Thursday, May 31, 2012

Pollen,'s everywhere

For the past week everything has been coated in yellow with pollen. Yesterday we only had a teasing of rain, and what a mess that made. Instead of washing the pollen away it made it into a paste on my SUV. I washed my car late yesterday afternoon, and again this morning the car is  coated in yellow. Needless to say, everyone is coughing and sneezing. I haven't had the windows or doors open, or everything inside would have a coating of yellow as well. Thank goodness for air conditioning on these really warm days. Having pollen in the air is the worst part of spring.
Yesterday morning when I went outside to look at my flowers blooming  in the yard, I found this spiders web attached to some iris plants leaves.
spider web on my iris plant
iris deep purple superstistion covered in pollen
can you see the dots of pollen on my Iris-Superstition?  Usually this variety of Iris-Superstition  is a deep, deep purple almost black in color, but for some reason it looks more wine colored as the bloom gets older.

This afternoon I made a pair of earrings that are tomato red in color to go with a top that I will be wearing to my granddaughter's graduation this weekend. The earrings look much larger than they actually are.
earrings tomato red2


1 comment:

Joanne Huffman said...

Lovely earrings. I understand your frustration with the pollen, it really is out in full force in Michigan, too. I love the photo of the spider web; I find them very difficult to photograph.