Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tree blossoms

Against hazy August skies. I'm somehow thrilled that trees still blossom in late summer.

10 comments:

cieldequimper said...

This is a lovely photo. But what are they?

Paul @ Leeds Daily Photo said...

I too wondered about the kind of tree. Our blossom here in Yorkshire is long gone and with the heavy rain of the last few days many of the last flowers of summer too.

LONDONLULU said...

cieldequimper - thanks, though I wish I knew the tree! (My terrible botanical knowledge) Tried googling but no luck...it remains the mystery tree blossom for now :)

Paul - I would love to know what the tree is. I still see a few blooms here and there, so hoping our summer lasts a bit longer (though it's definitely ending, sadly).

LOLfromPasa said...

Beautiful, Lulu. Mr LOL has had a look and his first thought was 'bougainvillea' but he isn't sure. They are gorgeous, just the same.

EG CameraGirl said...

The colour looks like springtime. Very pretty!

LONDONLULU said...

LOLfromPasa - thank you, and thanks for checking with Mr. LOL! I wondered whether it was some tree-like bougainvillea variant too. I had a few more google tries, and it may be a hybrid variety of horse chestnut and buckeye tree called "Fort McNair red horse-chestnut" (what a mouthful!:)

EG CameraGirl - thanks so much! They're a spring bloom, I believe, so it's odd they're only blooming now, but I'm not complaining :)

a.s.m. said...

Una buena foto con un colorido muy agradable.
Veo tu blog casi a diario, me gusta.
Ángel Sánchez Marco.

Adele said...

Well, whatever it's called, it's very pretty, and kind of refreshing!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I can't be certain Lulu, but the flower looks very much like an Azalea, although I'm not sure if they get that big..lets just enjoy the beauty right!

LONDONLULU said...

asm - thank you so much! You have a lovely blog and glad to have found yours too :)

Adele - I kinda liked that this apparently spring bloom chose to bloom in summer :)

PerthDailyPhoto - you may be right - sigh, I wish I knew more about botany! :) Until I bone-up on my shameful knowledge, I'll trust better judgements than mine and enjoy their beauty :)