We've already suffered the oak and pine pollen,
feasted our eyes on Tababuia trees in their golden splendor,
avoided the bees as they buzzed the bottlebrush trees,
Smiled as we walked past the riot of color of the neighborhood azaleas,
(these photos are from my new friend, Katy)
and reveled in the luxurious purple of the jacaranda trees (My boys always called this tree a "Jack and Anne-da" tree, in honor of their aunt and uncle.)
And we survived...and loved every minute of the color show.
After all that...and the many boxes of KLEENEX TISSUE... unscented of course....we have to
Now I have to admit, there is much beauty to these flowers...and I truly like looking at them. BUT...I hate having a headache and sinus pressure so great that my teeth ache. I have single-handedly kept Sudafed and Tylenol in business since these two beauties...and the viburnum hedges...began blooming. Their heady scent is so strong, I can hardly take my poor Rowdy for a walk... Even HE is sneezing!!! and scratching...and dripping from his eyes...
I know...I know...This season will end soon....then we'll have...
HURRICANES! Yippee (said in a disgusted tone). Boy...do I love
*Several of these photos were found on flickr
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