Joyous spring! One day, trees blossomed. Two days later, green tips and buds appeared. At most 2 days after that, those trees are full of green leaves. Wonderful!
And so begins allergy season, not so wonderful. If I could just retrain my immune system to correctly identify pollen as a noncombatant, life would be grand. But the immune system is determined to annihilate the invader and General Histamine is a scorched earth, destroy the village to save it kind of guy.
However, without pollen, no trees and grass. Something wonderful often comes at a price.