Ceiba speciosa (formerly Chorisia speciosa, silk floss tree, toborochi tree, drunken tree) - Aspire Park in Doha, Qatar. Belongs to the same family as baobab and the kapok. Native to tropical and subtropical forests of S.America. Rated among the most beautiful trees in the world due to its spectacular blooming with thousands of flowers in pink, white and purple. The tree is resistant to drought and moderate cold // photo by terp16 @ http://www.panoramio.com/photo/40891139
Wisteria Wishes ..... Not everyone sees or appreciates any beauty in the obviously old, knotted & twisted branches (I LOVE THEM) ..... but when the wisteria vines joined & became a part of the whole picture ..... & burst into full bloom ... It is a thing of true beauty for all!!!