The last time you saw the bombax tree (“The Bombax Tree, AKA The Shaving Brush Tree,” May 31, 2013), it had bloomed and had very few leaves. Well, time has passed, rain has come, and the tree looks considerably different. So I thought that you needed to see that it does, if fact, make a nice tree and makes shade. So here it is:


And from the other side.


Makes a nice tree, huh? At some point I will have to prune it back to get it into the barn for the winter. But I will worry about that later. Right now I will just enjoy watching it grow.