Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Ms Scarlet, on the balcony, with panache


This flaming redhead, beckoning from the balcony for gents to come up and see her sometime, transports me back to the days of Hayworth, Hepburn, Hayward, and O'Hara. It is a Brachychiton Acerifolius, with the common name Illawarra Flame Tree. Can you match these first names to the redheads in my reverie: Susan, Maureen, Rita, and Katharine?

16 comments:

billyB said...

What a wondeful tree.

Virginia said...

I'm thinking Rita Hayworth with that color red!
V

Kate said...

Rita Hayworth, Maureen O'Hara, Katharine Hepburn, Susan Hayward??

Gorgeous women and gorgeous tree.

Breathtaking said...

This is such an eye catching beautiful flame red tree.A head
turner for sure,but were all the above mentioned beautiful women all true, redheads!!

Kay L. Davies said...

Gorgeous tree, gorgeous women. I actually saw Katharine Hepburn in a play once. What a treat that was!

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Julie said...

Breathtaking: that was a problem when I was devising the list! I think ony Hepburn and O'Hara were true redheads. Even my adored Rita was a bottle-o!

Dianne said...

Definitely with panache - I'm thinking Maureen O'Hara - leaning over the balcony.

J Bar said...

Beautiful flame tree.

Joan Elizabeth said...

With all the beautiful jacaranda about it is easy to forget these gals ... glad they got a look in. It must shed quite a red glow in the upstairs rooms.

I took a photo of one of these in a neighbour's garden from my bathroom window a few years ago ... I can't even remember seeing it this year and now the maple is in leaf so I can't see a thing from that room any more.

JM said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Bruce Caspersonn said...

You are all showing your age now.

Peter said...

Flaming great!

brattcat said...

kate beat me to it. ah, so many wonderful films are now dancing in my brain.

Rachel said...

I can match all of them, but Maureen holds special meaning for me since they named my mother after her!

Julie said...

Oops ... forgot to jump in here and say, 'onya' to Kate, who did indeed, match first names with family names. They were the days, eh? When first names were Kate, Rita, Susan and Maureen. Now we seem to be riddled with the likes of 'Harper Seven'.

Jack said...

Beautiful, Julie. Katherine Hepburn was from a prominent Hartford family and her grave is in Cedar Hill Cemetery. I walked through it this past summer and was surprised that her family's graves are extraordinarily simple.