A little rant (mostly joking)
I'm sure I'm not the first person to notice this, but why is it that the
weather always gets worse on the weekends? Oh sure, I've heard the theory
about traffic causing particulates to accumlate during the week, but I don't
buy it. Still it's true that so far this year I go to work on a beautiful
Monday - like today - and by the end of the week it's completely overcast
and 30mph winds for two days - all blowing out by the next Monday, which is
gorgeous once again.
I went to Death Valley Friday and Saturday to see the wildflower show. And
it was a show. It would have been even better if the sun had ever come out
during the two days we were there, not to mention the alkali and salt dust
blowing badly enough to cause white-out conditions. (I'm exaggerating a
little. The dust storm only lasted a couple hours. And I do have a few nice
pix, just have to post them.) I guess having the rain that makes such a show
possible means it's going to be overcast this spring, but the entire week
before that had been fine. Sheesh.
I spent half yesterday weeding one of my garden areas, there was a lot of
grass so it took me quite a while. You know, I heard less noise when I lived
next to the Ventura Freeway. I want to rant about that too. What makes
people think that because we live on a dirt road it's a playground for
motorcycles, dirt bikes, ATVs, quads, and what have you. I live in a real
neighborhood, fer cryingoutloud, not a raceway. I'm tempted to call the cops
(as if they'd actually come out) to see if all the tiny children racing
around on these motor vehicles on our street have a driver's license.
However many of these maniacs live in the neighborhood and I'm not sure I
want to generate ill-feeling.
That's my rant.
On the plus side, I still have plenty of daffodils although their season is
almost ended. The lilacs are blooming and many trees are beginning to leaf
out. I can see buds on the roses. The local wildlfowers are still going full
blast. I planted peas, lettuce, and onions last weekend and next one I might
put in the tomatoes - suitably protected - but I'll wait on the direct
seeded stuff like beans, squash, and melons for another week at least.
Peppers will not go out until mid-April I expect. Much to do!
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