Monday, February 14, 2011

Sweet acacia~Mellow Yellow Monday 021411

Our sweet acacias are beginning to bloom. Their scent drifts throughout our yard (I have 8 of them in the yard!) I like their shade and yes, in the spring, their delightful smell! Some little birds also enjoy them and frequently make their nests near the acacias. They are a delightful tree for the desert, but watch out for their thorns! They provide a mesh-like shade for a patio and grow quickly. They also naturalize, so if you have one, soon you'll have more! Mellow Yellow Monday for February 14, 2011. Happy Valentine's Day (also my birthday!).


Lesley said...

I used to live near an Acacia Ave in Toronto and often wondered where that name came from. Too bad we couldn't smell any, I would have like that!

RNSANE said...

The blossoms are so pretty. I know I've seen the tree but I just don't remember it.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Little splashes of color in the desert are always a welcome sight!


A seeker of yellow, they say,
Is likely to savor the day
If painted in cream
Or golden—a dream
That overcomes all shades of grey!

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