Couple of weeks back, on a weekend, I was taking an after lunch walk with my wife around our neighborhood. The day was sunny and bright but cool. Our dog Skooby was with us. Whenever he goes out with both of us he becomes super excited. As a result our walks become leisurely because he has to stop everywhere trying to take in all the smells that nature presents. This particular day I was rewarded for my patience with Skooby. As we were taking a turn on the road towards our home, my eyes were dazzled with the sight of blooming flowers bathed in sunlight. It was just one tree among few other non-descript trees near a creek. Behind the creek there was a small meadow with tall grass. I could hardly see any leaf on the tree. Whole tree, from top to bottom, was just covered in dazzlingly bright flowers. Sunlight was quite strong and it was difficult for me to get a photo with enough contrast of the whole tree with my cell phone. So I had to be satisfied with a zoomed in shot of the flowers. I had no idea what those flowers were. My knowledge about flowers are minimal. So I had to use Google lens to identify what it was called. Empress tree or one of the members of the paulownia family. If any of my readers can identify it clearly and update, it will be much appreciated.
Bathed in sunlight
Fit to adorn a regina
Empress of the wild
* The name Empress Tree or Paulownia was found using Google lens.