It always amazes me how the plants just seem to ‘pop’ all of a sudden. This April, here in the Mid-Atlantic, we had a record snow fall, record cold, and record heat. I am glad to report, though cooler than normal temperatures overall this month, ‘spring has sprung!’ As you can see reflected in my front door.
Sofie and Louise watching the flowers grow.
My front garden. Spring 2013
Noel watching the flowers grow last year (because I just love this picture).
Poor Sofie Bear has been struggling terribly with seasonal allergies this spring, and I keep her on a daily dose of Benadryl, which seems to be helping. She has this incredible sense of self preservation, on days when the pollen is maximum strength (like last Friday) she refused to go outside (smart girl). As I write this we are thankfully having a light rain, which maybe will bring the pollen count down. Until I moved to the Mid-Atlantic my animals never suffered from seasonal allergies, but it appears that this is a really bad area for both humans and pets.
One thing I know for sure is that this too shall pass, I just hope for Sofie’s sake it is sooner, rather than later.
Today’s lesson from Sofie – When the world outside is unsafe for you – stay in – go back to bed. But do try again tomorrow.