If it's in nature, and doesn't run from me, I'll take a photo of it. And the critters in the area would say, "If it doesn't run fast enough, she'll take a photo." They know me pretty well. I would have missed the mushrooms, though, if someone else hadn't pointed them out.
I think you can buy similar flowers at a nearby nursery, but these were growing freely.
The picture of the fruit tree blooms was taken earlier in the year. I think it's apple but that doesn't mean I expect to have fruit. It seems something else always has first, second and third pick of the apples, peaches and pears. I'm pleased if they leave the tree behind. (The deer do not always leave a healthy tree behind.)
Even the most unattractive weeds are often beautiful if you catch them at just the right moment.
I'm thankful the moderate weather has let me enjoy spring because when the mercury rises in the thermometer, I tend to forget nature and think about the beauty of air conditioning.
Living in Oklahoma, it seems the very air can be against me. Well, it is. In more ways than one.
I looked up the word allergic and found it not in usage until the 1900's. I looked up sneeze, and found it was much earlier...from the 1600's.
No one can convince me that people didn't suffer allergies in the past. Then, I remembered my mom calling it hay fever.
I looked up hay fever. Bingo. It was in usage around the early 1800's but intimidated it was more an upscale term. Before that it was summer catarrh. Hay fever does sound more appealing than catarrh.
'd read about this malady somewhere in the past but I'd not know what kind of a tragic disease that was.
And apparently, I am a sufferer of summer catarrh. Stand aside everyone. I may have a sneezing fit.
But I'm looking forward to the bees, flowers and colors of spring and summer.
Photos are from my acreage.
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