A Rather Smelly Dangle

Five or so years ago, the human female dragged Sigyn and me all over campus, showing us the all of the flowering trees and shrubs.  Sigyn and I did not exactly agree about the merits of the various floral entities.  Take this one, for example:

febcampus1

First of all, it has a stupid name.  It doesn’t grow only in Texas, we are nowhere near the mountains, it is not a laurel—or even a mountain laurel.

The second part of its slanty name, “secundiflora” is supposed to indicate flowers that are all on one side of the branch.

febcampus2

Even before Sigyn started climbing around in this flower cluster, it certainly wasn’t one-sided.

And then there’s the smell.  Sigyn thinks it’s “heavenly.”  Five years ago, I thought it smelled like fake grape Kool-aid.

febcampus3

Now I think it smells like spoiled fake grape Kool-aid.  Bleargh.

It’s blooming a month or so early, too, so it could get started ruining my spring sooner.

Enjoy your rancid air-freshener, Sigyn, I’m going to go see what else is in flower.  Unless the campus has started planting skunk cabbage, I’m sure I can find something.

>|: [

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s