Yes, the yellow powder on the deck in the photo above is POLLEN. One day's worth. I'm awash in pollen.
In case I haven't made it abundantly clear, I adore living in the mountains. I think I'm the luckiest girl alive to live in a place where each and every day I see sights that fill me with awe. With that said, there are just a few things that are... unpleasant. Like pollen.
Since we enjoy such marvelous summer weather, we need no air conditioning. We simply keep the windows open. So of course, everything in the house is covered in pollen. Came home the other day to find both dogs wearing sweet little suits of pollen. Forgot to rinse out the tub before I got in it, and so I enjoyed a pollen bubble bath. Must clean off kitchen counter tops and floor daily to remove the residue.
Last night's sprinkle of rain wasn't enough to wash the pollen off completely:
Oh well. Soon this will pass. I still think I live in paradise.