Monday, June 08, 2020

Mimosa blossom

Cristobal made landfall on the gulf coast today and the atmosphere here in Empire has been excited all day. 

One thing about getting older is, my knees can predict changes in the weather longe before sophisticated computers and radars. 

We walked between rain showers today. When the rain moved off to the north, we headed out for a few laps.

On the far edge of the property, we noticed that the mimosa trees are blooming. We had these trees in our yard when I was in high school. Many times I've plucked a fresh blossom from a mimosa tree and sucked nectar from the small white anther at the tips of the filaments. The scent is sweet but not overpowering. 

I just Googled the tree and it said it was a member of the pea/legume family. Who knew. 

After snapping a few pictures, we continued our walk, but the rain returned. We scurried back toward the fence and shelter. 


  1. This picture looks like an abstract painting. I had no idea you could suck nectar from this tree.

  2. We have them here too - though we know them as Japanese/Persian silk trees. Lovely things, but very prone to borers.
    I do like the effect of your photo ap. It would make a challenging jigsaw.

  3. Thanks for the education. I had no idea the Mimosa was a bean tree!! LOL That is very interesting. I think every town I have lived in down south has had a Mimosa street.
    Nice colors. I have never tried a mimosa bloom, gotta do that.
    Sherry & jack

  4. The photo app does have some beautiful colors in in, I would love to see what the real tree looks like in comparison. I don't think I've ever seen one.

  5. You are getting a kick out of using that app for pictures. I like it.


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