Flowers, child

Maybe it's Woodstock. Did I take the brown acid again?

Maybe it’s Woodstock. Did I take the brown acid again?

Goddamn acid flashbacks. Where the hell am I now? Xanadu? Hobbiton? Oz? Oh, whew, just the back yard. I was afeared I’d stumble across Ann Coulter with a house on top of her.

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12 Responses to “Flowers, child”

  1. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Good morning! Lilacs? If so, it’s a powerful scent that puts you on that trip down memory lane.
    My torn back muscle is healing up after my “trip” down a step ladder. No riding for the last 10 days; no nothing for the last three. It’s hard for my hyperactive ass to sit still that long. But, binge watching “Cosmos – A Spacetime Odyssey” has helped. House buying and selling goes on. Go Bernie.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Hey, Pat … yup, lilacs and apple blossoms. Hard to beat.

      Do your back, did you? Mine’s been acting up lately, too. I figure I’m about one wrong move from sprawling on the floor and screeching like a banshee. Trying to stretch my way past it, with indifferent success.

      I don’t think running for 45 minutes yesterday helped. I will never be smart.

  2. Debby, north of Crestone Says:

    Very pretty! It looks like Spring has sprung down there. Up here in the frozen wasteland my lawn is turning green and we hit 77F yesterday, but there will be at least one more big snowstorm before it’s all done.

    I’m currently doing rehab on a rotator cuff injury. Torn labrum, possibly additional damage. How did I do it, you ask? Flying down a rocky descent on the mountain bike? Spit off my motorcycle at speed? Nope. I went for a walk around the block and tripped on the freaking sidewalk. I would have been better off staying in and stuffing my face with donuts.

    • Pat O'Brien Says:

      Ain’t that the way of it, Debby? The last time I hurt myself doing something I enjoy was over 15 years ago trying set off a radar trailer so it would display the slow down warning. Tore a hip flexor, and I do not recommend it. Get well fast!

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Gah. We’re all on the injured reserve. I’m going to ride today but I may regret it. I’d regret not doing it even more, though. Nothing but bad choices. Thanks, Obama!

    • khal spencer Says:

      Our friend Maureen down the street did the same thing. Tripped on the sidewalk while holding their German Shepard on a leash. Dog spooked and tried to run, dislocating her shoulder. Ugh.

      My A/C separation was equally goofy. Was riding my bike to the parking structure at the Univ. of Hawaii with my eyes looking ahead and my brain looking back towards my office. Hit a curb and did an endo, landing on my shoulder.

  3. Sharon Says:

    Beautiful Spring Day! Thanks for sharing the gorgeous scenery. I rode yesterday and pretended I could fly up the steep hills as our friend Peter does. It worked in my mind at least!

    Hope you guys are up and about soon Pat and Debby. Take care.

  4. carl b duellman jr Says:

    this is my favorite time of year. i went for a spin up in the state forest. they’ve done a lot of prescribed burning this winter so there is a lot of new growth. bright green ferns and grasses coming up beneath all the blackened pine trunks with the occasional pop of white from a lone dogwood. red clay roads, dark blue lakes all viewed through polarized sunglass lenses. and it probably only got up to 70 degrees.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Man, I haven’t been high up in a forest for the better part of quite some time. When summer gets here I hope to do some riding up around Santa Fe. The trails up there are stellar.

  5. Libby Says:

    Beautiful backyard. I just looked up your growing zone because I was jealous. I’m a 5 and you’re a 7b. Unseasonably warm last week but not unusual. Yesterday 4″ of snow and the snow is lingering. Hope you feel better soon.

  6. khal spencer Says:

    Lovely back yard, by the way. The lilacs remind me of my misspent youth in Rochester, NY. Highland Park was where we held the annual Lilac Festival. It was lovely.

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