Thursday, April 15, 2010

Spring Has Sprung

Spring has finally come to Atlanta. Actually, it's been here for about 2 weeks. When we left for Easter weekend in North Carolina, we still had more "sticks" than trees in the neighborhood. By the time we came back, tiny new leaves were beginning to appear. So was all the pollen! We set a near record with a pollen count well over 5000 on April 7. Keep in mind that the top level of the pollen scale is 120, meaning anything above that is "extremely high." Uh-huh. Does that scale seem pretty much useless to anyone besides me, considering we routinely run a full order of magnitude higher than that? Want to see what a pollen count of over 5000 looks like?

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, those are footprints in the pollen. Keep in mind that this is a well used parking lot, and this corner of it is driven on frequently. We did arrive a bit early that day, so not too many people had been driving on it yet that morning, but plenty of folks had driven on it the previous afternoon/evening while picking up their kids from daycare, so that is only about 12 hours worth of pollen. Yeah. Sure does make for a pretty yard, though, don't you think?

Currently feeling: bloomin' beautiful

1 comment:

  1. Wow! What a beautiful surprise! I knew it was going to look good, but this is beyond my expectations!


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