The Orchid Tree is flowering. Its official name is Bauhinia Variegata.┬áSometimes referred to as the poor mans orchid. I may have told this story before, but my husband thought it was a weed and pulled most of it out. One day I noticed that there was a tiny stem still growing. We left it alone and several years later were rewarded with lovely flowers.The leaves remind me of eucalyptus. Our tree is not really a tree but more of a bush. These photos were taken at night. Never underestimate the power of someone or something that wants to live. Here’s a link for additional information.