life on the Oregon frontier just went environmental
Friday, July 15, 2011
Russian Olives Bloom
The Russian Olive trees started blooming late this year -- July. We have eight of them and the scent fills the air, something reminiscent of soft gardenia. All the pollinators love these blooms and the trees literally hum with them. Besides bees, we have two kinds of bumble bees and then little bee like fliers in all colors. I couldn't resist lots of photos. The tiny yellow four pointed flowers grow in clusters. The seeds are autumn food for the birds. The chickens and the ducks jump up to the lower limbs for the leaves.