Just a couple of weeks ago catalpas were in bloom and now they're producing their long, long bean pods.
A storm passed through this afternoon knocking this branch from the tree. The long pods led to another curious folk name: Indian cigar tree.
Rumor has it that the bean pods can be dried and smoked like cigars, but rumor also has it that someone tried to steal Lincoln's body. No, wait a minute. That last thing did happen. Perhaps these things are smokable.