When acacia dealbata begins blooming here in earnest (around mid-February), it looks as if the trees were weighed down by a yellow blanket of snow that falls in a mist when the wind blows.
These evergreen trees originate in Australia but feel quite at home in Northern California too where they are often found lining highways. They are spectacular when massed and in bloom.
I love the look of yellow pom-poms against grey ferny foliage.
For me, they are a harbinger of spring, a sight to cheer me up with the promise of sunshine, and warmth, and the bounty of blooms to come.
I am linking this post to May Dreams Gardens for Carol's Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day.