|Beer glass vase filled with water beads|
catkins hanging from these branches. I learned that the word comes from the Dutch word for "kitten" because they look like little kitten tails. That link will tell you all about them, but one thing I've known for awhile is that when they appear on the trees, allergy season is here. I've been keeping my own allergies under control except now and then, and I know just what I need to do to regain my equilibrium.
It's such a lovely time of year, and I just had to share some of this bounty with you. It's only going to get better from here, I'm sure of it!