Saturday, May 25, 2013

pollen at the preserve

Massapequa-Nature-Preserve's-Yellow-Irises



























did anyone happen to notice all the pollen flying around on thursday?  I realize this is old news what with the rain and cold temperatures, but I had to share this. see the sandy colored stuff floating around the pond here in this picture? I am pretty sure it's pollen. there was a bunch of it on my car's windshield in the morning too. anyway, ian and I were riding bikes at the preserve (yes! Ian is home from college! yay!) and just as we stopped at one of the bridges to check out the flowers below I believe some of the flying pollen - it was so windy it was as if it was raining pollen - got stuck in my throat making me cough so uncontrollably I felt like I was choking. luckily this experience lasted all of 5 seconds. I don't ever remember being so inundated with pollen, ever. it was like a pollen storm. by the time we got home I felt like I had tiny grains of sand lodged underneath my eyelids. yes, these are my problems and yes I do consider myself lucky.
at least now the rain seems to be washing most of it away.
so, what are your plans for this memorial day weekend?


4 comments:

Alexa said...

This explains a lot. Mother Nature has been giving it to us in lots of ways lately, hasn't she?

Esther said...

Aui no hemos notado tanto el polen,la verdad que tenemos en Galicia una primavera un tanto fría y lluviosa.hermosa imagen con los lirios de agua bordeando el rió.BESOS

Bibi said...

Achoo!

Daryl said...

everyone i know who has allergies are coughing and sneezing ... i do think the rain will help ...