Or really, just someone who may know more about trees and plants than I do. Which isn't saying much. Because I would be the person stranded in the forest eating poison ivy because I didn't know what it was.
This is a tree in the woods next to the house. Honestly, I don't remember it flowering last year. But this year it is bursting with these beautiful, almost-tulip looking flowers. This is my new favorite tree, so I'd really like to know the name! Anyone??
Update: Okay, the two people I thought would know have both let me know that this is indeed a Tulip Tree! Hence the tulip-looking flowers, right? Yes, well that did cross my mind, of course, but it just seemed a bit too obvious. And now I need to go to the library to check out a copy of "Tree Identification for Dummies. The Total Dummies Edition."