February 29, 2012

Whither Winter?

Real Spring, without the mud.
It seems Winter won't reach the northeast this . . . uh . . . Winter. It's been a rainy spring for months. So rainy, in fact, that our lawn has gone the way of the dodo. It's just mud. The grass suffocated under the water. The excessive wetness makes me worry about the roots of the largest trees. We've got huge trees on our property. Can their roots possibly be stable after living in water for months? I'll bet they've rotted, which means a high wind could cause them to topple over.

Because it's warm, the plants and trees are budding and the pollen is running wild. I'm an allergic wreck. But it's even worse than that: I've got Spring Fever. I swear, I haven't been able to focus my mind for a couple of weeks. It's definitely Spring Fever -- at the end of February.

Making things totally super-terrific, they had to shut the water off in my house yesterday. A pipe broke under the house and they're going to have to bring in digging machines to get to it. In the interim, it's bone dry in here. If you've ever lived through this, you know that a house without water is a true pain in the butt, especially when you have mayonnaise on your hand.

And the geese never migrated. It's going to be a very odd Spring this year. There are serious complications for the geese. I plan to post about this very soon. And dog only knows what the summer will bring. Super heat? I don't look forward to that.

How is it in your area? Any other Spring Fever sufferers out there?


cm said...

I for one don't miss winter. I know my kids love snow but me, not so much. I also have allergies and I've felt them right through the winter like you. Weeds are already popping up so yup, it's going to be a real bad allergy season. On the upside, soon is baseball. Just repeat that last line over and over and you'll be fine.

cm said...

P.s. That sucks about the water problem. I hope to hear its solved soon.

writenow said...

Thanks, Carmine. And now it's snowing (on the same day as my Spring post). More wetness, and it'll be 60 degrees again in a few days. Weird.