The largesse (largeness?) of spring.

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Infinity is just so big that by comparison bigness itself looks really titchy.

~Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe 

O riotous spring!  My hayfever has hayfever, and the three of us (because of course the two hayfevers are their own monstrous entities) have a cold on top of it all.

But it’s cause for celebration! Why, you may ask? Well, let me tell you:

  1. I’m fairly certain I’m a walking medical miracle. I mean, hayfever + hayfever + cold and I’m still functioning-ish? My allergist needs to get on publishing that research – he could be retiring to the Caymans in no time.
  2. Although it’s probably reasonable to state that we had a more “accurate” winter than we usually do (lots of cold and snow versus a ton of Chinooks and dry, exposed earth), it felt impossibly huge and long and draggy and we. are. officially. (probably. sort. of. maybe). done. with. it.
  3. The photo says it all. The Prairie crocuses are blooming like mad all over the sunny slopes and despite the incessant sneezing and sniffling, life is pretty awesome.

 

12 thoughts on “The largesse (largeness?) of spring.

  1. I hear you, sister. It was a long, hard winter (by modern standards) and to get hayfever and a cold at the end of it is hard. Mind you, those crocuses are pretty. Take good care of yourself, okay? I’m getting ready for the royal wedding…. big smile.

  2. It’s awesome to be out in the garden again. I heard the pollen is hanging on cause winter was so long. I am just happy to be warm and among flowers again. The poached egg plants are very hearty this year. They will be planted soon.

    Jean

  3. I’m so very sorry! I’m a very lucky not to have allergies except on a rare occasion. And then a cold too. You at least have a wonderful sense of humor about it. I hope you feel better soon.

  4. All around the world people have been complaining about pollen this year. Ours start earlier down on the Gulf, so we are done. I never saw wild crocuses. Are they as big as domestic ones and do they go any further south, as northern US?

  5. I am so pleased that Spring has arrived at last and that your crocuses are blooming again. However, I am sorry you have double hayfever and a cold as well! My hayfever is troubling me at present and I have an irritating cough but I am happy to see all the spring flowers and the new leaves on the trees!

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