...Pollen Season! The time of year here in NC, where everything turns yellow until it rains!
What do you see when you look at this picture? A beautiful blue sky? Me too, and that's why I took the photo. But I also see some of the most annoying trees God ever made: pine trees! As if pine cones and pine straw weren't bad enough, we get POLLEN from these lovely beasts trees.
Here's the first dusting today on my car. You can find it in the bottom half of the photo, on the left side of my windshield.
I didn't notice it until I used my wipers and the dew dried off. There it was, the distinctive yellow dust that everyone loves. The reason that no one around here uses those window screens. The reason that we have AC standard with every house (yes, AC's not optional around here, for those of you from the Midwest).
The reason that ponds turn yellow, that people wait to clean their windows, cars, and houses for 2 months. The reason that parents keep their kids inside. Ok, maybe that last one was made up, but it's about how we feel when we have a bad pollen year.
So beware, lest your white, red, black, silver, or purple car turn yellow. It could happen! It will!
Oh, and as an update, the flowers in my back yard that I like the best, the ones that were just coming up through the pine straw a few weeks back, well...no flowers yet. But they are up through the pine straw more.
And you can just see a bud down there if you look close. See!? Yippee!