John and I made another trip down to Farmington this past week-end. Springtime there is at its peak, so we are enjoying a second spring, having had our first sighting of flowering trees and bushes on our way up from the south several weeks ago. In Farmington, while driving around the town, I noticed a very tall (probably about 30 foot) flowering tree. The purple flowers are quite beautiful, we thought perhaps it is a catalpa. The tree is also know as a Mexican bean tree, or as a cigar tree. In the fall it produces slender bean pods which some people like to light up and smoke.