Ahhhhhh spring. What are some things that come to your mind when spring arrives?
Gentle breezes, The song, Green Green Grass of home always comes to my mind this time of year…kinda smarmy and silly huh? Springtime has that effect on me. And I especially like the way the air smells just after a rain storm. The clear, still cool nights are nice too, when you can just open a window and let the gentle spring breezes waft over your body. No need for the air conditioner. Bye bye old man winter hello warming, life giving sunshine!
And everything is sooo fresh and new…a new beginning as it were, life springing forth from the wellspring of nature…. good old mother earth.
Of course, the new growth coming from the soil is always surprising. Bluebonnets and dogwood creeping up out of the ground showing their yet unfurled delicate deep rich colors.
I must confess however, that I am a little allergic to Bluebonnets…they make my skin itch and my nose runs sometimes if I get too close to them. But they are still beautiful to look at.
I guess the only, if even slight complaint ( heck if you would even call it a complaint) I have about spring is that the ticks are kinda bad so far this year. I have found two on my dog and one crawling on the floor next to my bathtub. I burned it to death with a lit match cause I am sorta repulsed by them in the first place. heh.
And while I am at it, did I mention that the goddamned mosquitoes are starting to hatch too? The bloodthirsty bastards are already circling my patio. I bought some agricultural strength foggers…course it made me sick while spraying it, and meantime the half-inch sized buzzing mosquito motherfuckers,just laughed in the face of it.
Sheeet that reminds me, I nearly stepped on a huge fucking snake down by my pond yesterday!! The fucking spring sun warms the cold blooded sonofabitches up and brings them out of hiding you know. The fucker was as big around as my arm…I don’t know what kind it was… didn’t care…I chopped his head off with a shovel and threw his ass in a ditch. I will not abide a slithering slimy assed snake on my property spring or no spring. I get pissed too, when I think about the fire ants that have infested my yard, swarming all over your feet and getting down in your socks, their last dying act being to sink their goddamn quarter inch stingers as deep into your skin as they can before their little bodies are crushed to death by frantic, itching fingers.
And two nights ago straightline winds gusting up to 60 mph ripped the friggin shingles right off my tool shed! I mean, don’t we have enough problems here in Oklahoma fighting ignorance alone, without world-class spring tornadoes terrorizing the fucking dogs and kids?? Holy shit… the rain that followed would have strangled a king sized everglade frog. And today the goddamned mud is as deep as a high ass on a tall Indian… and I won’t go into the birds…no… no… I won’t mention the giant fucking egret that arrives every spring swooping down on my pond eating the 400 dollars worth of stocker fish I just put in there or the sparrows that are not happy unless they are shitting all over my truck or the terrorist wasps that are building pie sized nests right on my front porch……or the…
but… err… ahem… seriously…
I love spring………no really!
One of the few to be personally welcomed to this board by Ed Zotti.