Wednesday, April 1, 2009


I have been so happy to see spring this year for many reasons. It really is a joyous season for me. What I forget is that spring also brings the winds.
Not just a soft breeze to cool me as I clean out the garden. Not just the romantic picture of a gentle wind fluffing my hair in the sun. No. March and April bring sustained 25-35 mph winds with gusts to 50! There is nothing soft or romantic about that!
Nevermind the fact that I would like to have a hair "doo" once in a while. I am really not into spending much time on my appearance. I get "cleaned up" in the morning, and might even brush my hair a time or two during the day, but that's about it. And truth be told, most people in this area all look just like I do in the grocery store. Windblown. Harrassed by the wind.
I will say that I like to listen to it when I'm all snuggly and warm in the house. And I particularly like to listen to it at night, while lying in bed.
When I was reading the other afternoon, I could hear the wind building over about a 45 second span. It got so strong that I just knew something had to give. It was my marble table outside on the deck. It's now in about 10 pieces and we're trying to figure out what to do with the pieces that are left. Bummer.
I guess what irritates me the most is the constancy of it. It wears at you. I think it's crazy making. If I had to live with this kind of wind year round, you would see me on the 6 o'clock news, and it wouldn't be good news! Ha!


Simply Heather said...

hahahaha and HA :o)

I hear ya! I'm not that fancy girl either but too much wind is too much wind...right now, around here, we're dealing with grey sky, brown ground and periods of rain and wind...I am still searching for those good sights to see in the midst of it. I DID see some green sprouting up beneath the piles of leaves (((yay))).

If this bunny is in your house, it's just another thing to invite me over. Whenever you share something from your home, I feel myself clapping and jumping "oooh-I like that" (not really-only on the inside).

Great post :o)

septembermom said...

My kids love the wind during the day. At night, the wind howls freak them out. My curly hair looks so wild after a trip out in the wind. Hoping for calmer weather soon!

Pam said...

That's awful about your table! Maybe you can do something creative with it.

Dan Felstead said...

Shabby girl...
I was watching your slide show and thinking how great it would be to live in the shadow of the mountains, with such flora and fauna so different than the midwest...and that remains to be the truth...then I saw the rattler and the tarantula and it freaked me out...especially the spider!

I used to travel to Phoenix quite a bit and had a rep who lived in Scottsdale. One day I dropped her off at her home and right by the doorbell on the sunny wall was a huge tarantula. She just said "No worries, he is just sunning himself". Nope...I don't like spiders especially the size of a tractor.


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