Tuesday, March 5, 2013

{windows}

days of windows flung wide open, air floating by with blossom covered scents...dogs little padded feet landing with soft thuds as they do their circle thing and the plop as they lay down in the sun soaked spot,  screen doors, the muted sound of traffic, no more; now you hear the sound of tires on pavement, of pounding bass through open car windows cruising by... laughter of kids on bikes... train whistles- distinctly echo-ing... its clear.
these sounds are clear.
the windows are open.
{source. a tulip tree}

and we feel it in our deepest bones that something great, and marvelous has touched this part of the earth and sprinkled it with love and pixie dust and new things are abounding...
every day another blossom pushes its bright pink self into the sun, the daffodils long ago poked out and now bask every day in the warm glow...green grass, getting greener by the minute as i hear the familiar 'whir' as another sprinkler pops up to soak it in the liquid that it all to soon will demand, so much that even the tiniest corner that does not receive it will turn brown as the dirt...  acres and acres and acres of white fluffiness, look temptingly like a far removed specimen of snow- when you cross over the busyness of the free-way on that thing called an over-pass you see them. the almond orchards. crazy in bloom, full of wonder, for as far as my  eyes can see those once bleak looking pods have broken loose and now, too, stare at the sun, waiting for the rest to join them...
 its spring time here...
and i am basking in its gloriousness with a plugged nose and drippy eyes, swallowing any kind of decongestant i can get my hands on...
oh its glorious.
But have you ever breathed pollen from a million trees for days on end?
yes? no?
i want to start to complain
but then i look out side my window and say
with weather like this and warm 75 degree sun, and windows flung wide open and bare feet becoming standard 'foot-wear' -
whats 200 Sudafed. or 156 Mucinex
yep.
nada.



{almond orchard in full bloom}

22 comments:

  1. Oh,springtime! you sound so lovely, but in my hometown, you are far away! Please come soon, you are welcome anyday!m

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  2. Im so jealous!!! Sorry about the stuffed nose! Feel with you! But we have it SO good, we actually have something to help us keep going!!! I was refreshed while reading this! Thanks!

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    1. Yes, thankful for smart people who came up with these pills;-)

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  3. almond trees in bloom - how i miss them, and how i miss springtime in California. spring in manitoba just isn't quite the same! you've made me lonesome.... :)

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    1. Ooo... Hope I just caused a happy lonesome and not a cry my eyes out lonesome...
      When you coming back?!:)

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    2. maybe a somewhere-in-between kind of lonesome :) we don't have plans of coming back right now, but hopefully it's not TOO long!!

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  4. I also am envious of you!! But it's not too far away... i convince myself AGAIN!. The sun is also shining but it's a whole -9c or something.Thanks for the encouragement tho'. :)

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    1. Oh in a few weeks it will be Happening :-)

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  5. Isn't springtime lovely?! i am enjoying it too altho i am not poetic in the least so it doesn't sound as lovely as yours :) also sorry you are tortured with allergies... i am a lucky one since i breath freely during the spring... but i have heard eating honey from local bees can do wonders for allergies.... have you tried that?

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    1. No I haven't and funny you mention it cuz Scott just told us the same thing when they were here... Ill have to find some ;-)
      See you on the 14th?!;-)

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  6. Just got home from Kansas... Lovin' the south! :) We're actually having another cold snap here though... I'm ready for it to WARM UP again!

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    1. Yes, I heard you were there... From Angela ;)

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  7. Oh lucky u...that its spring there.... I'm waiting ..one of these days the snow will go.... its melting :)
    Never have trouble with allergies..sorry for u. Is it just in spring?
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. pretty much just in spring, or if its really dusty, harvest time... thankfully its not year-round...

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  8. Hmmm...can't imagine having that much spring yet!! I still say we're gonna get a doozy of a blizzard yet in these parts!! Is that really true, the news that I hear you're moving here?? Neato if it is!!...anne

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    1. true?! yes, we hope. James' visa just got denied, but we are going to try again:) hoping and praying everything works...
      this waiting game, is tiring...

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  9. Ahhh...lovely springtime in Cali and AZ:)

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  10. Ya...not feeling a lot of sympathy for you that you HAVE to have spring... I mean a little bit, but not much!!;) Can't even imagine seeing something green outside....never mind PINK!!! Unbelievable!!! We do see white, but its not almond blooms lol!!!

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  11. On one hand I feel soooooo jealous, the sun, the warmth, the green, the blossoms....
    I look out and see white and more white!

    On the other hand there is no place I would rather live than right here. So, I will with patiently or not-so-patiently. depending on the day and on the weather!

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