(and sometimes the beast!)




The breathtakingly beautiful flowers on this tree don't last long but gee whizz they make a statement when they arrive suddenly and you know spring is here. The yellow is so vibrant you can't help but notice the tree. 
Before starting this post I thought I'd found out its name, having asked the owner of the tree.  "Golden Rain Tree" he said.  I've already posted an article about the Rain Tree which isn't this tree and Google tells another story.  Vibrant yellow does enter into the description of Golden Rain tree flowers but these are your basic trumpet shape, like a giant yellow jacaranda, totally unlike what is pictured on other sites.  Perhaps Golden Rain is a local name.  Anyone know what this is?