Saturday, May 1, 2010

Locust Perfume

So it's mid spring, and the locust trees in the holler have exploded with blossoms. Locust trees are a leguminous pioneering species around here. They're especially thick on the fenceline of the top bench of the pasture. Locusts are one of my favorite trees around here.
The tree's blooms are really large - bigger than my hand, and smell like honey. This pic was taken right after a rain, and the moisture in the air held the flowery perfume near the ground. It was really heady stuff, but man was it wonderful.

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