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Friday, July 28, 2006

not locusts but rather chinese scholar trees

the locusts are blooming. we have a bunch of them on our block, and i've been looking forward to it since june, watching the buds come out, and then the first few petals. now there are seafoam green carpets of flowers all over the city, making it seem, for about a week, a little tiny bit like a fragrant forest.

correction: i think these are actually chinese scholar trees (sophora japonica). locusts make big dark brown pods, and these make strings of bead-like fruits.


At 12:24 PM, Blogger BloggyStyle said...

Weird that a tree is named after a bug.

At 3:03 PM, Blogger chartreuse velour said...

did the bug come first?

At 4:51 PM, Blogger BloggyStyle said...

Yeah, I looked it up because it sounded weird to me and I thought maybe I was even gonna catch you in a blunder. But no, it's true, the tree is named after the bug because the green things that fall off look like locusts.


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