After a lifetime of watching pollen cover everything in late spring, I must say this year's crop may be a record-breaker. There have been plenty of years where I recall watching plumes of "smoke" cross a road or pond, only to realize it's just a cloud of pollen. However, I don't remember a year where cars looked abandoned after sitting for just 12 hours, and my house and deck actually changed color. Everything has that yellow tinge.
Last week I realized that my snow brush was still in the car, so I reached for it, planning to put it into my shed until November. However, one glance at my windshield told me that I should hold off for a bit. Since I'm broadcasting from home (on a tree-lined street in Smithfield), my car doesn't move every day, but nonetheless, this is still easily the thickest coating of pollen it has ever endured. What do YOU think? Does this year seem like the worst every?