08 March 2010

The Joys of Springtime in Winter

Ah, the joys of springtime in winter!

Pink and white flowering trees!

Emerald green moss!

And more moss growing on tall trees on the mountainside.

And lastly green, green ferns set under tall trees, on those cool mountainsides!

Ah, the joys and wonders of early spring!

BUT, did you know that springtime in winter has a serious downside though?
It's true.
I wouldn't lie to you.

Let me explain -
You see spring in winter means....
that besides all this breathtaking beauty (and my increase in trips to these beautiful places).
The PNW also has-

pollen galore.
Cough, sneeze; sneeze, cough.
And ants unlimited.
Countless small, smelly crawling things all over our new white sink,
countertops and ME!
(Seriously YUCKY and a bit ouchy too!!!)

and of course the most serious downside....
the Slithery-One (aka snake) season is now OFFICIALLY open at Aimee's place.
As of Saturday--in the driveway--unnoticed totally by me till Farmer Boy pointed him (or her) out--
Serious sigh:(

Ah, spring!
You know that even with THAT most serious downside,
I STILL love an early spring and always will:)


Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Your spring is looking wonderful! I would have a hard time with snakes, too....ewwwww! They give me the chills and the shakes!

aimee said...

Yea, I am the only one in our family that HATES snakes---blech!

Glad to hear spring is headed your way too! BTW, your flower barrels from last year are awesome! I have quite a few that I use to grow herbs, raspberries, lavendar and veggies in--but I am thinking of adding one or two more for flowers after seeing your post!
Blessings always,

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