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Old 07.05.2018, 12:08
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Yellow dust everywhere

Everything here is covered in yellow pollen right now. Wipe a tabletop, come back literally 10 minutes later, and I have to wipe it again. My blue car is covered in yellow powder, my teak outdoor furniture is sporting yellow dust, and my stone terrace has gone from granite grey to streaky grey/yellow.....


I thought the spring blossoming dandelions were the culprits, but a quick google has me suspecting the hundreds of pine trees we have around here - apparently the male trees emit huge quantities of pollen. Which apparently also has some health values.


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Yeah, there is way above average spruce flowering this year, combine that with the wind, and people even spoke of a pollen storm.

Looks nice tho:

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Re: Yellow dust everywhere

Just took the mutts for a stroll. Black doggy now looks like a bumble bee. White doggy looks custardy. Urgh!
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Re: Yellow dust everywhere

It's also Birch trees here in ZH. I haven't suffered from hay fever for a few years but I needed a doc 2 weeks ago. It didn't affect my eyes or nose, just my throat, to the extent that I could hardly breath. I was told that it was because the sudden warm start to the spring brought out all the pollen at once. Nasty stuff.
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Re: Yellow dust everywhere

I believe many tree varieties shed pollen which is “yellow” - on my drive/front entry it is a walnut tree and out the back something else, on the dog it is random meadow blossom.

No need to bully the spruces
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Re: Yellow dust everywhere

Touch wood (but not the pollen-ey pines) - I've had horrific hayfever/spring allergies for the six years I've lived in Switzerland. To the point of not being able to walk from my front door to the car on the drive without sneezing like a loon; not being able to ride my motorbike because snot and visors don't make happy companions; still being a gunky monster despite keeping all windows and doors closed and having air cleaners in every key room throughout the spring.


This year, I've been gardening, walking, sleeping, breathing; with zero issue at all - either I've finally acclimatised, or the tree pollen is compatible for me and keeping down the other pollens, or the allergy gods are just cutting me a break.


I've not had to take any of my usual pills or potions - I'm living like a "normal" person this spring!!! My empathies to those of you who haven't been so lucky - I know how you're feeling...
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