November 17, 2010

Wordless Wednesday ~ Pretty in Pink

Flowering tree spotted in a lovely garden off South Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas...can anyone id it for me?

17 comments:

  1. It looks very nice. sorry I can't help, no idea what it is

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  2. Lovely photo! I cannot name it but makes me think more of seed pods . . . unusual and beautiful especially against the blue sky. I see butterflies in your blue . . . stunning! ;>)

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  3. Looks like a hybrid between ground cherries and bougainvillea. Sorry, not much help to you. Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog, Cat.

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  4. Chinese golden rain tree?

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  5. Gorgeous. As you can imagine, I am no help on identifying it. I love the butterflies in the texture because the tree leaves/flowers/pods (??) reminding me instantly of a huge grouping of butterflies!

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  6. Thanks all for trying to identify this beauty.

    Momo, thank you for sending me the link. I believe you're right! Who knew?! Thanks for taking the time to try to identify as you know I'm in over my head at the moment! :-)

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  7. It is a pretty photo and glad you found out it is Golden rain tree.

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  8. I never would have guessed ! But the colours and texture look beautiful against that sky !

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  9. This is one of my favorites. The colors are amazing! Love the butterflies, too.

    Warmly,
    Mariza Brussolo

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  10. Oh, sweet mystery of life! Yes, pretty in pink :)

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  11. Beautiful! Did you find out what it is?

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  12. Hey Cat,
    this picture is so pretty. It reminds me a lot of the pics I took of maple trees against the blue sky back in Virginia during my Au Pair year. I was fascinated. I saw the butterflies right away since I love dragonflies and butterflies. How did you put them in the background?
    Oh, btw I added the google translater to my page (just for you ;-) The results are hilarious. Even I wouldn't know what I have written. Take care, Sandra

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  13. koelreuteria bipinnata - Golden Rain Tree. One of my favorite trees - especially in the fall. If you get the bracts after they just turn, you can save the branch as a nice dried arrangement all winter. Yellow insignificant flowers in the spring-summer.

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  14. Good for you. So many knowledgeable friends.
    I'm with Sandra, may I ask how you edited your background?

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  15. Thank you for your nice compliments. The bracts reminded me of butterflies too so I added a frame layer of a piece of paper with butterflies on to the original photo in photoshop. You can change the opacity so the butterflies are more subtle and the photo comes through. There are tutorials on the web of how to do it - it's pretty simple. I hope you're inspired ;-)

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  16. Thanks for all the info Tufa Girl! I wish I could get a few branches of this for the winter. Unfortunately it was behind a gate in a beautiful and well loved garden...I feel lucky to have gotten the picture ;-)

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Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.
"Pooh!" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. "I just wanted to be sure of you."
~A.A. Milne

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