Xanthoceras sorbifolia is native to China. This species has been noted by others as a good garden plant, an assessment which I’d say we provisionally agree with at UBC (via informal conversations about the plant with horticulturists and curators).
Commonly known as yellowhorn, it is a member of the soapberry family, and hence closely related to maples, horse-chestnuts and lychee. For a photographic overview of a traditional taxonomic understanding of the family (i.e., without maples and horse-chestnuts), see the Sapindaceae by Dr. Gerald Carr of the University of Hawaii.
Photography / Marine Life resource link: Marine Life of the Northeast Pacific showcases underwater photography by two divers, Jon Gross and Keith Clements. There are a few algae (fulfilling this weblog’s botanical mandate), but the majority of images are of animal life. On the oceanic theme, here’s another plug for the weblog Deep Sea News.