I have been living here in Upstate New York for quite some time. In our back yard, we have some beautiful old trees, some are more then 100 years old.
More particularly, we have this thorny tree that Stephen calls a Locust tree. I have never much appreciated this tree and often wondered why we had not taken it down.
During this time of the year (late spring), we would always get this wonderful perfume smell in the air. A smell that not knowing any better I had attributed to honey suckles. Strangely, we have no honey suckles around, but I just could not figure out where the smell came from that is ..... until tonight.
As I sat outside this evening enjoying the sweet smell in the air all the while reading my book, I looked towards the Locust tree, which is in the middle of the yard, and noticed it had blossoms. Hum..... I've never seen this before...
As I stood under its canopy it smelled oh so sweet!
I ran to the house to get DH!
Believe it or not, he did not know that the tree blossomed in the spring. Well...
Now I know where that beautiful smell comes from and it's not from honey suckles! lol
And if that wasn't enough....
There were these huge bumble bees buzzing about from blossoms to blossoms.
As I stood underneath, all I would hear was the buzzing of bumble bees.... and there were many.
I soaked it all in....!
It is amazing how blind we were to its beauty! I will never look at our Black Locust the same again! When it shed it's thousands of pods on the lawn, I will remember my Spring experience! ;o)
On the quilting front I have been a busy bee, buzzing from one project to another. I have finished a hand applique quilt that I hope to show you soon.
I have 18 more peels to hand applique! I will then be ready to piece the top! Yea!
I'm off to do a bit of hand applique before it gets too late!
I wish you all a wonderful week! Thank you so much for stopping by my little corner in cyber space! Cheers!