Although rather short-lived (10 to 20 years), Mimosa is popular for use as a terrace or patio tree for its light, dappled shade and tropical effect. Its deciduous nature allows the warming sun to penetrate during the winter. There are too many other high-quality trees in this cruel world to warrant planting this tree.
So mean! Doesn't it look pretty?
These pics below are from the Cacapon Resort State Park on Monday. It was cool and dry, there was a nice breeze to keep the gnats at bay, and few other people were on the course. Almost Heaven!
Finally, the bear necessities. What, you don't see him? He was RIGHT THERE!
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