I know that some of you are still caught in the dire grips of winter with snow still on the ground, evidenced in RichardM's Ice Sculpture trip the other day. Bobskoot is still scraping ice off of the windshield in the morning. Trobairitz and Troubadour are luckily seeing signs, but are still being caught in rain showers.
So what is Atlanta seeing in times of Spring?
Sex in the form of pollen everywhere!
For those of you with allergies this might be a little scary. So sit with a box of tissues nearby.
First...this is our Pollen Count for March 20, 2012.
Let me emphasize... nine thousand three hundred sixty-nine!!! (See...getting sex in there...)
For those unfamiliar with allergies and pollen problems, a count of 400 is consider dangerous to allergy suffers. So what exactly does a count of 9000 mean to them?!?! Today and yesterday absolutely shattered the records set in 1999 of a mere 6000+.
Wanna know what is causing all of this?
|Chinese Holly Grape|
|Dandelion. Does anyone know a good recipe for Dandelion Wine? ;)|
|Sweet Gum Tree|
|Still trying to find out what this is...|
|Golden Rain Tree|
And this is the culprit that is turning EVERYTHING a lovely shade of yellow-green right now...
|Sorry. Couldn't convince him to write "Charlotte".|
|Evidence of pollen|
|Guarding the back yard.|
|Ants are active early this year.|
Now tell me...where would you rather be? :)