Monday, April 06, 2009

Yellow Tide or Spring has Sprung

Yep….it’s spring in North Carolina and the “yellow tide” is out.

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This is the pond (really full from the recent rains) and all that is pollen.  Yellow, grainy pollen.  This is the culprit.

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Looks innocent doesn’t it.  But it creates tons and tons and tons of yellow “dust”.  Not only does it affect you if you have the slightest problem with allergies (thank goddess for Benadryl), but if you are like me and want the windows open because it’s nice, you have pollen all over everything.  I have 2 cats and 1 dog and think the apartment always smells, so I try to have the windows open as much as possible.  Pollen, smells (real or imaginary), pollen wins.  I can dust…maybe.

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And no matter how pretty the willows look arching over the pond, the yellow scum does take away from it.  You can’t see him in this picture, but we have these huge turtles.  Sometimes they look a little yellow.

But there is a happy side to the springtime.

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We have some flowering crabapple trees around the grounds.  Along with redbud and dogwood trees.

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I like dogwoods in the woods.  They look so airy and if you look at them through the other trees, since you can’t see the branches, it looks like they are floating in mid-air.

So despite the pollen, despite the 83 one day and 40 the next, spring has sprung and it’s good.

 

 

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