In response to the Weekly Photo Challenge Focus.

I snapped this photo with my phone because I loved the lushness enveloping me as I stood under the big pecan tree in our yard. This same tree was featured in another one of the photo challenges –  Big.  Here I focused on the worm-like blooms, called catkins.

The catkins are gone now. The wind shook the blooms and released the pollen that triggered watery eyes, sneezing, and coughing for so many. The leaves have turned a deeper green and the nuts are getting ready for fall when the squirrels will steal all the tasty treats they can before someone else picks them up.

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This photo from the other side of the tree is focused on the background instead of the catkins. That wasn’t on purpose but I like it.