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Glory Days for Catalpas 2015: An album

Three photos to start, at 7:07amCT, Tue 2 Jun 2015

As a favorite season peaks, we're collecting this year's catalpa pictures into one album. There will be time to link additional submissions in the next three or four days, maybe as long as a weeking, owing to the traffic load.

For now, there are several. It's hard to say where in the 7-County area of Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, Russell and Taylor Counties of South Central Kentucky the trees are the prettiest. Quickest to come to mind is the unofficial Catalpa Trace, Columbia to Cane Valley to Coburg/Tampico-on-the-Pike, Ireland to Campbellsville, Campbellsville Street/Campbellsville Road/New Columbia Road, KY 55 between Campbellsville and Columbia, soon to be the magnificent gateway, Heartland Parkway.

That just comes to mind first. Contrary opinions will be graciously tolerated. - ED & LINDA

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Catalpa Worms

2015-05-30 - Taylor Co., KY - Photo by Lawrence Hamilton.
Lawrence writes, "I finally have my own catalpa worms. Now it is time to go fishing..." In this case, everybody wins. The catalpa worms can have their leaves and eat them too. Fishermen can have the world's best bait, and after the catalpa worms finish their salads, the trees regenerate the leaves. It's a multiple win situation.

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Catalpa in bloom, Mon 1 Jun 2015

2015-06-01 - Columbia, KY - Photo Ed Waggener.
It's Glory Days time for Catalpas, the showiest tree in the woods. Peak day any time now. A "will-do" photo, above, as minimal homage to a favorite tree. We're keep trying for a submission of a cascade of Catalpa blossoms and for the most artistic catalpa petals like snow on a spring lawn picture, just in case better photographers don't submit first. We'd appreciate it if they did. - EW

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Glory Days for Catalpas 2015: At Columbia Best Western

2015-06-02 - Columbia Best Western Inn - Photo by Ed Waggener.
Linda spotted this one, a special tree at Columbia Best Western. We always imagine what a visitor would think when they wake up in Columbia, and decided they would be quite pleased with the coolish gray day morning yesterday. And probably hungry for the great food in the area - we would have wanted country ham. But that may be because we had dinner at the Circle R, right around the corner, and weren't surprised that just as in the J.D. Harper Glory Days of that famed restaurant, Cousin Bob selected country ham and got the most beautiful center slice one could imagine.

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