Friday, April 9, 2010

The pollen, down came the rain and the long way

- The Pollen - captured on the top of my car yesterday morning at 6:45am while pumping gas. If you haven't been around it, this is just an indicator of what the sneezing is all about in the south.

- Down came the rain and washed the pollen out. For once, no one was unhappy about the rain. There were yellow puddles and little rivers of yellow running down the driveway at work. And then the rain stopped and the pollen came right back. Sigh.

- The end result is so worth it though - the trees are madly leafing out. The best thing - taking the long way home yesterday and enjoying the green.

...Happy weekend, y'all!


Jewel Allen said...

6:45! What an early start to your day! Is that on the way to work or someplace else fun?

Yes, rain and spring brings good things!

Lynn said...

Jewel -

On the way to work. I get up a little before 5am, write my blog and drink coffee, and try to be out of the door by 6:30am, for arrival around 7am to work. I like the quiet hour from 7 to 8am before the day gets hectic.

TALON said...

That is a crazy amount of pollen! I've never seen it so thick. So I'll just say the biggest "Gesundheit!" I can. lol!

Lynn said...

Talon -

Thank you for the good health wishes. :) The pollen count is posted in the newspaper each day and is the subject of much discussion. Yesterday it was almost 6000 particles of pollen per cubic inch of air. Today - much lower at 1941.

Jewel Allen said...

What a great work routine. I love getting up early too especially in the summer, when it's light outside.

Meredith said...

6000! No wonder even I started sneezing, Lynn. Bless you! (I can hear you sneeze way over here, poor thing.)

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, too, and that the rains continue to come periodically to make it all bearable. :)

Lynn said...

Jewel -

I can't even really sleep in on Saturdays - I'm up with the sun.

Meredith -

Yes - we are blogging about the pollen this week. I saw on your blog that you don't much suffer from seasonal allergies, but, oh boy, I do. We are down to 1941 today. :)

The rain left the air lovely and cool and everything had a washed clean appearance. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Anil P said...

What a cycle! The pollem seems determined not to be washed out!

Lynn said...

Anil P -

The pollen will be with us all month. I usually hose my place down on the outside the first weekend of May.

Riot Kitty said...

Pollen - oh, don't I know it. I'm in hayfever hell! Oh well. Better than snow.

Lynn said...

Riot Kitty!

I'll say! Oh wait - I like snow. :) Yeah - I just got the big bottle of generic Claritin at the HMO drugstore today.

G. B. Miller said...

Something to look forward to here in Connecticut....not.

Lance said...

There's something that can be very soul satisfying about taking the long way home. I should do this more - it is always so enjoyable. Lynn, I wish you a spring season of not tooooo much sneezing! Enjoy the scenery!!!

Blue Bunny said...

i kno wot yoo meens wit the pollin -- i so sneezing latly.

and i lieks rains, but just to wotch it. my furs feels yukky if they geting rain on.

and i kno wot you meens wit the green -- we haz lots of greens in menny menny shaids heer too. my jannie's favrit is kelly green. yoo gets it?? KELLY green -- hee hee, i so maeking jokes sumtiems.

wit love from me...

blue bunny!!!


Lynn said...

G -

It is even worse today. I hope you don't have to contend with it.

Lance -

I took the long way again yesterday - it caps off the day. And I stopped to gaze at some blooming crabapple trees. Lovely.

Blue Bunny -

I do get it - Kelly green is the best there is. :)


Maude Lynn said...

The pollen is just unreal this year, isn't it?

Brian Miller said...

and my grass grew 4 inches over

Lynn said...

Mama Zen -

It is - it seems so much worse than last year.

Brian -

That is amazing. So there is some mowing in your future?

Ileana said...

I've been hearing about that pollen and feeling its effects here in Miami for about two weeks now. I finally went to bed without nose spray last night and I'm feeling better this morning.

Yes, there's nothing like the beauty of Spring when all is green and decorated with flowers.

Happy Spring, Lynn!!

Lynn said...

Ily -

I know - just about everyone in the south has posted about it. :) Couldn't resist!

I hope to visit Miami one day - I saw it from the air and changed planes at the airport and that was it for my Miami visit. I was on my way to Cancun.

Thanks for coming by - I enjoy your blog.

Snaggle Tooth said...

Seeing all that stuff makes me want extra allergy n sinus pills! We haven't even begun here- n my nose has already had it!
It's nice of the rain to wash away the head-ache!
Glad you enjoyed your green! I'm still waitin-

Lynn said...

Snaggle -

I imagine that it is wandering up that way...