...is red bud time. The picture was taken as I was leaving the golf course tonight, the tree, and another one as well, growing right there on the bank between the parking lot and the highway. Also known in some parts as the spicewood tree. From the link:
In some parts of southern Appalachia, green twigs from the Eastern redbud were once used as seasoning for wild game such as venison and opossum. Because of this, in these mountain areas the Eastern redbud was, and in a few locales still is, known as the spicewood tree.