"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-12-2013, 10:38 PM   #1
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,381
The Great Yellow Scourge

It's pine pollen season. That means for the next three weeks everything outdoors will be covered with a heavy coating of yellow pollen. Visible clouds of pollen can actually be seen blowing through the area.

There is no keeping anything clean. There's no point in washing your car (or cleaning the interior), deck, grill or lawn chairs today because they’ll be pollen covered again when you wake up the next morning.

Even though pine pollen is not considered one that causes hay fever reactions, the sheer volume present is enough to irritate your eyes and throat.

Here's hoping it's gone by the Memorial Day weekend.
__________________

__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2013, 10:44 PM   #2
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,297
I hope it goes away fast for you, Andy!
__________________

__________________
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2013, 11:05 PM   #3
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 24,114
Huh. I have been sneezing like crazy lately, and we have a lot of conifers around here. Had not thought to consider it might be their pollen. Thanks Andy!
__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2013, 11:36 PM   #4
Chef Extraordinaire
 
buckytom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: My mountain
Posts: 18,757
geez, andy. i thought you'd gotten a deadly tropical fungal infection and turned into a zombie.

glad to hear it's only allergies and dirty cars.
__________________
in nomine patri, et fili, et spiritus sancti.


Meh nom eh noh...doot dooooo do do do.
buckytom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2013, 12:43 AM   #5
Master Chef
 
DaveSoMD's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 7,038
We get the same type of thing here in MD but it is from the oak trees. Everything id yellow for days...
__________________
Quoth the chicken, "Fry some more."
AB - Good Eats: Fry Hard II
DaveSoMD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2013, 02:44 AM   #6
Executive Chef
 
Whiskadoodle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Twin Cities Mn
Posts: 2,954
You mean to tell me after all these years this song is about Spring Pollen?!?

"After The Goldrush"


Well, I dreamed I saw the knights
In armor coming,
Saying something about a queen.
There were peasants singing and
Drummers drumming
And the archer split the tree.
There was a fanfare blowing
To the sun
That was floating on the breeze.
Look at Mother Nature on the run
In the nineteen seventies.
Look at Mother Nature on the run
In the nineteen seventies.

I was lying in a burned out basement
With the full moon in my eyes.
I was hoping for replacement
When the sun burst thru the sky.
There was a band playing in my head
And I felt like getting high.
I was thinking about what a
Friend had said
I was hoping it was a lie.
Thinking about what a
Friend had said
I was hoping it was a lie.

Well, I dreamed I saw the silver
Space ships flying
In the yellow haze of the sun,
There were children crying
And colors flying
All around the chosen ones.
All in a dream, all in a dream
The loading had begun.
They were flying Mother Nature's
Silver seed to a new home in the sun.
Flying Mother Nature's
Silver seed to a new home.

__________________
Whiskadoodle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2013, 02:47 AM   #7
Chef Extraordinaire
 
buckytom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: My mountain
Posts: 18,757
great tune whisk. as i read the lyrics, i could hear neil in my head.

thanks for posting them.
__________________
in nomine patri, et fili, et spiritus sancti.


Meh nom eh noh...doot dooooo do do do.
buckytom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2013, 09:30 AM   #8
Chef Extraordinaire
 
pacanis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NW PA
Posts: 18,751
Pine pollen?
Gee, thanks for giving me something else to worry about.
__________________
Give us this day our daily bacon.
pacanis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2013, 09:41 AM   #9
Chef Extraordinaire
 
GotGarlic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 16,883
We just got past that here. There were drifts of it on the porch. We cleaned the porch and furniture again with a hose Saturday. Hopefully it's done.
__________________
The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again. ~ George Miller
GotGarlic is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2013, 06:15 PM   #10
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 3,899
Ugh .. we have it here too. It showed up 2 days ago ... went outside one day and everything was yellow. It has rained lightly the night before so there were puddles that were yellow. Can't even have the doors open, it comes in through the screens .. luckily it's only a short term thing !
__________________

__________________
MrsLMB is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.