The Journal's story on the plague of Juniper pollen this morning was timely. It is the one thing that really gets to me. Like having someone pour sand into your eyes and then standing on your chest. Last week when we were playing golf at Santa Ana one of the players brushed up against a Juniper and a cloud of pollen blew into the air. It was clearly visible. Every morning now I am blowing out my sinuses with a squeeze bottle full of saline solution. It is a disgusting process but it helps.
I can certainly put up with this for a six week period. New Mexico is such a stable place. No hurricanes, few tornadoes, rare ice storms, tiny earthquakes, and rare flooding. Pollen doesn't seem like such a big deal. Especially when viewed in the light of the situation in Japan.