FIREWORKS IN THE TREE TOPS
One of the few blooming trees this time of year
is the Golden Rain Tree
(sometimes called the Pride of India).
A popular shade tree, which thrives
in all kinds of soil, this medium sized tree
has bursts of yellow flower spikes
which always remind me of 4th of July fireworks.
When you see a Golden Rain Tree this month,
squint your eyes . . . and imagine a sky
full of bursting floral shells
in the night sky.