natural dyeing, starburst honey locust

There was this gorgeous looking tree growing in front of my friend’s house. It’s funny, as I’ve been to her house a couple of times, and didn’t notice it before. I asked her the name and origin of the tree, and she told me it is a Starburst honey locust tree. Honey locust is a deciduous tree that is indigenous to North America and it is quite a spectacular tree–as its foliage starts out yellow in spring; then to a greenish-yellow and finally, light green in summer. Here are pictures from this little experiment.

honey locust bundled in silk fabric

greens from leaves and browns from stems

long compound leaves with smaller leaflets giving the foliage a delicate and lacy effect

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