Monday, April 12, 2010

Recognize This?

I took this photo this afternoon from my balcony. There's a beautiful old White Oak tree which gives wonderful shade in summer, houses numerous critters, and startles me with its stately skeleton all Winter. It also drops copious amounts of pollen each Spring. Those tassels in the photo? Oak pollen. It falls so thickly that it has to be raked up. I'm not kidding. Inches thick. And it breaks down so slowly that it isn't practical to put it in my compost. BAGS of it go to the municipal composting facility.

The bright gold dust has begun to fall...

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