Wednesday, 2 June 2010

spring snow?

The whole city is suddenly alive with pollen, white fluffy seeds like a thousand dandelions all blown about at once. It is thick enough to rest on your eyelashes, catch in your hair and get up your nose. It is everywhere - even down the metro. It was piled up in soft batches all over the floor of a building under construction I have just been visiting. I don't know what tree it comes from - can someone help here?

But even whilst it swirls like a fine soft snow, somehow it is hard to photograph. So, this is not actually meant to be a picture of a man in a funny hat on a scooter....


  1. The June snow comes from a poplar tree. In Russian, the white fluffy balls of pollen are called pukh. I've been told that it will last 2 or 3 more weeks... at least it's pretty to look at!

    By the way, I like your blog! I'm also living in Moscow, and I love reading about others' experiences in this crazy city :)

  2. It's damned poplar (cottonwood), allergic person's trouble.

  3. Poplar.

    This blog tells the story well:

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  5. Hi there! Some spring snow from my balcony...