You have probably noticed pollen like you never have before this season. Yellowish mustard powder is everywhere this year in Calgary. Vehicles homes and streets are covered with pollen. Why is it so noticeable this year? In a typical season various trees and grass put out pollen at different times of the spring/summer This winter was anything but typical and winter stayed very late. So because of that all of the trees combined with the grass are putting out pollen at the same time. They don’t want to lose the opportunity to propagate. Its a survival thing. Calgary has not seen much rain this spring so that has compounded the issue. A few days of heavy rain would help to wash the pollen off trees and grass, streets, cars and homes. Allergies are through the roof of course because Calgarians are getting a mega dose of pollen all at once. There is not much you can do besides keeping windows and doors closed, rinse your walkways, patios and outdoor furniture. Make sure to take your allergy medicine if you have a major allergy to pollen. There are some positive aspects to all this pollen. We know if it is out there then the greenery around is continuing to thrive. Pollen is very high in nutrients so although it may be a real irritant for some, inhaling accidentally throughout the day may give you a dose of healthy nutrients!!