I remember a beautiful mimosa tree that grew in the front yard of one of my childhood homes. The pretty pink puffs released such a wonderful scent that floated on the breeze, attracting hummingbirds that would flit from blossom to blossom.
I planted one several years ago at the bottom of our drive, near our garden wall, so visitors would someday drive down to a magnificent bouquet of pink and green. While it's still young and sparsely flowered, the tree conjures up images of a tropical isle.
A larger tree stands at the top of our drive on the neighbor's property, but we have a lovely view. I stopped to take a close up of the bloom as I was walking by. A pretty combination of pinks and green.
I think it could be a quilt inspiration!
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