Sunday, May 17, 2015
To offer something new amongst the recall, retreads, and retro things that have been appearing on String Too Short to Tie I present the pine blossom.
There is a lovely pine shrub in the front yard mound. Each year it seems to cover a larger percentage of the allotted space though we do prune it in an attempt to keep it under control.
While the green of the long densely-massed needles is quite attractive, I like it best when it is in bloom, another of Spring's marvelous offerings.
I am well aware that living in a piney woods has its drawbacks. Pine pollen all over everything is a major nuisance, and if one is allergic to the stuff it is beyond nuisance. It is a dreaded and unwelcome intruder into that individual's life.
But we have little of it and I enjoy the beauty of the plant when it is in this stage of producing new life.