Monday, March 19, 2007

Spring Fever

Some more tell-tale signs that spring is finally here:

Yellow pollen everywhere - coating all the cars, all over the road in large bright yellow "puddles," and on all the furniture and countertops inside the house!

Stinging marsh gnats/sandfleas swarming in the morning and evening hours - just when it is nice enough to want to sit outside on the front porch rocking chairs, which are also coated in yellow pollen.

Everyone has the spring crud - coughing, sneezing, watery eyes, stuffy noses.

The dogwoods and azaleas are beautifully in bloom - color bursting everywhere creating an absolute feast for the eyes.

Buds appearing on the pear, peach and apple trees we planted last year.

Basketball on the TV - hubby really likes college basketball.

This comment at dinner from oldest son, J: "I wish it was summer!" Meanwhile, I was thinking because he's ready for summer break and no more school, but then he continued: "Then my nose wouldn't be stuffy or runny, I wouldn't be coughing, I'd just be plain old regular me!"


MindWhispers said...

Speaking of pollen. You must be from the SOUTH... we have YELLOW pollen all over everything. A black car looks like someone shook a fine yellow talcum powder on it.

Lisa writes... said...

Pollen over here as well!

But, thankfully, we live above the "gnat line!"