Thursday, April 8, 2010

Blossoms at Augusta

Because of the severe winter this year, many of the blossoms are a little late, especially the azaleas. The wisteria, however, is gorgeous as are the dogwoods.
In this shot of some of the azaleas above the 16th green, you can tell that many have yet to burst open in color. Hopefully, by Sunday, they will be in full bloom.
We had a little rain today, which will hopefully make the pollen levels go down. As you can see on the magnolia leaves below, there is a coating of yellow pollen on everything! Today it was really getting to my eyes and sinuses!

We sat in the stands at the first green after having our photo made at the Founders Circle Thursday morning, until the wind and pollen were just too much. Then we went to our chairs on the front row above the pond at the 16th green. We were happy to sit next to friends we made last year, Debbie and Hank and my brother was sitting just 3 or 4 rows behind us. We left about 4:10 when the rain seemed to be threatening, though it never stormed like expected.
Hopefully, any storms will come through during the night and we will have less pollen tomorrow!
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Jacki Marie said...

beautiful photos as usual! enjoy your time in Augusta!

Peggy Maier said...

Dogwoods & wisteria... my favorites! Have fun in that beautiful area - hope the pollen counts go down!