Thursday, May 26, 2011

Laburnum Tree

There have been laburnum trees in our garden since before my parents bought this house, in 1959.

The one outside our bedroom window has always been there, and I love its yellow flowers in the Spring.

However, my parents seemed to go through a period of planting tiny bits of ivy in lots of places. They flourished and one climbed up the tree and was slowly overwhelming it.

So when the men came to trim our trees in the winter, they sawed through the ivy's trunk to kill it.

It was too twisted round everything to be removed, but gradually it died. So here's the laburnum tree, in full flower a couple of weeks ago, with the dead ivy.

This was the view from our bedroom window - - I love it!

The tree itself with the ivy round it gives an interesting effect:

It's a kind of twisty natural sculpture. I prefer it to much sculpture that's man-made.


Blogger Jennyta said...

I love laburnum. It's so graceful and elegant.

9:18 pm  
Blogger Jan Blawat said...

That dead ivy trunk must look like a luxury condo to several types of critters.

2:35 am  

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