Monday, March 18, 2013
See that picture up there? See those spherical yellow blooms, looking all Whoville-ish? They're just so cute that you expect to see Horton show up, don't you?
Those cute little puffballs are pure evil.
Those are flowers on the branches of the Huisache(WHEE-SATCH) tree. At least I think it is a Huisache tree. Obviously, Google feels the same way that I do about this tree, because they wouldn't give me a straight answer one way or the other.
I had no idea how many of these freakin' trees were around my house, until THEY ALL TURNED YELLOW AND PUFFY AT THE SAME TIME.
When I first arrived in Texas, I wasn't allergic to anything. But over time, my immune system has been randomly deciding to be allergic to odd things. I used to be allergic to cedar, but not anymore. No, now I'm allergic to live oak and Huisache trees.
So it's the first day back at work for me after a lovely spring break, and I'm all puffy because of the Red Tide, AND I've lost the ability to breathe through my nose. And the ability to see, because I want to scratch my eyes out, when tears aren't pouring out of them. By the end of the day, I will have lost my voice, too.
At least my husband will be happy.
Are you allergic to any pollen-like substance? Do you have any weirdly named trees in your part of the world?