I've always known that my mother is allergic to fireweed. When Theophilus and I were small, we formed the Fireweed Brigade and would pull up every last stalk of fireweed we could find. In the last few years, it hasn't been much of a problem.
This morning, Mum told Theophilus and I that she needed us to pick it all. We started gathering, and then decided we should take some photos. A few minutes after this photo above was taken, my arms started to itch.
Then my neck. Then my scalp. Then the rest of my whole body. My eyes were watering and my throat started to close up.
What do you know? I'm allergic to fireweed too.