Wednesday, October 21, 2009


(Sorry, I realise this sounds very morbid and melancholy! Lumix likes leaves, so we went to the arboretum. I've always loved the name 'catalpa', the Yeats quote was the only one that came to mind...)


Rouchswalwe said...

In Mississippi, they are known as bean trees (sometimes smoking bean trees because it looks like there are cigars hanging on the branches when the bean pods are mature). And the catawba worms that live in the leaves are supremely effective fish bait. I'm guessing that catawba is closer to the original Cherokee pronunciation of catalpa. Don't know what the word meant in Cherokee though.

Michelle said...

A beautiful photograph, Lucy.

Meggie said...

Perfect quote for the photograph.