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Smells like Spring in Tokai

It may not feel like Spring is here but it certainly smells fragrant-like-Spring in the streets of Tokai.  Out on my rounds this morning the unmistakable fragrance of Syringa trees in bloom wafted and eddied about in the crisp breeze.  Originally from India, the first trees were planted way back in 1906 up in Barberton and have flourished over most of South Africa.  Their pretty lilac haze does much to make up for the fact that the berries are poisonous.  And it’s that precise shade of lilac that may be the reason butterflies are so attracted to the blossoms!


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