Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Pine Trees in March



Cable guy is coming today with new Lightning Speed Internet..
If  I am missing you will know why.
See this tiny little thingy off the Pine tree? The squirrels are eating part of it and the rest falls on the pool deck leaving YELLOW POLLEN all over the deck.
I sweep the deck twice a day the result is instant itchy eyes


Our pool is full of pollen, we can write in the water with our finger, and there is a yellow scum line like a million dirty kids bathed in the pool after rolling in 
pine tar mixed with pine pollen. (forgot to mention the pine tar)


But they are beautiful. Sometimes it is hard to remember how pretty they are as we sneeze and our eyes burn and itch... So compare SNOW to POLLEN...
and choose one.


27 comments:

A Quiet Corner said...

Oh I remember that pollen but at least you can see your deck!!!!...:)JP

Montanagirl said...

Sounds like it creates quite a mess! Nice photos though, lol.

Blackberry Lane said...

I remember the pine pollen. Wow, it made my eyes itch.

TexWisGirl said...

we get that a bit later with the oak trees 'poofing' out and sending yellow pollen down.

good luck w/ internet!

Rebecca said...

Oh yes, I am allergic to those nasty things too!

Madi and Mom said...

WooHoo I can comment...thanks to my geeky Physics IT fellows I followed their advice.

Oh in just a month or so the EYDOTD
(evil yellow dust of the devil) will be here too. We feel for you.
Good luck with you lightning fast innernets set up. Mad Monkey will be Nanosecond Mad Monkey

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Well that doesn't sound like fun at all. How long does that go on? I choose snow. Enjoy your high speed internet....

Susannah said...

Yikes...pollen and tar mess....must be sticky, too. I would hate cleaning up that twice a day. Have fun with your new fast speed internet!

LindyLou Mac said...

I love the last photo, but what a shame the pollen is such a nuisance in more ways than one. :(

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Yes, that's soon to come here...right after we get through with the March craziness. The yellow pollen will be all over the porch, my car, the roof, in the ditches...and I am allergic, so not so fun.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

There's always something! Soon we'll be complaining about how hot it is, too. :)
Enjoy your high speed internet!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Don't make me choose between snow and pollen.On some days it would be one and other days the other one,depends on how cold it is.

DeniseinVA said...

Sandy, you've got your work cut out for you getting rid of all that pollen. Great photos!

photowannabe said...

We have such a variety of pollen miseries here.
As soon as things start blossoming so do my eyes and nose.
Still....
I think I will take the pollen over snow.
Today its spritzes and dripletts...no measurable rain. We need some more gully-washers to fill our lakes and bring lots of snow to the mountains.
I am such a dreamer...

Ann said...

just goes to show that no matter where you live there is going to be a less than favorable time of year. Given the choice I would take the pollen over the snow

Catherine said...

Good luck and I hope your internet is now super fast!! :)
xo Catherine

Miss Debbie said...

Well, they are pretty....sorry they are causing so much trouble! Hope your internet is FAST!!

SquirrelQueen said...

I hope the cable guy got your new high speed internet installed (wondering how he did that, we just pay more and it happens).

I remember the pollen storms in the spring, we still get a little of it here. I'll take snow any time over that.

SquirrelQueen said...

PS, what is your new speed?

George said...

As much as I dislike snow, pollen is no better. But I do like your pictures, however.

Betsy Adams said...

Ah----hate pollin.... Think I'd choose SNOW over pollin though --at least the 'small' amount of snow we get here in Tennessee. Bet the Minnesota folks would choose the pollin since they get SO much snow.... ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Eva Ason said...

Ah that must be so hard to clear all that out, and kt sort of sticks to doesnt it? You live in such beauty so it's worth the efforts
Early morning here heading in to the city reading blogs. Its a 40 mins ride and relaxing too

diane b said...

Ummm that's a hard one. Both are pretty but snow doesn't make your eyes itch. Which is harder cleaning pollen off the deck and the pool of shovelling snow? Luckily I have neither problem but possum and gecko pooh on the deck drives me mad.

Pam :) said...

Hi Sandra, Its amazing how beautiful something so annoying is when seen up close.

Love your header :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Pollen and I are not good friends. I much prefer snow.

Dee said...

You will LOVE high speed internet.....:)

LC said...

No pool here, but our van is covered in yellow and hubby and I have itch eyes, draining sinuses, hacking and coughing. Yech!