May 20th – Laburnum is a beautiful tree. Of the same family as wisteria, with similarly structured but different coloured blossom, golden chain as it is often called was for many years was a staple of parks, gardens and urban public spaces.
Sadly, the seeds are very, very poisonous, and after a number of well publicised poisoning cases in the 80s many hundreds of these trees were cut down.
A few though, remain and this one at Shelfield was looking particularly fine as I returned from work on a grey evening.
This journal is moving home. Please find out more by clicking here.
from Tumblr http://bit.ly/2JTgnwQ