Within 4 blocks of my house are three stands of Black Locust Trees.
As a child, I knew where every Redbud Tree, Dogwood Tree, and Locust Tree was within bike-riding distance of my house.
In the years since my childhood the old neighborhood has changed little – except in the areas the Locust Trees grew!
I was excited to find the groups of Locust Trees, but somewhat disappointed to find that they are not yet in bloom.
But, they have leafed out and the racemes are fully formed with flower buds quite evident.
When will they bloom?
When Locust Winter arrives, of course.
And, when is that?
I won’t know until Locust buds burst and a cold snap spells Locust Winter.