Pecan tree blooms are falling and covering the backyard. A few landed on the rustic swing. Once upon a time, when batches of mud pies and cakes were baked in the sun, little chefs stripped the blooms and used them as decorative sprinkles on their concoctions. Now, while the blooms are rather a nuisance, the pecan nuts are still a southern delicacy.
This photo was taken from behind the swing looking down on the seat and to the red brick below.
Tip: If you make a pecan pie, add a tablespoon of flour to the syrup mixture. It helps cut the sweetness and stickiness.