Bottlebrushes are flowering everywhere at the moment, absolutely everywhere. They are very common street trees, and in people’s gardens, with the most common kind, the red-flowering ones vastly outnumbering the pink ones, and the pale yellow kind. They remind me of people with dreadlocks – I wrote a little haiku about this about 20 years ago that I dug up this morning for this post – so it’s an idea that’s been in my mind for a long time.
trees move to the beat of the
lilting spring morning
Here is a comparison (dread photos courtesy of the internet)…
Stevie Wonder (lots at the bottom not much on top):
Thinning and a bit grizzled: