Bringer of Suffering

I had hay fever as a kid, but I don’t remember it being particularly bothersome. My worst experience with allergies was when I acquired a cat allergy in my late 20s—pretty inconvenient. And I figured that dust and cats were going to be it, until pollen came back to haunt me.

I can handle most flowers and grasses now, but trees finally caught up to me. Junipers, so I have the added indignity of having my “hay fever” in the winter.

So I actually felt itchy looking at this gallery, in which the Telegraph offers us the opportunity to “know [the] enemy” through Martin Oeggerli’s scanning electron microscope images. Some of them are even creepier than this one.

More at Oeggerli’s website.

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