Lady Slipper, Mourning Cloak, Pollen

We have the first lady slipper in the yard, and we’ve seen the first Mourning Cloak. The trees have leafed out incredibly fast over the past few days.

The pollen remains high. Durham, North Carolina – about 325 miles from here – made the New York Times for its high pollen count and visible yellow cloud. There are a few great photos on this link:

There’s a pretty good cloud of pollen over Dividing Ridge this afternoon, but it doesn’t look as bad as it does in Durham.

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