Friday, June 4, 2010
Can't blame this on BP
The Yellow Tide has rolled in on Lake Superior again and is scaring the bejeezus out of the city slickers from Illinois. What is that icky-looking stuff? Some kind of cancer-creating pollution?
No, just a seasonal slick of pollen, mostly from pine trees, and it is utterly harmless except to uninformed urban senses of riparian beauty. During the early spring the pollen rolls into the lake from rivers and through the air, and is normally unseen except during deep calms like this one. You can't taste it or smell it, and since it's trapped in water it won't stir up your allergies. It just looks terrible. It'll be gone soon.
Now you know.