Monday, April 6, 2015

Signs of the Season

crocus

hello, pretty flower!

mountain laurel (PA state flower)

dying snowdrops

hyacinth a-comin' up!

unopened daffodils

And does my head/sinuses KNOW that spring has arrived?  HELL TO THE YEAH! (achoo, sniff)

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  1. My first sign of Spring is a motherf**king Winter cold!
    DamnDamnDamn!

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    1. awwwwwwwwwwww, poor bob! :(

      have carlos and the furkids take good care of you!

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  2. Yup - - my sinuses and allergies are definitely reminding me that it's spring.

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    1. and it's hell cause I can't take the OTC drugstore stuff without the drowsy feelings (even though the package adverts say it DOESN'T).

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  3. i don't have allergies but i got a cold as well. :(

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    1. hello new friend! sorry to hear you picked up bob's cold. :(

      hopefully you have someone to help you get well, yes?

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    2. I think we're all suffering from allergies... beauty always comes with a price. ;-)

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    3. ah, you DO exist! what price beauty?

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  4. I put out my tomatoes one day too early!!

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    1. we can't even THINK of doing that round these parts! still in the 30s at night; the poor things would freeze to death!

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  5. The sign of spring in Southern California is NEVER GETTING A WINTER! Ha! Wish we would get some April showers though. Supposed to get a bit tomorrow.

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    1. oh man, you people are in desperate need of water. I don't envy your state's position. :(

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  6. All these lovely shots and no snap of your lovely Easter bonnet!?! I love crocuses, and when there here, you know spring is here to stay. Luckily I don't suffer allergies, so I am beyond happy now I can keep my windows open at night . Beautiful shots tootes! xoxo

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    1. no easter bonnet for me, dearie. but I bet YOURS looked FABULOUS (as only you can look)!

      say, we should plan another meetup for cock-a-tails and conversation; perhaps the snarky ms. moorecock could join the fun!

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  7. Joining the queue of complainers, I know it's Spring when my eyes start itching because of the pollen. It's the hay fever symptom I most could do without, especially being a contacts-wearer. There's sneezing as well, of course, but I don't mind that so much as one feels a measure of release in letting it go; although it's not much fun for anyone else around.

    I really became aware of the stunning beauty of flowers when I was 6 or 7, being at school where our classroom had bowls of hyancinth and croci on the window ledges. Becoming consciousness of their colours was a revelation, something which has never left me, and ever since then the amazing displays even within a single bloom, has an enormous and most profound impression on my visual sense, much moreso than any work of art. Often the beauty of flowers literally just takes my breath away, and I look forward to having that very experience many times in the forthcoming months.

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    1. guess I will have to post more pix when more of my flowers bloom!

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    2. Please do, A.M. I find pictures of flowers in full bloom are as cheering as seeing a happy dog.

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  8. I love the flowers, but I hate my sinuses giving me problems. :-(

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  9. I have ONE daffodil blooming. One. The azaleas are later, as is the rhododendron. But, the leaves are now gone (thank my boy for that), and you can see my DIRT!

    Peace <3
    Jay

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    1. ooooooooooooh, I always wanted to see your dirt! ;-b

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    2. You are welcome any time!
      Jay

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    3. yeah, but I bet YOUR dirt looks like every other guy's dirt! :-b

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  10. I'm lucky enough not to get hayfever but the rest of my family suffer.

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    1. oooooh, I have seen you over on john's blog. you ARE lucky!

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  11. Have you tried Zyrtec? I take one every day.

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    1. zyrtec, claratin, you name it; it makes me sleepy and does nothing. so the hell with the drug makers!

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  12. I miss spring flowers. They were such a lovely sign winter is over.

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    1. well, you can look at my pix. winter is not yet over in these parts; we have been in the 40s the past two days. I still have the heat on in the house. and these is baseball on the radio!

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    2. Spo needs to invest in some Freesia. It grows well in our desert climates and fills the spring yard with fragrance. I have 100s of them now.

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    3. I am using some freesia-scented shampoo right now...

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  13. Spring has finally sprung in Scotland at last but my own daffies are dying now! I'd love to know what 'pretty flower' is called. It looks so delicate! Ironically, I have a rotten stuffy nose at the moment........

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    1. my daffies have not even bloomed yet!
      the "pretty flower" is a crocus; I LOVE the purple lines on the white petals.
      my head is killing me...

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  14. My daffies are done and freesia almost done. But we have Baseball!

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    1. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS (on baseball)!

      I am still waiting for my daffies to bloom...

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  15. As would be expected, we are a week or two ahead of you

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    1. I saw something today about this being peak cherry blossom weekend in DC. my own weeping cherry is just starting to bud; probably about 3 weeks til full bloom.

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