While the rest of the country gets snowed on, Phoenix is being blanketed in drifts of big yellow pollen from the mesquite trees. Sure, it looks pretty, but everyone is terribly allergic to it. I am terribly allergic to it: today my head feels like it’s going to explode, my throat is scratchy, and my ability to concentrate is gone.
Lots of hot coffee will be consumed this afternoon.
4 responses to “Death Pollen”
My sympathies. In Arkansas we’ll soon be getting that too–though not from mesquite trees!
I think those are acacia trees, not mesquite! http://www.wildflower.org/gallery/result.php?id_image=21080
USDA says mesquites have spikes of flowers http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=PRGLT&photoID=prglt_003_avp.tif …I’ll test out the pollen on those to see if it’s any less allergic!