I was afraid we would be out of town when this tree blossomed. It is a tree in our side yard that blooms with hundreds of beautiful pink pom-pom flowers. And we have no idea what type of tree it is, except that it is old. The blooms are beginning to wilt. I can see these flowers recreated in layers of China silk and silk organza. The blooms remind me of miniture peonies. We visit a manufacturer this week that is going to create butterflies and small flowers for us out of velvet. I think I will take a picture of this with me.
I would like to pull out the watercolors or the colored pencils and try to capture the shades of pink.