, so addicting.

Anonymous said...

Worm trees sounds interesting and yes, it is beautiful to look at with the abundance of white flowers. Plenty of caterpillars stay? That means plenty of butterflies too! What a beautiful sight that will be :-)


Sherrie said...

Gorgeous tree. I just wanted to stop over and say thank you for your kind comment about my shop. You said exactly what I was thinking, how do I get rid of anything....I love it all. Oh well we shall see how well I do. Thanks.

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Oh, WOW! What an amazing tree.
Love your tablecloth that you are working on.

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

That tree is beautiful!!! Your crochet work is gorgeous. Very nice!!