PHOTO OF THE WEEK, Catalpa Tree

When we in the temperate zones think of trees in bloom, we think of apple trees, peaches and flowering crab trees. The thought of towering forest giants in spectacular bloom that can be seen from a mile away are only memories of visits to the tropics.
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wrote:

I think I am madly in love with both of you, and the three mutton chops! We've considered homesteading and buying some alpaca's and sheep. We very well may do it, but my husband is still only 46 and has to work for about 10 more years to retire.
Your website is lovely.
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Jangchub wrote:
We've considered homesteading and buying some alpaca's and

We considered alpacas in addition to the "mutton chops" but much to our surprise and contrary to the claims of "packers", they itch worse than wool if one is sensitive to this.
I spun some yarn from an alpaca and Marilyn knitted herself a pair of socks but can't wear them and had to give them to a friend. No such problem with Merino and much less with coarse wool so, no point in an alpaca for our needs.

I had the good fortune to be able to retire at 43 so I got a bit of a jump on most men.

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Those are beautiful pictures of the Catalpa tree Jack!. . .Also, I was fascinated with your homemade soda pop section on your website. Looks like fun!
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When I was growing up in Ohio, both the catalpa and the buckeye (and its "cousin," the horse chestnut) would fit that description. The buckeye is usually described as a medium-sized trees, but the older ones really do give that towering impression.
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Jack Schmidling wrote:

you so much for sharing. Was the "Hummingbird Moth" the same as a Phonix Moth? And what are the giant white things that Marilyn is stand close to? Were the galaxy shots enhanced in anyway? Now I am going to send the site to friends to enjoy. Thank you again for a great few minutes. Me at snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com
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