Spring fever

The pear tree woke up over the weekend.

Hoo boy. Allergies. Good times. Maybe not.

But at least it’s spring, amirite? Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaachoo!

 

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21 Responses to “Spring fever”

  1. khal spencer Says:

    Spring is snot nice up here. I love my pinon and juniper but am terribly allergic.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Oh, man, it’s killing me this year. I’ve had to resort to the Claritin-D three or four times already and it wasn’t even spring until today. The junipers, cottonwoods and ash are going batshit down here.

    • Pat O'Brien Says:

      Hi Khal. Long time, no see.

      I rode this morning. We have a strong high pressure ridge overhead and no wind. It has trapped the coal power plant smog and dust from both sides of the border right on top of the San Pedro river valley. Breathing on the bike was not very good. Smelled funny and made my eyes burn.

  2. Sharon Says:

    It’s a beauty…our Oaks and Pecans are all budding out and so allergy season has arrived here as well.

    A bike group I ride with invited Jim Sayer to lunch on Saturday. He’s in Austin on a stopover from a cross country/southern tier with his daughter Lucy. I told him everyone I know loves Patrick O’Grady’s reviews!

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Bless your heart, Sharon. A good word with the boss-fella never hurts. Dude is a riding fool, isn’t he?

      I remember the pecan trees fondly. A neighbor on Randolph AFB had a big old’ pecan tree in his back yard, and we spent a lot of time climbing it.

  3. Libby Says:

    The two plus feet of snow I got a week ago is melting but it is enough to delay spring allergies!
    Watched (CSpan) the hearing with Comey and Rogers this afternoon and catching up now with the repeat on the stuff I missed this morning. It helps to watch simultaneously with a friend and text back and forth about it. For times when I get frustrated with what I hear.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Man, could we ever do with some of that precip’. It’s gonna be a long hot summer if we don’t get some water in one form or another.

      And yeah, when it comes to clown shows like we saw today, misery mos def loves company. I have a few fellow sufferiers on various messenging apps. Charles Pelkey and I may be the last two people using AIM. Old school, yo!

      • Steve O Says:

        First day of spring and we’re in a red flag fire warning. That shit never went up until June in the good old days. Something ain’t right. But I know! Let’s put a petrol-head in charge of the EPA!

  4. larryatcycleitalia Says:

    Take some of our rain PO’G – it’s starting tomorrow and continuing all week. I need to bathe our epoca bikes before packing them for shipment to CA for Eroica now that they’e complete and have been test-ridden over some “strada sterrata” or what passes for it in Iowa. Maybe I’ll just park ’em outside and let nature do it?
    http://cycleitalia.blogspot.com/2017/03/bici-depoca-huffylandshark.html

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