Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Acacias in bloom

Acacia flowers are opening up all over right now. I was out in the car on Monday and noticed huge stands of acacia covered with white flowers along many of the roads around us. Those trees can get really tall. This one is close to home, bordering on one of the vineyard parcels out back.

I'm told these are edible, delicious when battered and fried, but I've never eaten them.

Our weather is "changeable" right now. Alternating sun and clouds with showers. We had a brief thunder squall yesterday with light hail. Exciting!

6 comments:

  1. reminds me of our mountain laurel.

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  2. I guess what you're talking about is 'beignets de fleurs d'acacia.' In southern France they have 'beignets de fleurs de courge.' These are very delicate and delicious. When at friends in Northern Pennsylvania, one time, they served cooked [fried?] daylily (Hemerocallis) flower buds. As I recall, they tasted like green beans.

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  3. anne marie, I'm going to have to look that up now. :)

    chm, oui, beignets de fleurs d'acacia. Just another excuse to eat fried batter... lol

    judy, :)

    nadege, very fragrant, but I haven't noticed it yet. I think more flowers need to bloom.

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  4. So many different types of acacias. And so many glorious blooms. And so many to aggravate my allergies!

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