This guy was walking by and we were talking about the tree and he said he has lived there (Hoboken, NJ) for over twenty years and never saw this tree. He wished he had his camera and a such and such lense and I said it might still be there tomorrow. :)
That is really cool. It's amazing how life wants to make itself known everywhere. Like little flowers and trees that grow out of rocks (or appear to). It also reminds me to really look around. I wonder how many people miss this?
I see few butterflies these days, but a couple of them have shown up in my flower garden. I got pictures of the yellow one (the other is orange -- looks like a very big and elegant monarch) -- here's the best photo, cropped: