It's poplar fluff season again! Visitors arrived the other day, got out of the car, saw the bits of white fluff blowing across the yard and said: "Is it snowing in June?" It's the tall poplars next door, which for a week of so shed their seeds from the mature catkins, each carried by a tiny parachute of white fluff.
It does look like the flakes of a gentle snowfall blowing across the sky.
But it's just this year's catkins, releasing their seeds. They're mostly at the top of the trees, so I had to use my telephoto lens to get these shots.
Sometimes an entire catkin falls off, landing on the spruce trees or the grass below.
But most of the dispersal occurs if you get a sunny dry day with a gentle breeze. Here they show up against the dark trees across the road.