Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Golden Rain Tree

Koelreuteria paniculata is native to China, Japan, and Korea.

The fruit/seeds aren't here yet, but they come in balloon-like pods.

Here's a headstone I found near the golden rain tree. It says "Jane, my wife" at the top. Family headstones are always a bit curious. The dates alone make you wonder about each family member and his relation to the others, but in this case the relief made me contemplate the clan a bit longer. Is that Jane coming down the steps of the family house? And who's the man addressing her? It could depict a habitual circumstance in the family's life or maybe it's a specific event...

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