Yes, these are also known as the Cedar Waxwing trees. *wink* *wink*
Actually, putting the lame joke aside, these birds are just too cute and funny looking (they all have Black masks and some even have miniature mohawks!) that I couldn't resist posting them on here.
Here's the actual flowers : They look sort of like . . . kind of like, well, a cluster of grapes shaped like a Christmas tree.
Not really. =P I'll get back to you on that!
They don't smell particularly good or look astonishingly beautiful, but the Butterflies like 'em anyway.
The Red Admiral butterflies to be precise.
For some reason there was a whole FLOCK (meaning, about 75 or so) of them all over this tree!
I posted some of these pictures last June
Okay, so they are shaped nothing like Christmas trees. =/
More like . . . Long, furry caterpillars perhaps? =D
Glittery wings, metallic coppery backs and orange stripes . . . the Lord God hath made them well.
May I present: The View of a Sideways Butterfly From Behind. Just a little "V" and antennae!
P.s. In case you hadn't noticed, this is post #5, it accidentally got skipped 'cause I rushed ahead into the redbuds.