|POLLEN CONES ARE BURSTING...|
|...WITH COUNTLESS BILLIONS OF POLLEN GRAINS CLOUDING THE ATMOSPHERE|
|WHILE THE GARDEN PROGRESSES FROM SPRING TO SUMMER|
The annual release of pine pollen from male cones is here, clouding the atmosphere with golden yellow dust. The preponderance of the pollen is from white pines, but red and jack pines add to the onslaught.
When the west wind blows strongly it triggers an event of truly Biblical proportions, the pine trees from thousands of forested acres releasing untold billions of pollen grains. If the wind is calm and we get some rain conditions are ameliorated somewhat, but in any case I am sneezing.