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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Don't eat it!

Every year when Spring comes barreling in, we see this little green box on our weather page for a week or so...

...and they're not kidding. Every car in the county looks like this one:

Every flat surface gets a coat, like a dusting of fresh snow. If we get no rain, it builds and builds and builds in the air until you can see it hovering in the stillness, like dust motes in a sunbeam.

This is the table on our deck out back.

At first glance, it may seem like a nice frosted-glass table with a few leaves scattered on it. But, sadly, no. That's a clear-topped table; the "frost" is 2 days-worth of pollen.

You can see it built up along the edge of the glass, and I wiped away a spot so you can see how clear it should be without the pollen.

On second thought, I probably shouldn't have used my hand.

Of course, the owner of this mini-van probably thought the same thing about her kids.

There is pollen on literally EVERYTHING. Even my dog. I rubbed a line down her side, too, so you could see it in her fur. She was out running around the back yard for about ten minutes or so, and came back in with a golden sheen.

I do like the way my neighborhood and my state look with all of the trees, and I love the freshness of the air, too, but my goodness, I could do without the pollen!

(and if you think that was bad: Wait until acorn season. I have seven 70 foot oak trees on my 1/3 acre lot.)


lizspin said...

My cat came in the other day with pollen all over her black fur. . . Yuck!

Clara said...

Remind me to stay in Michigan during tree pollen season. It's bad enough here, but nothing as bad as what you have. Where are my tissues?

Gluti Girl said...

Or how about when the maple trees go to seed and there are a gazillion baby maple trees everywhere! Better than snow though!

LORI said...


Elaine at Lipstickdaily said...

Hi Mikki . . . thanks for stopping our blog. I'm looking forward to browsing around yours . . . we have that thick yellow pollen too!

Debbie said...

The pollen is horrible this year! And my allergic children would certainly agree.

Shanda said...

Seth walked from his truck to the house the other day and his shoes were already completely dusted! CRAZY!!

But it is beautiful!

Aunt Spicy said...

Ironicly, I never had allergies till I moved to Virginia... that really bad weekend I got back from a trip and had run out of allergy medicine and thought I was going to die! Your pictures are perfect!

Moms Fighting Fat said...

Happy Saturday SITS Sharefest! I'm visiting more than the person above me today and I'm glad I did...ugh, pollen! Great pictures for an awful problem... :-)

~ Sandy

"We're all on this journey towards living a healthier lifestyle together"

Anonymous said...

hi there! I'm visiting from SITS to say hello :-) great post! Have a wonderful weekend!

One Sassy Girl said...

I grew up in MD went to VT so am all too familiar with the persistence of pollen! I want to sneeze just looking at the pics!
Happy SITS Sharefest :)

Heather said...

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Anonymous said...

That's brutal! I hope you don't have allergies!

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest

Mommy Bear said...

I live in the southeast so we get a lot of pollen here too. My car turns yellow every spring.

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

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