Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Douglas fir pollen

Douglas fir pollen

A sure sign of spring.  The Douglas fir pollen has started to fall.  Sometimes if we have had dry weather it blows in great yellow clouds off the trees.  Other years, it falls with the rain and is left behind when the water evaporates.  It is sticky and crystalline and hard to wipe or brush off.  Over time it comes away, but it is tenacious stuff.