I always know when spring has been welcomed by the presence of May tree flowers. You can smell them bursting into bloom and filling their branches with little white clusters. Fruit does not drop from the tree for humans to eat, only squirrels and quick birds get lucky sometimes.
The biggest May tree in our neighborhood grows in my backyard every spring but sadly Black Knot disease has taken over and left our tree pale and without flowers. We've tried to save it ourselves by scraping the disease that hugs the branches but calling for an arboist (tree doctor) seems easier. We'll just have to twiddle our thumbs and wait to see if our tree can be saved. If not, my heart will surely shrink in size.
These photos were taken for Fashion Magazine's latest style panel question:
"What would you wear to a summer wedding"? Here is my response :)