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Early Spring (Apr 2)
Spring blooms April 8, 2017
“When one flower blooms spring awakens everywhere”
― John O’Donohue
“Not only weren’t new ideas coming, I didn’t even FEEL creative” Kerry Gans
“Spring is getting here at last the snow drops are in bud and will bloom in a few days.” Then on April 5 I wrote, “Today our first crocus was in bloom it is very pretty.” I still pay attention to them, and generally note when they come into bloom. Now is the time to decide where you should plant bulbs next fall.
April 13, 2017
Yesterday when we were in Pittsburg, Rumi was overwhelmed with tree pollens. But I was ok.
April 18 Picture 1
April 18, Pic 2
April 18 Pic 3
April 23, 2016
It’s sneezing and wheezing time
Grabbing the tissue and blowing our nose, sometimes for a long period of time, becomes routine for me starting just around this time.
It’s pollen time.
I get affected just when the big Oaks start blooming. And they start blooming after the small and mid-sized trees. Starting right now.
The cars have a yellow layer. My desk has a coat so discernable that when I pull the tip of my finger across my mouse pad, it leaves a clear trail.
In India, back when I was growing up, I would often hear during this time in smooth uncontaminated বাঙাল:
ওর আউজগা টান উঠসে, ও খেলতে আইবো না।
It was nothing but Spring allergy brought about by pollens. The Calcutta doctors had no concept of Hay fever. There was no medication. Parents had no idea what was going on.
So we would play soccer with the best player missing because তার আজকে “টান” উঠেছে!
Hopefully the level of education about Spring allergy has gone up now .