Tag: black locust

I Planted a Tree for Someone’s Tomorrow

I Planted a Tree for Someone’s Tomorrow

In the summer, I begin my morning with a walk about the property, coffee cup in hand, bulldog in tow, boots adrip with dew. Daylight does not suffer lazy fools in the Pacific Northwest or so my inner voice tells me. Dawn slips in early, dusk withdraws on its […]

Foxglove in the Locust Tree

Foxglove in the Locust Tree

Foxglove growing in an unlikely place. Each season brings new surprises, a changing of the guard so to speak, when petals fall, snowflakes melt or swallows sail. Last year, I noticed a sweet sprout of a surprise growing in the fork of my old black locust […]

Summer Belongs to the Black Locust

Summer Belongs to the Black Locust

Black locust trees anchor my house. They are a much a part of its history as the wavy glass windows and half-wrap porch. Even in a photo taken in 1900, they were relatively large trees.  Where three once stood, there are now two. A large weathered […]