There's always something falling from the trees around here. If it's not leaves in the autumn or big branches during summer thunderstorms, it's entire trees coming down and demolishing houses and knocking out electricity for hours or even days on end. But right now, the tulip poplars are dropping these lovely and fragrant blossoms of the yard, and it's a delight.
Meanwhile it's been a bad year for my azaleas, which haven't had a good year in a decade. Just as they were starting to bloom, a big downpour came along and knocked the blossoms off the bushes, virtually washing the bushes clean of any flowers. Maybe next year. . .