Regular readers will know that the Lime Tree long arm quilting pantograph by Keryn Emerson is my current favorite. One of the many things I didn't know is that the Lime tree that inspired Keryn to make her pantograph not only grows all over North America, including in my town, but is called something completely different here from the rest of the English speaking world.
Let me introduce you to the Lime tree, (Tilia americana) is also known as a Linden or Basswood tree in the USA.
On the corner of Depot and Elm Streets is the old County Highway
Department building and judging from their height, around 60 years ago someone planted five Linden trees along the street frontages.
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Sadly the blooming period is brief and the flowers do not last more than a few hours in a vase.
See a close-up of the flower here.
This last picture is of the tiny berry like seeds which follow
Do you have a Linden tree in your town?
Y'all come back!