So what's all that white stuff floating around on the breeze? Oh, yeah. That's the seed of our state tree, the cottonwood (Populus deltoides marsh, recently adopted by Nebraska in 1972 after Dutch elm disease killed most of the American Elm that USED TO be our state tree...). It fuzzes up the lawn (see photo below!) and lays in little, cloudy drifts on roofs and next to our garage doors. And how in the world does it get in our house? There was some seed floating around above David's Quaker oatmeal this morn. Wish I could get a photo that would do justice to the stuff flying around outside. It really is pretty!