We have two dogwood trees in our yard that due to location do not flower at the same time. This results in me staring out first my kitchen and then my dining room windows for weeks during Spring because I’m slightly obsessed with the blooms on the trees.
This year I’ve cut a few flowering branches, hammered the ends to allow the them to drink in the most water and placed them in bottles or vases around the house. They’ve lasted longer than any flowers from a shop and are a gorgeous reminder of all that is going on outside . . . without me.
See, I have a love/hate relationship with Spring. I am head over heels for the green, lush beauty and the flowering branches, vines and stems. But I am riddled with allergies which the very beauty I love to look at produces in the form of pollen.
We’ve had very little rain this year which means the pollen count is at an all time high. I certainly feel it each morning as I wake in a daze and can’t quite shake the grogginess for hours. When I finally do shake it I begin the sneezy, itchy eyed marathon that lasts until I lay my head down again at night.
I’m not myself during the Spring. It seems cruel that when everything is waking and new, I feel sleepy and old.
How about you? Is Spring your friend or foe?