Friday, March 4, 2011


Washington Palms
Venice, FL Arboretum

There is a downside to my winter stay in Florida.  I get to experience two spring allergy seasons.  The pollen has been flying thourgh the air for a good week now.  It is dangerous for me to drive when I am having a sneezing fit.  You know how you have to close your eyes to sneeze--that does not go well with driving a motor vehicle.
We've been having the kind of weather where we just want to throw open all the windows.  It's in the mid to high 70's.  We hate to close up everything to put the air conditioner on, but that does give me relief. 
At least it is not as bad as last year.  We haven't seen huge yellow clouds of pollen swirling through.  Still, I'm glad I brought my neti pot.


  1. The whole time I was in Florida, nothing there bothered me allergy wise. I really didn't understand allergies. Since I moved, it seems like I am allergic to the entire state of Arkansas. Go figure. You have my sympathies.

  2. I have just laid in a big supply of Claritin in preparation for the springtime allergies. I don't look forward to that part of the season. Seems like "allergies in Florida" would be easier to take, somehow... ;-p

  3. Okay, yeah. It really isn't that hard to take.

  4. So sorry you are suffering with allergies. I would hate that. I only get them briefly in the fall, but hate not being out of doors as much as possible.

  5. My sympathies too. I used to make fun of people who talked about their allergies all the time. Now that I have them, nobody wants to listen.

  6. I never used to have allergies either, and now it seems spring allergies stretch into fall. I thought we were supposed to grow out of things, not into them.


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