Two weeks ago, Quilty Friend's tree had beautiful purple blooms all over it. I tried to photograph it from the back of their property but it was too late by the time I got to it. Then, last week, I asked her if I could go into her back yard to try to get some pictures of this mysterious tree. I thought she said her husband called it a CAT-uh-paw tree. Then she emailed me the name of it--CATALPA. Never heard of it but when it was in full flower, it sure was pretty.
Oops, that link takes you to Catalpa speciosa and I think what we have here is Catalpa bignonioides,
common to the south.
Tomorrow I will show you what else she has in her yard.