Sunday, March 01, 2009
Cry Baby Tree
Common Coral Tree
Synonyms: Cry Baby Tree, Lucky Bean Tree
These pictures were taken with my VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED lens. So far I like it although Karen has been hogging it for her D80. The first tree is really beautiful. It started to bloom when we first arrived n San Diego and by the time we left it was in really in full bloom. The color of the flowers was amazing to me.
The Heavenly Bamboo had a lot of berries or really nice ‘fall’ color wherever we saw it. I guess some people consider this plant invasive but that isn’t true in Connecticut. It barely lives in Zone 6 and often finishes up the year a little tattered. I don't think it is considered a true bamboo.
We made it to Little Rock in a snowstorm (probably considered a lot for around here) and a lot of wind. You had to keep both hands on the wheel! We have decided to slow pedal home since 10 inches of snow and a lot of wind (see a theme for this trip?) are expected in Connecticut Monday.