Yes, it's that time of year when allergy sufferers are perusing the drugstore shelves for the latest products to ease their itchy eyes, sneezing, and other symptoms. It's amazing that pollen can be so beautiful and so annoying! This fluffy yellow pollen is from a Palo Verde tree.
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: