Spring has sprung …

I’ve had to mow twice already. Next up: Replacing the string in the electric trimmer. No, not the one I use on my nose hair.

… and the grass, it has most definitely riz.

I wonders where the flowers iz.

Happy spring equinox.


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12 Responses to “Spring has sprung …”

  1. JD Dallager Says:

    Time to get the green chile recipes cookin’ so as to clear the sinuses… and maybe the lower intestines!

    Allergy forecasts for the Bibleburg area are “off the charts” for the next five days…..mainly wind I guess.

    1/4 lap around the sun complete…..need to pace ourselves.

    Happy Equinox to all…..even Hurben…..ride on!

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      I’ve already brewed a tureen or two this year, JD. We just et the last of the most recent batch day before yesterday, so I’ll need to get started on another.

      Pollen and wind remain likewise active here as well. My colleague Matt up in Fanta Se basically seals himself into the house until this season passes, but not me. As you know, I will never (ah-choo!) be smart.

  2. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Spring has sprung, fall has fell, it’s still winter here, it was cold as hell. This morning anyway. It was 38 when we took the Duffinator out for a tour of the neighborhood. Speaking of tours, saw a PAC tour van with a bike trailer in the grocery parking lot today.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Wow, that is chilly for your neck of the saguaro, Pat. How’s El Duffo holding up?

      Adventure Cycling has already run its early Southern Arizona Road Adventure. But they’ll reprise it in fall for anyone who’d like to see Pat’s neighborhood.

      • Pat O'Brien Says:

        Duffy is doing just fine. He will be 8 years old, give or take a couple of months, April Fool’s Day. We try to make his every day pleasant. He doesn’t run the joint, but he is an equal partner.

  3. Hurben Says:

    Interesting, we’re still doing French mowing down here, i.e. raise a cm & don’t use a catcher so It mulches over the lawn. I’ll be happy when everything goes to sleep for winter so I can stop trimming the damn hedge. Sucker is about 2.5 meters high & 20 Meters long.
    1 m = (1/0.3048) ft = 3.28084 ft to you ‘Mericans’ but feel free to come down here & remove my hedge & build a wall.
    By the way, Obama is visiting.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      We do likewise here, Hurben. The catcher catches dust in the garage.

      We have a wall, as you can see, but it’s not nearly tall enough. The deer hop it as though it were an ADA-compliant curb, and an impertinent fox actually took a dump on it the other day.

    • Pat O'Brien Says:

      Cover that grass with weed fabric and spread gravel on it. No more mowing or watering required. Bob’s your uncle.

      • Patrick O'Grady Says:

        It’s shameful to have so much lawn in the Southwest. The previous owner had kids who needed a place to play and she went sorta hog-wild with it.

        It does help cool the place in summertime, and the neighbor kids love it, but still, damn.

        You know what you never have to mow? That spot where you park the van, down by the river.

        • B Lester Says:

          Seesh, bro! Six bikes and the van in the prime spot? Ok, but mebby this “late middler-ager” is romanicizing……

  4. Dale Says:

    Watching the snow come down on the 2nd day of spring. The ground happens to be warm enough that not much may stick, but I don’t know about the overnight temps.

    On the bright side, all of the spring bulbs that started blooming 3 weeks ago are as fresh as the roses in a florist’s fridge.

  5. Carl Duellman Says:

    my favorite time of the year with days getting longer and dst kicking in. everything is greening out and it’s not africa hot yet. the regular azaleas are blooming as are the native azaleas.

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