It is hard to imagine a better place to enjoy blossoming azaleas and dogwoods than the Augusta area.
However, this area also brings an abundant amount of pollen.
Many people like to catch the "pollen count" portion of the morning news. Pollen counts are measured by special diagnostic rods coated with silicone grease. The rods are placed in the environment and monitored on a 24-hour cycle.
The pollen grains collected are then counted under a microscope. The grain count is then converted into a concentration, usually given in grains per cubic meter of air.