Friday, October 16, 2009
This katsura tree is getting prettier every day, but heavy rain is now falling, which may shorten the show. I learned in a comment from spinyurchin on a previous post that the yellowing leaves smell like caramelized cotton candy. A bit of googling suggested this to be true. The tree above is fenced off, therefore unsniffable, but fortunately our next door neighbours have one in their yard--which is why I was up on a stepladder, leaning over the fence, smelling their tree this morning. It smelled like rain.