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Weeping peach on East Capitol NE

I was out with my dog and came across this brilliant tree, without a camera, of course. So I ran home and grabbed one and came back to try to capture it. Unfortunately, it's dark and rainy here today, so didn't turn out as well as I had hoped, but I couldn't wait for the tree to reach full bloom without a shot of it.

I fell in love with this tree, but nobody seemed to know what it is. Even a friend had been searching, but to no avail. Desperate, I took a close-up of a blossom to my local hardware store, which also has a nursery, and the clerk said it was a quince, which I said it definitely wasn't. Suddenly, this customer standing next to me said, "You want to know what it is? I have one; it's a peach, some sort of Japanese variety." I searched further online, and sure enough, it's called Crimson Cascade Weeping Peach. I have one on order, but don't have a clue where I'm going to be able to put it!

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Isabel Cutler02-Apr-2009 20:55
Doncha just love that digicam deep depth of field, that was initially the cause of our moving to dslrs because we wanted to isolate things? :-)