There's a funeral home in Vicksburg that I drive by several times a week, and I have had my eye on a tree in front of it for a couple of weeks now.
Yesterday, I passed by the funeral home and noticed that the tree was in full bloom, and since I "just happened" to have my cameras with me, I stopped to capture it while it was at its peak.
At the time I photographed the tree, I didn't know what kind it was, but after researching it, I discovered that it is a Golden Raintree, and its name perfectly describes its delicate cascading yellow branches.
If you are a regular visitor to Southern Lagniappe, you know I always have to get a closer look at whatever I'm photographing ... whether it's flowers, bumblebees, dragonflies, cows, or goats ... I want to see them up close and personal.
So, here are some "up close and personal" photos of the glorious "Golden Rain" blossoms that make this beautiful tree so unique. You can click on the images to enlarge them, if you'd like to see them even closer.
I hope your weekend is filled with lots of sunshine, and you have time to relax and enjoy it.