Monday, March 18, 2013

Streets paved with gold

The photo hardly does it justice. The pavement is thick with rich golden filaments - flocked almost, like the fringes of chenille.

My neighbor's acacia tree is in bloom and flowers fall on my driveway as they decay.

It's like a rich carpet.

The streets are paved with gold.


smalltownme said...


Jen on the Edge said...

I've never seen an acacia tree in bloom. What do they smell like?

Aunt Snow said...

Jen, the acacia species here doesn't seem to have a scent, not one I notice. There is a very fragrant one that is used in perfume, but this is not that one.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

That's awesome... it's probably the closest thing there is to having a mallorn in the neighborhood.

The closest thing I've experienced to it is a cottonwood on one of our sites which makes the whole vicinity look like a blizzard just hit.

cactus petunia said...

Lovely! Such a beautiful color.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

If it doesn't cause allergy flare-ups, it is worth the mess for all that beauty!