Saturday, July 2, 2011

Black Locust Tree Shadows

We went for a walk yesterday at Fort Steilacoom Park in Lakewood, WA, and there were still blossoms in the black locust trees.  It's one of my favorite times of the year at the park, because they smell *so* good to me!  They are very interesting trees because their leaves are so delicate and their blossoms are so lovely, and yet their branches carry amazingly sharp thorns (I accidentally poked myself recently, ouch!). 

beautiful black locust tree

sharp thorns on a black locust tree
I'm linking this post to Shadow Shot Sunday.


  1. Those thorns do look sharp. Nice shadows on the branch.

  2. How interesting, I didn't realize these trees had thorns. I guess, I never got close enough as you did!

  3. Trees with thorns are always a surprise to me. I just recently discovered the lemon tree has thorns.

    I wonder if this is the tree my neighbor has. Love the blossoms.