The post title is a spoiler to today's tree .. ..
It has its home in the famous Edinburgh Castle in Edinburgh, Scotland. As such I did not see many trees inside and being a hot sunny day the cool shadow of this tree was a magnet for everyone.
We had a wonderful guide to tell us the story and history of the Castle but.. he did not know the name of the tree. The Castle staff too could not help.
I could see that it was a Maple of some kind. I now enjoy trees just for themselves but knowing their botanical name is always better!!
Our guide promised to find out and let me know. I did not have much hope but surprise surprise.. he sent a word next day that the tree is indeed a Maple. A Norway Maple he said.
I said a mental thank you to him!
Here is the tree. It grows right outside the Café on the road that gently climbs to the top. Do see it whenever you visit the Castle in Edinburgh!!
The Castle was very crowded hence it was practically impossible to photograph the tree by itself. Every tree image I have includes tourists.
Maples do not grow in Pune and I have only met them in my travels. I love them for the beautiful leaves and the lovely colours they wear in Fall every year.
Google search tells me that Norway Maple is the Acer platanoides of the Sapindaceae family.
I am joining Parul in her ThursdayTreeLove bloghop. Do head over to see some fantastic trees from around the world. Better still, join in.
A couple of images of the Castle..
|View from the Castle