I'm pretty sure it's a Texas Live Oak but my short and lazy online research didn't match my preconceptions so I gave up. Either way, the recent rain fall that reversed Austin's miserable droughtness also created a perfect storm of spring pollen. Here are the blooms for the alleged live oak.
And here's the curbside pollen it ejaculated as a dusty membrane over everything. Cars, sidewalks, homeless people, and whatever other miscellaneous objects are strewn about.
I had a pretty awesome headache the other night, morning, day, evening, and night again. Thanks spring.
I look forward to spring every year because the wildflowers are quite the thing to see. Blue, purple, red, orange, yellow. We're talkin' ROY G BIV here. That's not exclusive to Austin, of course, but the Hill Country, as it's appropriately named, waves these colors into slopes of tranquility that make me a distracted hazard while driving. Blue is for Bluebonnets, Texas' state flower. Red is for Indian Paintbrushes. Yellow is for, I don't know, piss. You figure it out. I would have stopped for closer investigation but after frolicking among the bluebonnets, I was getting another allergy headache and I panicked. Click for a close-up.