Sunday, May 31, 2009

Black Locust

Doesn't Black Locust really look like a member of the pea family? As far as I can tell, those pink flowers are simply a variety in the same species. At this time, there are clouds of white blossoms around the lake and very, very few pink ones.


  1. Our northern woods seem a bit boring in comparison to yours- we are extremely thick with white pine, spruce and hemlock; when I see any of the more showy/attractive hardwoods such as locust around here they appear to have been planted by human hands within the last century. I have never seen a pink one! Beautiful!

  2. Wow, such differences. Lots of green year round, eh? Around here it's mostly white pine for the conifers and I'd estimate that as 25% of total tree species.

    Reading your comment before heading out on today's adventure, I had locusts on my mind. I noticed trees of all sizes, from little bushes my height to great monsters that remind me of Treebeard from the Lord of the Rings movie. The locusts, for reasons that elude me, seem more likely to bunch up.