Clove – Up Close

And this is a clove. Did you ever take an orange and push thousands of cloves (exaggeration maybe) into it to make a sweet smelling air freshener for your mom at Christmas? The aroma was fantastic but my fingers were sore for days. Those little buggers are sharp. Cloves are actually dried flower buds from a tree native to Indonesia. I can only imagine what the flowers smell like! Apparently, the world’s oldest clove tree is around 400 years old. Interesting reading.

Update: A friend of mine says this looks like an upside down chicken foot. Another says it looks scary. Now I can’t stop seeing a scary chicken foot. Thanks ladies! :-p

 

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