Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Dark Side of Spring

I went for a walk yesterday afternoon since I was tired of sitting around feeling awful. I thought maybe a little moving around would help. It cheered me up at the time and my nose actually stopped running. This morning is a different story. My nose is failing me and feels like it is twice the size it should be and is so dry it could fall off at any time. I think it is highly unliky anyone would want to see a picture of my nose, but I did capture a few good ones in my brother's yard. No, not of my stuffy head but of a very pretty tall bearded Iris.

The colors are very bright white with a deep purple bottom. He has a lot of these in his yard. More than a dozen that are grouped together are all in the same growth stage and should all start to open blooms by this weekend. He ha also had a tiny, but very cute azalea with a really bright reddish orange color.





I love this one!








Hopefully the darker side of spring will leave my nose alone soon. The air is not yellow with pollen swirling around like a dust cloud. My truck is still yellow even with the rain from last night. I think today will be a day of loads of reading and rest. I think rest is much need and way over due. Plus the clouds have set in, so maybe today will be the last day of allergies for me for a while. What is your favorite rainy day or sick day activity?

8 comments:

  1. sorry to hear about your sinusitis, hope the pollen season will be over soon and you get better too.
    i love bearded iris, but it need chilling period so it can bloom. No chance of it ever blooming here.

    your brother's iris is really georgeous.

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  2. I Hope so too! Funny thing is I was not allergic to anything until after my little monster was born. Thank you for your caring comments!

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  3. Sorry to hear about your allergies. With this crazy weather, I don't know when the pollen will stop! The iris is lovely. Azaleas are such a wonderful spring bush. I love the bright color of these!

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    1. Things are starting to clear up a little. The rain falling off the house was not yellow this morning like it was last time!

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  4. I hope you feel better soon.
    Those are pretty flowers. At least you enjoyed a little time outside.

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    1. Thank you! I am ready to be back outside.

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  5. Beautiful flowers. I hope you feel better soon. The stuffy nose will not make you eager to work in garden. Hmmm...my all time favorite activity, beside gardening, is curled up in my bed with my laptop and a gardening book.

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    1. I am with you on reading. It is by far my favorite thing to do on rainy days, at the beach or in a pretty garden on a nice day.

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