Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Almost Missed It

We have a very large yellow poplar (also known as a tulip poplar) on the side of our house. With its large, broad leaves it makes an excellent shade tree, and it helps protect our house from some of the summer sun. It also makes these beautiful flowers, but I never saw them because they were so high up. (OK, that's not a cue for you people to get started with the shorty jokes.)

Tulip Poplar, Canton, NC  -  2005
(Click on photo to enlarge.)

Some of the branches from this tree were getting near my power lines, so I did some pruning. Only after the branches were on the ground was I able to get a good look at this tree's flowers. And of course, I had to immediately put down the pruning saw and go get my camera!

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