Saturday, March 24, 2012

We headed out of town to celebrate Jilda's birthday. We had fun, but by this morning, I was ready to be home.
On Thursday, we drove through a monsoon. I'm guessing the area got 4-5 inches of rain. We learned when we called Jilda's brother who lives next door, that he dumped more than 4 inches of water from his rain gauge.
The upside was that the rain washed much of the pollen away.
Today I shot this photo with my iPhone as we passed outside of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
This past week, the atmosphere seemed to be hazy with pollen, but today the sky was as blue as a well-kept aquarium.
I'm not sure what kind of flowers were blooming, but I suspect they are what we used to call, bitterweed.

Tonight, I couldn't leave well enough alone, so I doctored the photo up with Photoshop just for fun.
It gives the photograph an Impressionist feel.
Both Jilda and I are weary, so I'm guessing tonight we'll hit the hay early.
I hope y'all have a remarkable weekend.


  1. nice pics and happy birthday miss Jilda!..


  2. Anonymous10:02 PM

    safe trip home!

  3. Gorgeous picture! Glad the pollen is gone for awhile.

  4. Gosh I never thought about pollen being washed away in a rainfall. But its true it could be. Well why not. Everything else is. You just never think about pollen though. Great post :)

  5. Happy Birthday, Jilda, and I hope you and Rick had a great the doctored up landscape...surreal!

  6. What beautiful picture! Such bright colors, it reminds me of "Wheat Field Under Clouded Sky" by Vincent van Gogh. Check out these posters;

    Nature always seem brighter after the rain, wouldn't you agree?

    Hope you and your wife had a lovely trip and birthday celebration.

  7. I'm glad you had a lovely time, but i know exactly what you mean about it being good to get home :-)

  8. Happy Birthday, Jilda.

    The green and yellows of Spring are just beautiful, aren't they!


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