Beautiful allergy season (photo)

I’m allergic to tree pollen, and birch trees are just about the most allergenic.  Plus I hate the way fallen pollen adheres to our shoes and gets tracked into the house every spring. 

But I do love the look of those drooping catkins.  They remind me of party lanterns strung across a patio.  Last night, illuminated by porch light in the gloaming (love that word :)), they were so striking against the twilight sky that I had to snap this photo. 

birch tree pollen/catkins

About Katherine Wikoff

I am a college professor at Milwaukee School of Engineering, where I teach literature, film studies, political science, and communication. I also volunteer with a Milwaukee homeless sanctuary, Repairers of the Breach, as chair of the Communications and Fund Development Committee.
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1 Response to Beautiful allergy season (photo)

  1. am allergic to pollen myself. but i always forget, haha. 😉


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