Thursday, March 11, 2010

Tis the Season...

...For Allergies!
While the bees are busy cross-pollinating the citrus trees, those of us with allergies have headaches, we are sneezing, wheezing, wiping our eyes and noses. The winds have been blowing this week, so the pollen is everywhere. The streets, houses, cars and everything else are covered with a coat of yellow. If you open your windows or leave your door open, expect a coat of yellow on everything!

Even in the evening when everything is still, the pungent smells are literally breathtaking! I mean you are gasping for some fresh air, it is so strong. While it is nice to have orange, lemon, grapefruit, lime and kumquat trees in our yard when the fruit is ripe and ready to pick, getting through the pollination season is really rough!


 Orange Blossoms

And then there is the Jasmine! Beautiful, but what a scent, especially when it is right outside your bedroom.

Grapefruit Blossoms

My one lone Fuschia

The Geraniums doubled their size over the winter

Even the King Palms are trying to reproduce!

I'll stop complaining, because I do love it when everything is in bloom and it smells like spring is on it's way! 

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