They say the pollen this year is going to be worse than it has been in years.
I have been hacking and coughing since I mowed our front yard last Monday...a week ago.
I don't normally have issues with allergies, though I seem to recall saying that same thing last year as I was sneezing and wheezing?! And silly me thought I didn't need to wear a mask while mowing, but I was later proven wrong when I woke up on Tuesday morning, barely able to swallow and with itchy, runny eyes!
Needless to say I have learned my lesson...and with my new found wisdom, I have also banned myself or Mr. Tide from mowing the backyard until we get enough rain to knock down whatever pollen is causing our current discomfort.
As I gazed out for Earth Day today, on our own little piece of this earth, I realized that our yard is mostly weeds, and if we don't mow it soon, we'll likely lose the dogs in it if we're not careful. The bunnies don't seem to mind though...lots of good dandelion greens to munch on out there!
I know they are weeds, but for now, I will have to learn to embrace them and pretend their seeds are tiny parasols for a Downton Abbey style bug lawn party!
Happy Earth Day!