Tree Pollen, My Bête Noir

The red maples around our house are in bloom this week and our deck is surrounded by a gorgeous mist of chartreuse greenery. But it's also allergy time for me and this year the amount of tree pollen in the air seems to be much worse. I can usually get by with 12-hour antihistamines but this year even Extra-Strength isn't cutting it. It's overcast and threatening to rain today so hopefully that will keep the pollen count down!