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SmellyTreesI was walking down High St. in Upper Falls on the way back from the school bus stop this afternoon with my daughter and some neighbors.  At this time of year, for a few weeks, the blooming street trees on High St are absolutely beautiful.   I’m not certain but my wife suspects they may be Bradford Pear trees.

Halfway down the street my daughter asked why the flowers smelled like stinking fish.  At first we all thought she was messing with us but she insisted that the white blossoms smelled of fish.   We pulled a branch down and all took a nose full and sure enough she was right.

Jayla clearly has a better sense of smell than the rest of us but up close there was no mistaking it.  They smell of fish … and not in a good way.