Large Pollen Producers . . .
The huge white and red pines that surround my home are big pollen producers this time of year.
Notice the fine powdery yellow substance at the base of this infant pinecone? … that is just a small sample of the pollen produced by this Red Pine (also known as the Norway Pine). The pollen dust from all of the pines coats just about everything as the wind blows it around. I have been waiting for a big rain to wash it off (the pollen can create really interesting designs in puddles after a rain ;-)). Instead, it looks like it is time to go sweep it off my porch again.