|Cassia grandis - tall, leafy, sheltering|
|Flowering cassia grandis|
|Heavy pods crash and break open|
I am sweeping up the pods that have crashed on the driveway - each heavy as a policeman's bootoo! It's not a hardship pushing the wide broom and then scooping up the decaying leaves with the slimy white seeds that have burst out of the dark pods. Takes me back to other days sweeping dust bunnies under beds, sweeping sand in beach houses, clearing cobwebs. Trees do that - clear cobwebs from muddled heads. How simple it would be to live the way a tree does, effortlessly putting out leaves, flowers and fruit in all directions, just reaching for the sun!
|Cassia grandis seedlings|
|Seedlings growing out of the cracked pod|
It is so easy to miss the trees when you are in an office all day. Make the extra effort to look around to see what's flowering, when they are flowering and what fruits emerge - even if you can't eat them!
|Perfumed blossoms of ylang ylang|
|Sheltering canopy of almond tree|