Sunday, January 18, 2009
If you live in the mountain juniper belt you will know exactly what this is. This morning around 9:45 am the temperature must have just been perfect for the junipers to release their pollen. Just a slight breeze resulted in huge clouds of pollen puffing into the air. Within a matter of seconds hundreds of trees were adding their contribution to the air. It looked as though there was a fire burning in the trees. Fifteen minutes later, as we drove out, the city of Austin was was barely visible. The hills lying under a misty cloud. For allergy sufferers this was not a day to spend outside, even though it was going to be a beautiful day with temperatures in the 70s. Spoilsports.