Well, as much as I love, love, love spring, it surely brings good news and bad news. Here's an image of the good news.....a beautiful dogwood tree that grows at the top of our pond and waterfall on the lower terrace of our back yard.
And the bad news.......THE POLLEN!!!! I took these photos last week and the pollen count was over 9,000!!! Yep nine thousand! BTW, anything above 1,000 is considered "very high". That means grains of pollen per cubit feet of air.
I know....blah....blah....blah. Grains, cubits, etc. What is means is this: a mess. A yellow, pervasive, incessant mess. This glass top on one of our outdoor tables had been wiped down completely two days before. And here you see the results of two days of pollen.
This phenomenon leads several of the Seven Dwarfs to inhabit the body of someone who lives in this home. (Not me, not me!) Sneezy and Grumpy have possessed Mr. Pressed Pants. We can stand on our deck and watch clouds of yellow pollen swirl across the backyard. The answer is rain. So when can we see some?