Monday, May 14, 2007

Those Bloomin' Pecans


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.

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9 comments:

Tara said...

Mmmmm, pecans...and pecan pie!

I love the contrast of the curvy yellow blooms and green leaves against the slats of the swing.

riniroo said...

Great colors!

Thanks for stopping by for some ice cream!

Jean said...

I love the colours and the photography is so artistic.

isabella said...

Very nice photo!

Pecan pie is so decadent...and one of my weaknesses - so I have to be strong and limit myself to just a small piece every few months...

marie6 said...

Dina of Malta dp makes a tasty pecan pie. and yes they did have wooden toys at street market, very colourful too.

Stephane said...

Nice shot, I like the colors of this one.

zentmrs said...

Love pecans and pecan pie!

This is a beautiful shot - the colors are great!

Aigars Bruvelis said...

Cool pic:)

Kuanyin said...

I used to pick pecans with my family when I was young, and then my Mother would make the most scrumptious pecan pies...to this day, they are my favorite pies! Beautiful photo!