Allergy Season

Goldenrod

Goldenrod

Although ragweed is probably the cause of my occasional sneezing fits and itchy eyes in late summer, the bright gold-yellow blooms of the goldenrod are my reminder to check my supplies of eyedrops and Benadryl every year. I suppose they bloom at roughly the same time of year, so the more flamboyant plant gets the blame. The bees, wasps and butterflies seem to congregate on these flowers – even our neighbor’s honeybees are frequent visitors.

A paper wasp flanked by a couple of what look like potter wasps

A paper wasp flanked by a couple of what look like potter wasps

Eastern carpenter bee

Eastern carpenter bee

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2 responses to “Allergy Season

  1. So you’re allergic to this beautiful plant……and yet you captured its blossoms for us to see!
    Thank you and Salute!*
    (*that’s what we say in Italy when somebody sneezes…..)

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