Sunday 30 May 2010


It's that brief period when the Black Locust (or False Acacia) bursts into flower, and this unelegant and rather shapeless tree is suddenly strikingly beautiful - and fragrant. Those pea-like flowers, hanging down in long loose racemes, are described in botanical terms as 'papilionaceous' - yes, butterfly-shaped - no wonder I like them so much.

1 comment:

  1. No picture Nige, must be the minellium bug, y2k halved.