Saturday, April 12, 2008

The Four Seasons: Summer, Fall, Winter, and Yellow?


When I first moved to North Carolina from Ohio I experienced culture shock at many things, but one of the most memorable was what I now think of as the Yellow Season. In Ohio we experienced spring, but here it's just yellow. The culprit is pine pollen: it covers everything, quickly and completely. This is my car, fairly clean the day before I took this photo. It's normally a nice shiny black--and you can see the back corner of my sweetie's nice shiny black car on the left (it had been parked in a garage). The streaks are from the morning dew's attempt to securely attach the yellow to my car. I could wash it, but tomorrow it will look exactly like this.

6 comments:

Angelika said...

That's how my car looked the other day!

savonara said...

We have the same problem in California!

Sheta said...

LOL It was like this in Georgia, when I lived there. I'm in SE (humid south, not desert) Texas now, and it doesn't get this bad. Thankfully.

Shannan Powell said...

We get the same thing in Delaware. I'm thinking my next car will be yellow to start with...

Eddie said...

Another lucky day, I guess. In Malaysia, we have the haze, spilled over burnt remnants from our neighbouring Indonesia. But life goes on.

shirley said...

I would rather have the yellow than the salt eating my vehicle up here in Ohio from all winter long. Be glad you are in North Carolina.:)