June 12, 2007 [LINK / comment]

Sights and smells of summer


One of the signs that summer has finally arrived (de facto, at least) is the sweet smell of Honeysuckle flowers (pictured above) hanging in the air almost everywhere you go. Other such signs include the flowers on catalpa trees coming into bloom, and the appearance of lightning bugs in the evening. In another week or two, the leaves of mimosa trees will emerge, followed soon thereafter by their puffy pink flowers.