2017-11-13 13.26.19 1647364554902247683_sideoatspaints2017

Day 317 // our backyard toothache tree (Zanthoxylum hirsutum) is starting to do his thing ✨ I wish you all could smell these leaves, such a fresh citrusy scent— one of my favorite things to do while hiking is to grab a leaf and chew it a while 😊 The giant swallowtail butterflies must love them too since it’s their host plant. ⚡️Our tree was a rescue from a construction site, it’s been about 15 years now and he’s finally big enough so that the swallowtails don’t munch all the leaves in the spring. 🤣 #plantsneedrescuetoo