Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Strange tree

While driving today in Los Angeles I spotted these trees growing in the center of a roadway. The have green lichen on the trunk and huge thorns. Wonderful texture, but you would not want to lean against one! After some research on the net I found that they are Silk Floss trees, Cebia Speciosa. I wish I could be here to see them in flower. If you click on the photo's you can see a magnified view.


  1. Would noy want to run into that on a dark stormy night!
    Sounds like your trip was great.

  2. These interesting trees are new to me!
    I saw your comment at Penny's blog, can remember when I started blogging just over a year ago, so decided to visit...I'm now a new follower!

  3. I saw your post on Penny's blog, too, and decided to pop over here. Love the photos of the interesting trees.

    Those purses you made for your friends are beautiful.

    Have fun blogging!