Spring is here, Dogwoods and pollen

Well, it has been warm enough in Atlanta to qualify as Spring for most places since January but now, it is officially Spring and nature has exploded.  Some of the most beloved signs of the season, like dogwoods and cherry blossoms, are now evident as you can see from this example in my front yard.

At the same time, one of the most hated Spring visitors has returned – POLLEN.  According to the Atlanta Allergy & Asthma the pollen count from yesterday was 2924.  As a reference, a total pollen count of 1500 is considered Extremely High and that’s as far as the scale goes!  Last year we had a few days that went over 4000 so, I’m afraid that it is bad news for allergy sufferers.

I’m going to try to stay on the positive side and enjoy the beauty of Spring.  I will just have to put up with my car being tinted yellow and my throat being sore for the next few weeks.  Hope the flowers are worth it.

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AF Micro-Nikkor
105mm @ f/22 –  1/320 sec – ISO 800

Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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