Summer Solstice and the Catalpa Tree - Garden Photo of the day
|Catalpa tree flowers - source: Kansas Native Plants|
Did you know that the Catalpa Tree drops its flowers, which look like orchids, on the Summer Solstice?
Catalpas are the last to leaf out and their flowers tell us when the longest day of the year is. On this day they fall like snow...
The Catawba Indians of Upstate New York, where the Catalpa is native, regarded this tree as sacred. There is a great story about how they were seeded all over the midwest: The Great Catalpa Craze.
I love Christine Agro's messages and mandalas. Here is her 'Catalpa meditation':
|source: Catalpa: Be In Tune With Nature|