As spring rolls along, we continue to get abundant rain. In March we had tall early weeds like henbit and wild onions, and an invasion of crane flies. Now with the passing of April, we have fields of wildflowers and an invasion of harmless small red wasps.
The wind was up the last couple of days, as are everyone’s allergies. I for one have been suffering very itchy eyes, particularly when I work outside, which I do a lot in the spring. I’ve been lucky so far not to have terrible sneeze attacks, but that might be right around the corner. Adding to the irony is that all the flowers in our little world are beautiful and smell amazing.
Also, last year I felt I had mostly won the war against the poison ivy here in the patch, and while that’s mostly still true, I am spotting some, including some in the crotch of the pear tree, and it may be time to make the rounds with the weed killer. While I was on assignment today, I schooled a nice couple on the poison ivy in their back yard, and they had an impressive stand of it.