Today's bloom is Thornless Floss Silk Tree 'Majestic Beauty' (Ceiba speciosa)

Bloom of the Day for May 16th, 2011:

Type of plant: Perennials, Trees

Bloom color: Pink

Bloom time of year: Mid Fall

Sun requirements: Full Sun

Cold hardiness: Zone 9a to Zone 10b

Height: over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing: 30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

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marti001 wrote:
Great picture!! So clear and detailed. What camera did you use?

locakelly wrote:
Nice shot Kell - very pretty bloom!

onewish1 wrote:
very unusual.. and pretty

Kell wrote:
Thanks. This tree is a real treat when in full bloom. The flowers are good sized too so you can really enjoy it! Hi Martie. I had to go look at what camera I had then. It was a weird shaped Canon that was out for like 2 weeks and I was one of the jerks that bought it. I think I used it for just a few weeks. Canon PowerShot TX1

marti001 wrote:
My first 35 mm camera was a Canon AE1. I loved it. Over the next year I bought a wide angle lense, a zoom lems with doubler, and several micro lens. I had the camera for 18 years and only had it in for repair once. They had to clean sand out of it. I was shooting pictures are a dirt bike race of a friends son when a biker went nuts and mowed me down. But I got some great shots, before the accident