I’ve got a colorful Spring Blossoms Palette for you this week, to celebrate the warmer weather, chirping birds, and blooming plants of Spring.
This week has been Spring Break for my kids, and we celebrated with a Staycation. We’ve slept in shamelessly, gone hiking and exploring, and even rode the train to Santa Fe. We’ve also sneezed a lot.
I believe that God gave us beautiful flowers in the Spring to make up for the pollen they create. What’s that? You say that’s not scientifically accurate? Well, maybe not, but it’s what keeps me sane as I drive down our street enjoying all the pink cherry trees, reminding myself it’s not them I’m allergic to. They just happen to be blooming at the same time as the Juniper, which I definitely AM allergic to.
If you don’t know (and why should you if you’re not from New Mexico?), Juniper is a mostly useless, not-so-pretty, desert-loving shrub that makes my life miserable every year at this time. So with tears welling in my eyes, and sneezes building in my nose, I choose to ignore the Juniper and focus on prettier plants instead.
Thank you Lord for pretty things to look at, and thank you Big Pharma for the allergy drugs so I can pry open my gritty eyes to see them!