Every year in the spring, a group of trees near our house produces all these beautiful yellow pompoms on its branches. These mimosa trees are filled with little puffs of sunshine, and one day a couple years ago, I decided to snip off a small branch and bring it home.
My husband, who suffers from horrible allergies, did not share my same sentiments about these fluffy balls, so I begrudgingly put the small vase containing the buds into the back of an unused kitchen cabinet, only to be recently found.
I took them out, and they had turned this lovely rust color. I think they look prettier now than they did before.