The magnolia tree in our front yard is astonishingly beautiful each spring, replete with fluffy pink petals that exude springy cheer. But, alas, springtime in DC is a double-edged sword, as allergy sufferers know. And the other day I came face to face with what's been causing itchy eyes and runny noses for me and many others this season. Just look at that nasty pollen, just waiting to fly out and prickle up my sinuses! Mother Nature is such a bitch sometimes. :)
Fortunately, recent thunderstorms have blown most of the flowers off our trees, and we're back to good old green leafy goodness. It was fun while it lasted, sneezes and all.
(Yes, I'm a day late for Photo Friday, but go check out Delicious Baby's weekly carnival of photo goodness anyway!)