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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:44 PM

Amazing what the warm weather is causing in Raleigh - everything has opened at once!

Azaleas, daffodils, tulips, lilacs, Redbud, flowering cherry and crabapple trees, magnolias, Dogwood, forsythia, Spirea, spring perennials (solomon's seal, celadine poppy, epimedium), violas and pansies - just an absolute riot of color - all quite early, and all covered in a thick haze of yellow green pine pollen.

I do wonder how badly we will bake this summer!

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Reply Amazing what the warm weather is causing in Raleigh - everything has opened at once! (Original post)
NRaleighLiberal Mar 2012 OP
Pool Hall Ace Mar 2012 #1
Digit Mar 2012 #2
auburngrad82 Mar 2012 #6
cwydro Mar 2012 #3
Phentex Mar 2012 #4
hifiguy Mar 2012 #5
geardaddy Mar 2012 #7
NRaleighLiberal Mar 2012 #9
emilyg Mar 2012 #10
geardaddy Mar 2012 #11
Moondog Mar 2012 #8
BelleCarolinaPeridot Mar 2012 #12

Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:56 PM

1. I've only been here since 2004, but I don't recall the pollen being this thick so early.

Good thing generic Zyrtec is available at Dollar Tree, or I'd really be suffering!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 01:52 AM

2. It's Pollenmageddon!

Even I am sneezing and I don't have allergies!

..............or at least I didn't have allergies BEFORE Pollenmageddon.


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Response to Digit (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 02:17 PM

6. Pollenmageddon! I love it!

I just went to Umstead Park during my lunch break and my shoes are now yellow. It's unreal.

The news last night had a story about it. They said that things that normally start blooming right now are blooming, and things that normally wait a little later in the Spring when it's warmer are blooming too, due to the higher than normal temperatures. That's why there's so much of the yellow crud.

Now, if only the fish would start biting.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 02:44 AM

3. Oh we will bake.

Shaping up to be a scorcher...

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 11:12 AM

4. Same here. An explosion of color...

the roses are amazing already. The tulips were blooming two weeks ago!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 11:22 AM

5. Same here in Minneapolis.

Trees are budding, plants are starting to bloom and my allergies are going nuts. What a wacky year.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 02:55 PM

7. This post is useless without pictures.



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Response to geardaddy (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 07:28 PM

9. OK - deal!











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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 11:00 PM

10. Beautiful.

 

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 11:59 PM

11. Thank you!

I love the look of blooming flowers!

Our forsythia(sp?) are blooming now.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 06:05 PM

8. Same in central FL. Everything popped at once.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 01:58 AM

12. It is indeed beautiful in North Carolina!

I awed in joy over the dogwood trees in full bloom.

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