"Following where my camera leads me!"

"Following where my camera leads me!"

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Sunshine Tree




Sometime in the Fall every year the bright Cassia trees burst into bloom! I am always so happy to see them again. I first noticed them every year at Thanksgiving on Sullivan's Island there were these bright happy yellow trees in full bloom. I loved their color!


So I went researching and asking around and found out what they were. Every year since, I've been on the look-out for them starting around October.

There's this big bushy weedy shrub-like plant growing on this corner. I photograph it every year and always look for it. We were out walking and suddenly I saw it and I couldn't believe it but my purse matched the blooms this year! LOL So we dashed over and made pictures of it.
I never could identify this plant on the corner. Nobody seemed to know. This year it sure had gotten taller. About a month ago, I posted on my sidebar over there---"does anyone know what this mystery flower is?" I had commented many times "well for a WEED it sure does have beautiful flowers on it". All year long it stands there in a patch of weeds....until it blooms.

Last week I found out that  my "mystery" plant is a little baby Cassia Tree! The trees are so much bigger that it had just not occured to me that my mystery weed was indeed A TREE! LOL
It's getting bigger every year and more "tree like" I suppose. I am so glad it's there on that street corner in the city and I sure hope nobody else thinks it's a big weed and cuts it down!
Isn't it pretty? Street corner sunshine in the city.

10 comments:

  1. Very pretty, I have a candlestick cassia tree. Cassia are great butterfly attractors.

    Those blooms do match your purse. That's a great photo of you with the tree.

    Happy Holidays ~ FlowerLady

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  2. Very pretty! It's hard to find a true yellow in nature (except for dandelions!). Cute picture of you and your yellow purse.

    Hugs
    Jane

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  3. oh it is so pretty! i am glad you found out what it is! each spring there are shrubs that grow here and have the most amazing smell...i have asked and asked and nobody can tell me what they are. i have to have one! i wonder if i cut a clipping if i can get it to grow? i'll have to try that next spring!

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  4. the tree is beautiful BUT i LOVE your shirt, now that's a color!!!

    i have read that every garden should have a "spot" of yellow!!!

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  5. It is very pretty! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  6. How lovely to see something flowering in late November. Hopefully no one cuts it down!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  7. this is, indeed, a beautiful tree...i'd love to have one, too

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  8. These are fabulous! I adore anything with bright yellow -- that's one of my favorites and has been since I was a little girl!

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  9. How beautiful! I'm pretty sure we don't have anything like that here in New England, and certainly not at this time of year. All of our trees are now leafless.
    Thank you so much for the kind words on Amanda's coloring book! It really is BEAUTIFUL!!! Have a great week!

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  10. A sunshine tree....the perfect name for this beauty! You know, I've seen these trees too and always wondered what they were. Thanks for doing the research my friend. Now if I can only remember! heehee! Enjoy your week. Lots of hugs, Diane

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