January 30, 2012

Winter Bloom

SDP  1-30-12
I don't know what kind of tree this is, but it blooms during the winter here in Florida. And, as you can see, it's quite eye catching.  The tree is the size of a large oak and it's filled with these beautiful colorful flowers -- just one of the many reasons I love the Sunshine State this time of year.

6 comments:

cieldequimper said...

What a lovely sight!

Ernie said...

Orchid Tree, one of my faves.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bauhinia_variegata

They come in white, too.

Kate said...

Makes me yearn for summer!

Lowell said...

Super photo. It is, an orchid tree, and we had one in our backyard at our previous house in Ocala. Unfortunately, the blooms didn't last long!

Jack said...

Lovely, SRQ. You are reminding me that I need to pull out some non-performers, add some fresh soil and fertilizer to struggling transplants, and plant some reinforcements.

David Thomas said...

Nice photo. We stay down in Venice when in Florida and go up to Sarasota to the race track sometimes. But mostly it's life in Virginia and taking photos. I like your photos!