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Monday, May 11, 2015

Mosaic Monday


 One of my all time favorite bushes - Kolkwitzia - but I've always known it as Beauty Bush
 If you sit under the Beauty Bush you can hear the serenade of the bees - they love it - I happened to be lucky enough to catch that bee on the lower right side before it flew off to another flower.  We had a Beauty Bush in our yard in California.

I don't know what this next tree is - but it sure is pretty.  It is next to the building where I go for Physical Therapy.  It is just coming into bloom - I want to get more photos of it when it is in full bloom. 
Anyone know what this is?  I'd appreciate some help.  It is a tree and is about 10 feet high - at least.

19 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh yes, I bet the bees love both of those gorgeous flowering trees/shrubs! Reminds me of that poetic phrase about a "bee-loud glade." Not sure where that's from. Shakespeare, maybe?

September Violets said...

We used to have a huge beauty bush in my family's old home too ... this is a lovely specimen! The other looks like quince, but am not sure it grows into a tree.
Wendy

Lorrie said...

That's a gorgeous tree and not one I'm familiar with.
Yesterday I was out in the garden and I could hear the buzz of bees about their business. Such an encouraging sound, full of life and promise.

eileeninmd said...

The beauty bush is new to me, it is lovely..Beautiful blooms and color.. Lovely images! Have a happy day and week ahead!

J said...

I love the gorgeous burst of spring that is your new header! Lovely flowers - especially the ones hosting the busy bee. I am not a gardener and also not familiar with specific names of flowering shrubs and trees. I just enjoy looking at them all!

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful mosaics and blooms! I love the sound of bees buzzing happily around.

Sara D.B. said...

Wonderful photos!
The shrubs and trees with pink flowers signal "spring is here". I hope somebody will recognize the beautiful tree!
Have a lovely week!

Veronica Roth said...

Love all that pink, frothy goodness JoAnn! So lovely. I have a feeling that second pinkie is an apple of some sort, it has apple leaves...maybe a crab apple...it also has that distinct ball type apple bud.

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Hi Jo!
Have never seen nor heard of a Beauty Bush either, but it is gorgeous.
:) m & jb who is quite fond of cattails

Amy at love made my home said...

Such beautiful blossoms!!! You really cannot get better can you! xx

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I can see why you like the beauty bush JoAnn, similar to a bridal wreath spirea only in pink. Not sure what the other blooms are as we likely grow different shrubs/trees in our areas.
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

Carver said...

Gorgeous flower shots.

Marigene said...

That Beauty bush is beautiful beyond words! It really is a treat to hear honey bees buzzing from flower to flower.
No idea what the mystery tree is, maybe some type of crab apple or apple?

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi JoAnn, you really find the most beautiful flowering trees and bushes. Is the first bush also known as wigelea? From a distance it looks like one my mom had years ago, but can't remember the close up version. I'm sorry I don't know the other tree either, but it sure is a beauty. Really such pretty photos..Happy Monday..Judy

Donna said...

What a stunning tree....I love how chock full of blossoms it gets...

Kay said...

Two super gorgeous trees! I don't know that I'm familiar with either of them. I did wonder if the second one was some sort of fruit but it's so chock full of blossoms I couldn't imagine what. Crab apple makes sense. I hope you'll revisit it with your camera and perhaps solve the mystery!

Pamela Gordon said...

The beauty bush sure lives up to its name! It is really gorgeous and so is the other one but I don't know what it is. Beautiful mosaics!

Candy S said...

The beauty bush is perfectly named. I wonder if they would survive the cold winters in Northern Ohio. The other tree/bush does look like it might be a crab apple. Both are beautiful. Beautiful pictures!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I thought it might be a crab apple, too! They are both so beautiful and have so many blooms! Flowers always make the prettiest mosaics! Enjoy your evening! I'm having trouble with my emails so if you get them more than once...you'll know it's crazy! lol Sweet hugs, Diane