The Scotch Broom is blooming

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I have a real love hat relationship with spring. All the buds coming out, and the green appearing on the trees is beautiful. The part I hate is the allergies!

Here in the Pacific Northwest the vile, evil Scotch Broom is now blooming, and I'm having trouble breathing. But I don't have it all that bad compared to Laurie, it is just about impossible for her to breath, and she has tried just about every treatment there is.

The funny thing is that there are actually people that claim that it is not Scotch Broom that cause the allergies, because some allergy specialist back in the 50s declared that the pollen was too large to cause the problems. They claim that it's the grass or ash or alder or some other thing. Here's the problem with that theory, Scotch broom grows in a wider variety of locations than any of those other things. There isn't much grass in a redwood forest, but I get the same response when the Scotch Broom is blooming there, as when it is blooming in the meadow down the road.

Laurie is working on her allergies with a homeopath right now, and up until today things were a bit better than last year. She's going to go in sometime this week to see if she can do something else. It the homeopath is at the end of her list of things to try, we are going to give Wild Oregano Oil a try. Hell, we are willing to try anything at this point.

And to think that people on the east coast are still planting this evil weed!