I am suffering from pollen. I imagine that many of you are suffering as well. So here are some optimistic thoughts from Olivia Judson of the New York Times to lift our spirits…
“Birds do it. Bees do it. Beetles, bats and light summer breezes do it.
I refer, of course, to that raunchiest of sex acts: the pollination of flowers.
When it comes to sex, plants have more headaches than the rest of us. One problem is that they can’t travel about to find a mate – they are, after all, rooted to the spot – so they have to depend on intermediaries to bring egg and sperm cells together.”
And she goes on to say, “…A bee, after all, can only carry so much pollen at once. The wind is not so limited…”
Oh how similar we humans are to the bees, I might add.
It’s worth reading the whole article, but only if you like that sort of thing: