Through the seasons this locust tree, framed by a lightning- struck fence, has been a constant source of awe.
As well as being a social hub for birds, and their families- having been raised in her protective mass of gnarled limbs- the bees also take nectar from her heady blooms. The honey is divine.
June, the Locust tree, oil on canvas, plein air, 16x20in, copyright Jan Yates 2014
~ William Carlos Williams