I had another picture taking compulsion. I have been waiting for a chance to get a perfect shot of this budding, pollen-profuse maple tree for a week or so now. There just always seemed to be some stupid little obstacle - camera lost, battery dead, rainy day (or just plain cloudy), too busy, etc. You get the point. But (gasp) here they are! There is another really cool photo I would like to post right now, but I'm afraid one of the above excuses (dead battery) has prevented me from doing so. 'Till next time.