Friday 30 September 2011

Crusty eyes

I had one of these trees in a backyard once, and I still can't remember what they're called.

But I do know this- see all those white hairy things hanging from the flowers? At this time of the year, the trees are utterly covered in them, and there are plenty of these trees around. Which means oodles of those hairy pollen things floating around.

I rode down a local road recently and one lane was completely blanketed in the things - the road had turned a whitish-yellow.

And so when I ride, the damned things end up in my eyes all the time. Which means waking up with crusty eyes and a runny nose.

It would be so much easier to wrap myself in a cocoon and never have to interact with all this horrid natural stuff.

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