It was a beautiful day, so I decided to take some pictures of this interesting Catalpa tree.
When I returned with some gear, the local school were also busy taking photographs except
that they only seemed interested in the falling magnolia blossoms. I wandered over to say
hello but they seemed intent on (apparently) filming the falling blossoms so I did my best
to stay out of their shots (notice that they did not have the courtesy to return the favour,
although I was happy to include them in my shots as people usually help photographs both
in terms of human interest as well as being important for judging scale & perspective).
A lady passing by commented that they had been much better the day before; after a brief
conversation it turned out that she was talking about the magnolia blossoms. So I explained
what I was photographing (this interestingly twisted tree) and so we had a better look at it.
We thought it looked dead but after some close inspection we spotted the vanilla-bean-like
buds at which point I recognized it as a Catalpa tree.
One of the road workers passed by and asked if I was taking pictures of the magnolia
blossoms. After we had a nice chat she went away, but then came back and very nicely
moved some road signage that was in my way.
All in all, a beautiful summer day.