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Yellow Clouds Are in the Air

I left Vermont on May 29, my car filthy from having sat through the winter, driven only once every couple of weeks.  I was almost grateful for the pounding rainstorms I drove through the first two days of my trip to Yellowstone, as they washed the worst of the grime from the vehicle.  But now, in late June, my car is once again as dirty as ever.  My bike, my front porch railing, the neighbors’ folding camp chairs—all are coated in a fine, yellowish powder that adheres stubbornly to every exposed surface.  Puddles in the housing area are rimmed with miniature beaches of pollen; the yellow dust makes psychedelic patterns on the surface of the water.  And this morning, the inevitable: I started sneezing.  Read more

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