Just a while ago, I as enjoying some dog free time, walking in my back yard, while enjoying a hot cup of coffee. Not something I can manage with Charlie my over energetic Lab.
I paused to look about my yard to see what work needed to be added to my chore list. As I turned my toward the back of the house, eyes caught a slight change amid the branches of one of the tallest of my Cedar trees. This tree is about 15 feet away from my bathroom window.
I stepped forward to get a better look, moving out of the path of the bright noon sunshine. The air gently stirred the cedar needles, resulting in a golden cloud of pollen to waft amid the branches before floating directly towards that open window.
I watched in awe. The pollen cloud changed form until it dissipated becoming invisible.
What a comedy of errors which began with my opening the bathroom window, taking a walk at just this time in order to witness the lovely event with growing horror.
I laughed out loud as I turnede toward the path leading to the front yard. This path ran next to the retaining wall, behind which most of my cedar tress grow.
As I turned, the breeze picked up, and from the cedar tree closest to the front gate there floated a second giant ameobe of sun lit pollen.
I gasped and froze where I was. Walking in to that cloud would not be a smart move. As I began to turn towards the backyard, the next two Cedar trees let loose with their pollen. The breeze was still moving in my direction.
This felt like adding insult to injury. But just as I thought to hold my breath, the breeze turned the golden clouds roiled away from me
I was laughing out loud as I walked briskly to the back door. Heading for my computer, I already had the words forming in my mind. As I sat down, opened the lid and put my password in. Glancing out the window, which is across from the retaining wall, the largest cloud of pollen yet, formed to float directly towards my window. Fortunately, the window was closed. Whew!!!
On my way in, I had made a quick count of the cedar trees in the back yard. There are two of the tallest trees back there. One which dropped it's pollen described at the start of this post. I have no idea if the second tree's pollen has fallen.
But there are two more large Cedar trees. whose branches hang over my back fence.
Has their pollen burst out into the air yet? Dare I walk in my yard again today?
I had longed to see another explosion of pollen. I had not wanted a continuous display.
I have to say, I will never forget the day, the Cedar trees attacked. Laughing out loud!
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