In Atlanta, many TV viewers thought they could see a face in the clouds over a church where the pastor of the church was being laid to rest. The TV station received so many calls that it was reported in the news tonight. I have put the link here. The question on the newscast was "Can you see a face?" My question is: how can you not? (Jane, you know that you and I can always see a face!)
Also, because our weather has become so hot so suddenly, all of the trees have begun to blossom all at once and quite rapidly. This has caused an unprecedented amount of pollen. We have what is called a pollen count and if it is in the 100's, it is considered high. (Do other countries have pollen counts? I have no idea!) The count for today was 8,164. Yes, I did type that correctly. Eight thousand one hundred sixty four! It is the highest ever recorded.
We went to Stone Mountain yesterday and it was nice but hot. 84 degrees. Let's see if I can find any evidence of the yellow pollen...
You can't see the pollen here, but I wanted to take this same photo at about the same time that we took it last year. Do you recognize it? It is the photo that I use next to my name on my blog! We think that they cut the tree back a bit. There was a bit of earth that has been destroyed by some of the snowmaking equipment that is used here for Snow Mountain in the winter and so was covered up by that red plastic. Otherwise, it would have looked very similar to last year...
There, can you see the yellow pollen beneath these wildflowers? Stone Mountain had rain the night before this, so the pollen had washed down and then dried.Look at the pollen in the water! If you look at it carefully, you may see the shape of a heart! (And Sara, you know you can!)
We took some great photos of Stone Mountain yesterday. (Okay, okay...you know that Richard did anyway!) I have run out of time for today...will have to wait until my eyes are rested. Oh, maybe just one... Never seen green come this quickly on the trees before!