Along the Rio Grande When the Russian Olive Flowers


Say what you will about the Russian olive
(it’s not a native)
but there is no other tree
seen along the river
that smells so sweet
One is overwhelmed by its fragrance
for the length of the Bosque float
at this special time of the year when it flowers

On the Bosque section of the Rio Grande river, in Rinconada, New Mexico (near Taos)

The Bosque stretch of the Rio Grande, bordered by cottonwoods on the left and russian olives on the right

About believesteve

I am a photographer and have published a book of photography and accompanying text on running the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The first (print) edition is out of print, but a second edition is available as an iBook (eBook) through the iTunes bookstore. All Grand Canyon, river and nature lovers will enjoy my book: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-grand/id672492447?ls=1
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