Friday, March 14, 2008

Spring Sprang Sprung

This picture of Bryce and Lucy was taken in our yard this afternoon. As you can see winter is over. Azaleas and honeysuckle are already in full bloom, and we expect to have temperatures in the 80s this weekend (global warming again). Last weekend I replanted a palm tree that was too close to our front porch. Might as well be living in the tropics, and for about seven months of the year we are.

When the temperature does take a dip people complain about the cold like their very lives were in jeopardy. The rest of the time they complain about the heat. Fact is, most folks in this part of the world stay indoors as much as possible. They go from air conditioned building to air conditioned car to air conditioned building, get their meals in the drive-thru lane, and spend at most a few minutes out of their busy day in a climate not created by AC. How their ancestors managed to survive without it is one of the great mysteries.

Only recent addition to the year list was a Fish Crow I saw a few days ago at Parkdale Mall in Beaumont - bird #129.


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