Thursday, March 5, 2009

Skywatch Friday: Sweet Acacia Sky

Sweet Acacia blossoms with bee 3-2-09 by kathiesbirds with 300mm lens

In my front yard two Sweet Acacia trees grow with thorns as long as sewing needles. I am not so sure I like them, until the springtime comes. Then the trees burst into bloom with showers of these yellow puff balls about the size of Kix cereal. Their fragrance fills the air around them and the trees seem to hum with the happy buzzing of honey bees gleaning pollen from their blossoms.


I love the contrast of the bright yellow balls against our vivid blue Arizona sky. It seems so happy to me, so full of promise with spring just around the corner and new life about to begin again.


Happy Skywatch Friday Everyone!

Click on any photo to enlarge for the best view!

15 comments:

Ruth said...

What beautiful spring yellows and blue skies in your last two posts!

Lynne said...

Blue and yellow are my favorite color combination. Watch out for those thorns!!

bobbie said...

I just love acacia! These are such a rich color against that deep blue!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is so pretty.I have never sen a tree like this.
Blessings,Ruth

Deborah Godin said...

Gorgeous bright pom poms, and there's nothing quite like viewing a bit of sky through a bee's wing!

Jenny said...

I've not seen a tree like this before either, what a cracker, specially against that blue blue sky.

Gaelyn said...

Wow, great captures Kathie. Love that contrast. Those Acacia blooms look good enough to eat.

BirdingMaine said...

WOW, absolutely beautiful! The blue sky and the yellow flowers go together so well.

Wren said...

Lovely colors combination, and not just because it's Michigan colors: maize and blue.

SandyCarlson said...

How's that for intense color? You are amazing!

Oz Girl said...

What a lovely blog you have here! I love the photos of this sweet acacia tree, with the vibrant yellow against the blue-blue sky. I also love the photos in your "My World is a Yellow Promise" post. Fantastic! :) And thanks for coming by my blog to see my Skywatch post.

Doug Taron said...

I love beetle collecting on acacia trees. On acacia-loving species that I collect down in the Whetstone Mountains is as big as my thumb.

sylvia murphy said...

Kathie,

Mont Blanc is in the French Alps. It is gorgeous, but I have to confess, I feel we have some swanky mountains here in Colorado too :)

These flowers are very unique. I just love yellow.

Quiet Paths said...

What an incredibly beautiful image, lady. Gorgeous textures.

fishing guy said...

Kathie: That is just wonderful, thanks for the bright blue skies.