The azaleas are in bloom, the pollen has coated everything (and everyone), and the catkins have fallen off the trees --everywhere. They pile up like leaves in Autumn and generally make a mess of things. Now the maple seeds are falling and that will be the next mess we have to clean. It really never ends.
Willow oak leaves have popped.
Here's how it looks now...
...and here's how it looked just two weeks ago --no shade.
Have I mentioned that I like our lichen?
Azaleas are blooming like small explosions.
Lenten roses and azaleas in the front part of the yard.
They pile up in the gutters.
Man, that's some good lookin' lichen.
Close up of the azaleas.
Hey, wait a minute! There's tree pollen in those flowers.
(I told you it was everywhere.)
Catkins on the back deck.
The hostas in the saucer have unfurled.
Binkley doesn't mind the catkins.
Pollen all over the mower.
Wild violets in the lawn.
Catkins falling from the willow oak trees.