Thursday, June 14, 2007

Pukh! (No, It's not Snowing...)


Ah, 'tis the season of dogwood pollen... I have a painful sinus infection that just won't go away... For about a month every May/June, the city is covered in tufts of this white fluff... Kids love to play with it (it really can look like a snowstorm), but anyone who as allergies cringes and braces himself for the worst. It also floats in through the windows, meaning you have to vacuum and dust at least every other day to keep it under control. In the pictures above you can see the girls playing in it last year. The whole problem of pukh is so extreme that even the BBC has covered it...

1 comment:

Rachael said...

Our neighbors have a cottonwood tree, and we're getting similar white fuzzies in our yard now. Yuck. Is that your Katya in that picture or is that the newspaper pic?