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Cottonwood Seeds

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piggies-go-moo Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The cottonwood trees here are blooming like crazy!

I can't walk anywhere without hundreds of these fluffy seeds getting in my hair and all over my clothes - and they also make me sneeze! And getting those fine seed hairs out of my eyes is so damn annoying!

It's seriously like it's snowing soft white warm annoying snowflakes, with the seeds piling up in actual drifts across the sidewalks. :stare:

Cottonwood seed art on DA:
April snow 1 by heidinanookie   Summer snow in the underbrush by Oudabounds

:bulletpink: Anyone else getting inundated by this fluffy mess? :bleh:

:bulletpink: Are you experiencing any other plant messes right now?

:bulletpink: How have your allergies been?
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:iconcaptain-spleen:
captain-spleen Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
i inhaled one and choked nearly to death
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:iconpiggies-go-moo:
piggies-go-moo Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hate it when that happens. :hmm:
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nightsvallow Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
No cottonwood here. But my car looked like sprinkled with yellowish sugar from pollen (Pine I think?). After two rainy days it's 'clean' now.
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JCoolArts Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018
Allergy season came and went for me with the passing of the citrus blossom and all the bees they attracted. Not a single cottonwood in miles from me. But I think I would rather have those seeds, than the clouds of crawly little aphids that fall from the trees in some of the parking lots here. :lol:

Have you tried wearing non-magnifying glasses, or stylish goggles?
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piggies-go-moo Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aphid clouds are still better than mosquito clouds. :paranoid:

I may need to get some glasses as this is annoying the heck out of me.
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Crowfeather6789 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can count me dead by allergies...Oh did I mention that the grass has just spawned a bunch of pollen lately?
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piggies-go-moo Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The grass pollen has been terrible here as well. And lots of the grasses will be going to see soon too I imagine. :hmm:
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Crowfeather6789 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I cant leave the house without a heavy duty allergy pill. I think its more than terrible.
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:iconpiggies-go-moo:
piggies-go-moo Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should get allergy shots. Seriously. They can really help prime you immune system not to respond so forcefully to outdoor allergens. :hmm:
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Crowfeather6789 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, Its the grass's fault...Its heavy in pollen Aka huge puddles of the stuff are everywhere and its windy.
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ElviraCheyenne666 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
We get them here and they're horrid things.
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:iconpiggies-go-moo:
piggies-go-moo Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At least they're not super dangerous.

Unless you inhale them. :stare:
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:iconelviracheyenne666:
ElviraCheyenne666 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
True!
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xXLittleTigressXx Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  Student General Artist
oh yes it happens here too! but the season is over sadly :saddummy:
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piggies-go-moo Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It will be over soon here as well. Maybe. No doubt just in time for something else to bloom or go to seed. :hmm:
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:iconjinxremoval:
JinxRemoval Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Light it on fire! fiery evil laugh 
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:iconpiggies-go-moo:
piggies-go-moo Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah, no fires here - we've been getting storms.
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:iconjinxremoval:
JinxRemoval Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You light that fluff on fire :grump:
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:iconpiggies-go-moo:
piggies-go-moo Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nu!
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:iconjinxremoval:
JinxRemoval Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
la tantrum 
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:iconeta-carinae2001:
Eta-Carinae2001 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018
So...you didn't start the fire? Has it been burnin' since the world's been turnin'?
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:iconsmurfwaffe:
SmurfWaffe Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018
It's so beautiful! 
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:iconpiggies-go-moo:
piggies-go-moo Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...and messy. :bleh:
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:iconhhppaa:
hhppaa Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018  Student
Cottonwood was only a "problem" one year (bout 2 years ago) and I think white fluffy shit floating around everywhere is aesthetically pleasing.
I'm also saying that because I have literally no allergies :D
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:iconpiggies-go-moo:
piggies-go-moo Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lucky.

I am going to be sending you boxes of seeds! :la:
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:iconhhppaa:
hhppaa Featured By Owner Edited Jun 11, 2018  Student
Oh my.
Seriously if I had a box of cottonwood seeds I would skip and hop throughout my woods, tossing and spreading growable joy all around.
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:iconpiggies-go-moo:
piggies-go-moo Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    ...and thus began the cottonwood Apocalypse.
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:iconbrodskales:
brodskales Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018   Writer
Wowee that's terrible.
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:iconpiggies-go-moo:
piggies-go-moo Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I carry a sticky lint roller with me now so when I get indoors again I can try and remove the seeds and the fluff.

It doesn't work on my hair though, and I have yet to find a brush that's really good at removing them. :hmm:
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:iconbrodskales:
brodskales Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018   Writer
It's time to teach nature a lesson. :shake sword: 
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:iconcactuscowboy:
cactuscowboy Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Let me take you to Las Vegas and give you a balcony view of the skyline at night; two tickets just for you and me courtesy of my friend Alex. You can even bring your little cottonwood seeds with you. I'll buy the coffee.

                                                                                                Vegas-@-night by cactuscowboy   
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:iconpiggies-go-moo:
piggies-go-moo Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been to Vegas before. It was ok.
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:iconvernondraws:
VernonDraws Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018
Not with cactuscowboy you haven't! Go for it, what've you got to lose?!
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:iconpiggies-go-moo:
piggies-go-moo Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
People would probably ask if I'm his granddaughter.
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:iconcactuscowboy:
cactuscowboy Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, I'm still present you know. I don't look that damn old piggies. I fancy myself more on the rugged side and I dress up pretty well too, I'm a good dancer and listener and have been known to be witty and a good storyteller. But I've been rejected before and my heart's been broken so many times I've never been able to find all the pieces to fully put it back together again. At least the wizard of oz gave the tin man a new one.

So I walk away shuffling my feet, head bowed once more searching for someone in this lonely world to care for...
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:iconpiggies-go-moo:
piggies-go-moo Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, that wasn't awkward... or anything. :hmm:
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:iconvernondraws:
VernonDraws Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018
That's when you say Yes and then make out with him. Man, you kids today have no sense of adventure!
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:iconpiggies-go-moo:
piggies-go-moo Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Remind me again why I talk to you...
Philip Fry (I'm not sure if) [V2] 
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:iconcactuscowboy:
cactuscowboy Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please forgive me piggies but I just wanted to share with you and all the others this beautiful picture that my friend Alex sent me of the shoreline of NYC. He's an OTR Trucker and from time to time sends me pictures of places he delivers to and take pictures of. This was taken with a IPhone 8 plus. I'm blown away at the quality and sharpness of the photo. Pls, I implore you to take a look. It's beautiful.

                                                                                            NYC-Shoreline by cactuscowboy   
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:iconpiggies-go-moo:
piggies-go-moo Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That really is quite impressive and a pretty picture. :nod:
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:iconcactuscowboy:
cactuscowboy Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've never been to NY. So I'm glad my friend sent me this memento of his visit there.
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:icondimsun123:
dimsun123 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a coincidence, I also hate getting warm white seed in my hair. :lol:
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:iconvernondraws:
VernonDraws Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018
same here but where's the fun in paying for a friend who has to sit when they pee?
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:icondimsun123:
dimsun123 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...Wut? :confused:
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:iconvernondraws:
VernonDraws Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018
Don't play coy with me, young man! I know a trannycruiser when I see one! :heart:
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:icondimsun123:
dimsun123 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What lines have you been reading between? :XD:
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:iconvernondraws:
VernonDraws Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018
the lines leading to the men's room in truck stops :aww:
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:icondimsun123:
dimsun123 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...Why do I suddenly get the feeling that this convention is gonna devolve into ''pics as proof pls''? :paranoid:
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:iconvernondraws:
VernonDraws Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018
my username on grindr is BottomOut, all the pics you need for proof are there.



Remember?
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:iconpiggies-go-moo:
piggies-go-moo Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So that's where you've been...
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