Our lives have surely changed in the last few weeks.
I just haven’t felt like doing any posting, so I hope you forgive me. Especially you, Sue. The lists you sent are still sitting in draft form, waiting for me to get some enthusiasm!
I live in a semi-rural area, so it is easy to slip out the door and go for a walk. The leaves are beginning to don their autumnal colours; they looked very beautiful in the morning sunshine. These are from a tulip tree Liriodendron tulipefera.
I looked for the origin of that botanical name, and found this: the botanical name Liriodendron tulipifera originates from Greek: Liriodendron, which means lilytree, and tulipifera which means “bringing forth tulips”, alluding to the resemblance of its flowers to a tulip.