Okay, so this has little to do with creating a tropical-look garden, but I felt compelled to post this here. Most of us in the office have been suffering recently with snuffly noses, sore throats and congested sinuses. I had seen online that the pine pollen counts were high and now I have visual confirmation. Apparently it rained a little bit last night and washed the pollen into the gutter, leaving a pollen high-water mark. That's a lot of pollen!