Gråbo – Mugwort


It may be a beautiful plant but for those with allergies it’s not a nice plant.

I don’t usually react on the pollen from Gråbo/Mugwort, but this year for some unknown reason I do. It’s like Springtime all over again for me. Hmfr…/:|

But it probably get better soon. It isn’t a cold and that’s positive 🙂

By the way, learn a Swedish word. Pollen is pollen in Swedish too! So now you know one more Swedish word 😉

Anna

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Ah finally rain!

I’m like this today. We finally got some real rain and I think nature feels like the one in the picture too. The air is cool again after several days with 30 C in the shaddow. I hope the rain wash away the pollen. My brain is not melting anymore.

Sometimes I really like rain and outside it smells so fresh. Mr ABBA Benny Andersson and Mats Nörklit wrote a lovely Swedish song about the feeling after the rain.

I’m having a really good day today, just because of the rain and all nice people I have talked to today. A smile day 🙂

I hope you have a good day too.

Anna

Efter regnet (After the rain)

Efter regnet, Benny Andersson & Mats Nörklit, Karin Glennmark & Tommy Körberg

Here’s a Google (and Anna) translation of Swedish lyrics

Listen, now the rain has stopped falling
Look, now the air is clear and blue
It’s nice to breathe

See, the sun finally breaks
And do magic with every leaf and straw
The earth smells new
The sun warms against your skin

Everything has been rested
Everything gets new life
Again

Yet the sea is struck by the rain
Look the sky is bright
And shine in the cove’s mirror

Here comes the breeze cool at the beginning
Do you see how the bay is now freezing?
But about a minute
Flows heat as before

The sun has woken up
The sun is here
Again

It was just dark and cool here at home
Just now it was quiet and frozen here
Everything was closed and regulated

Now we can open the windows to the sun
Now we get in all the light
Now the rain is over
Now the cold can be wiped out

Here we can live
Here we can live
Again

Is Spring really that fantastic?

Ritu wrote a pollen haiku that made me remember how Spring can be for some of us.


One of my relatives used to say it would be nice if one could use the bottle brush through the ears to get rid of that itchy feeling in the ears in Springtime.

Spring also have a bad habit of making rain inside noses and eyes instead of outdoors.

You are very lucky if you don’t understand this drawing. Then you probably like Spring and don’t think it’s a pain season that goes on far too long.

This drawing is to all of you who experience Spring in a way we wish not to.

Anna