I know I have blogged about how much I love this house! And I also know I've blogged about how much I hate my allergies. This is our first spring in this home and I am so totally in love with our back yard. But the love-hate relationship continues:
This is love. Our flowering pretty trees and our neighbor's twinkling Aspen tree with a perfect blue sky backdrop. And it all makes me so happy.
The flowers on this tree are incredible. They are the most beautiful color of pinkish-purple and the fragrance reminds me of lilacs and roses. Maybe if the two made a tree, this could be it?
But with beautiful flowers with such an incredible, almost intoxicating fragrance comes pollen. Stupid pollen. Leaving a yellow film on the patio furniture, making my nose run and eyes itch. Thanks for the tease, oh pollen you dog you.
Oh, and with that less-than-awesome pollen come these not-so-little fellas:
I am 35 and have never been stung by a bee. I have no idea what would happen if I did, but I snapped this picture and got the heck out of there! As soon as I spotted that little buzzer, I found about 100 more just like him. I am pretty sure my skin is not as appealing as that flower, but I didn't stick around long enough to find out!