redbud summer

Redbud July . . . (Cercis canadensis) A native of North America.

A native member of the Pea Family, notice the abundant pods ripening
on this Redbud. While certainly not as showy as their much-loved
flowers, on a rainy day, after a dry spell of many weeks, I find
the different shapes and greens very pleasing to the eye.

Here is a view of the same tree just two months ago: Redbud May

And three months ago: Redbud April

And here's a little meditation on
seeing or observation, and talent:

Poster: Redbud Redbud
shown at the left
(prints 81/2 x 11" (A4))      
Also available as .pdf
(65 K)
Talent? Everyone appreciates the wildflower's
showy brilliance, but few care to follow the slow,
steady ripening of the seed.

And finally, you might enjoy listening to a little celtic string trio
it was composed especially for young people to perform. | score |

(Photograph was made Thursday, the 3rd of July, 2003)

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