An Ugly Duckling to Beautiful Swan
I've been wanting to share a couple of photos of the tree in my front yard.
This awkward little tree has been here since we moved in 5 years ago. I've started calling it our
"Charlie Brown Tree."
It's so slow growing, and goofy looking. At times, I've wanted to pull it out and plant something else!
No one here in Vegas has been able to tell me what it was, so I asked my blog friend, Noelle
The name she gave me was a
Chinese Pistache or (Pistacia chinensis)
I started to do some Googling and she's right! The fun part is that one of the things I read was...
"An Ugly Duckling to Beautiful Swan"
It seems that after about 5 or 6 years this scrawny tree will begin to blossom and it's canopy will begin to change and grow.
It produces little berries that birds seem to love.
We don't have many trees here that change into beautiful colors, but this one always seems to show it's true colors around this time of year.
I'm going to keep a closer watch on this tree, and learn to appreciate it's Fall foliage.
The Cape Honeysuckle is another shrub that starts to show it's colors.
It produces these orange blooms in the Fall.
Fall is taking it's time getting here. It's still in the 90's during the day!
The colors of Fall are a little harder to spot here, but I'm making an effort this year to find it.
Have a wonderful week!