Saturday, May 16, 2015

Leaning In There

This very large Catalpa tree is well known in west-end Toronto for the way it leans over Davenport Rd rather precariously but yet continues to hang in even through the really bad ice storms and snow loads we tend to get in winter. It doesn't even seem to lose any branches! It will soon be leafing out and will also be covered with lovely white flowers. It has been nominated in the Great Toronto Tree Hunt which is running now to celebrate the greatest trees in the city. I will have to watch to see if it wins in one of the categories.

24 comments:

Lois said...

I like the way this tree looks, but I would still be afraid to park under it! I hope it wins.

Birdman said...

In stormy weather, I might choose to park elsewhere. Quite a tree.

Sharon Anck said...

An amazing sight. It really does look like it could tumble over at any time.

TexWisGirl said...

what a GRAND tree!

llandudnopictures said...

I'd be a little wary of parking there!

William Kendall said...

Quite a tree! One wonders how long it'll stay.

Laura. M said...

When it blooms, it will be beautiful ;)
Buen fin de semana!!

VP said...

In the worst scenario it will be a problem for the cars and not the houses... I wish it a long and safe life!

Gosia k said...

looks dangerously

Fotolosopher said...

That's kind of scary! But what a great neighborhood. I wouldn't want to carry groceries or furniture up all those steps, though. Maybe there's a level way to get in around back?

Revrunner said...

Yep, not gonna park my car under it, especially when it's stormy out.

cieldequimper said...

Wow! It's gorgeous! You'll have to show it to us when it's in bloom!

Randy said...

I hope it never falls.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful tree. Do the people who live in these houses actually climb all those steps?

Fotolosopher said...

Thanks, Pat. You got everything right! "Old" and "trickster." Love it!

BTW, are you familiar with Leonard Cohen (that's not good phrasing, is it?) Do you now of him and if so, what do you think?

Andy said...

I don't think I would park there during a wind storm. I hope you post a photo when it is in full bloom.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

It has my vote!

altadenahiker said...

Once again, I'm in love with your Toronto houses.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That's very interesting about the tree hunt! And amazing how that tree hangs in there. Not sure I'd want to park under it tho.

Cloudia said...

That is a civic treasure!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh it's an old beauty Pat, can't wait to see it covered in white flowers.. would that be in summer?

Karen S. said...

Wow, that is one lovely and powerful tree. I hope you share more about that tree hunt (and photos) it sounds really interesting!

EG CameraGirl said...

It's amazing that ice has not brought it down!

Jack said...

What a fabulous tree. Love it!

Sorry I haven't been visiting. Time is tight with the new granddaughter, Joburg deals often with power outages (out for five hours this afternoon) and spotty wifi. Thanks for following me around Joburg virtually.