No, it's not me for once. In our backyard we have a Catalpa Tree. It boasts HUGE heart-shaped leaves (great for shade) and in spring/early summer, Catalpa's bloom like crazy! The flowers are white and have these adorable little purple lines in the center.
The tree was in full bloom two weeks ago and it was GORGEOUS! I was looking up at it and I said to Gary "WOW! I should really take a picture of that!" But, I was on my way out the door, and then...WARNING! EXCUSES AHEAD! ...because I work all day, come home and tend to my home and boy...I forgot to take that picture, and now, all the blooms are dried up and gone. I'm sad that I didn't get the photo because it was such a beautiful sight. Especially since the amount of clean up with these trees is so extensive, I wanted the image as a reward for all the raking and sweeping!
But wait! There's MORE in store for us to marvel, then clean up! In the fall, these trees sprout giant seed pods that look like snow peas on steroids. I only know this because when we first moved in here in the early spring, Daxon and I cleaned up the backyard and picked up all these dried pods. Then of course there's those giant leaves that have to fall off!
This could very well be the most beautiful SLOB I've ever known.
I found these pictures online of the tree and it's blooms and leaves. Ours is quite huge.