For anyone who suffers from hay fever, or allergic rhinitis, you may be aware that we are now in the midst of peak tree pollen season.
It seems that recent climate conditions can cause what has been termed a pollen "bomb" with large amounts of the stuff being dispersed into the air to be sucked into our nasal passages.
Our house is surrounded by trees and we even have a little mini-woodland in our garden. Quite a few of the trees are big allergen culprits (birch, beech, ash etc) so, although very pretty, they are also very naughty. I have been spending some time out in the garden this week enjoying our warm sunny weather but today the effects have hit me like a steamroller. You would think I should have learned my lesson by now after sixty years of being a hay fever sufferer.
I was due to go walking with the girls this lovely sunny morning but have cancelled as I dare not step foot outside. No point in even wearing a mask as it is too late now. Horse and stable door etc....
The good news is that tree pollen production should ease off in May....just as the grass pollen season starts. Luckily I have a good stock of man-size cotton hankies and my asthma inhaler.
No walking photos for a while I think.