Rainy Friday yielded Spring blossoms blooming in the rain or falling down to be captured by photos. The rain has washed the pollen from the surfaces so that the colors can be seen. Just before the rain EVERYTHING was green with pollen. Or brown with the fallen oak flowers. The fuzzy brown caterpillar-looking things in the picture with trumpet flowers are oak tree flowers which bloom brown.
In some of the higher hammocks the wild azaleas, actually a rhododendron, are blooming. Wild azaleas are more delicate than their showier domestic cousins, with an ethereal soft pink color.
Bear … 03.28.2014…Puff Ball flowers in the rain
Bear …03.28.2014 …. clinging sticker vines blooming tiny blossoms and one blackberry blossom, raining
Bear… 03.28.2014 …. There might be a few sweet blackberries this year IF they don’t get mowed. Only 15 years ago this was a huge tangle of brambly female blackberries with buckets of juicy berries (depending on the rainfall and sunshine). someone keeps mowing and yet the roots continue to send up spring growth. Sadly it is mostly the male plants that are left. No berries.
Bear… 03.28.2014 … Lovely Poison. Trumpet flowers fallen from tree top vines. Related to the sweet tasting honeysuckle, these are not for sipping.