Monday, March 14, 2016

Hello Spring Fever

Some of the pollen on our driveway.
Or is that spring allergies.  Don't get me wrong, I love spring, seeing the new plants coming up, seeing what survived the winter.  But I could do without the overload of pollen that we get here in the south.  It rained last night and now everything is covered in yellow pollen,  I walk out the door and start sneezing and my eyes start watering.  The pollen count all week is in the very high range.  It's predominantly tree pollen.  The worst offenders for me are the maple and oak trees which we have many of.  The pine trees are covered in pollen too, but the pollen spores are too large to cause most people problems.  The other thing I didn't know about is rye grass.  Well guess what we overseed our lawn in during the winter, rye grass and it's flowering now. I had no idea it could cause a problem.
I finished a couple more  of my library books,  Brooklyn and When Breath Becomes Air, good reads both.  Brooklyn a rather simple story of a young Irish girl who comes to America in the early 1950's.  She meets a young man and he falls in love with her, then she has to return to Ireland after the death of her sister.  It becomes rather complicated.
When Breath Becomes Air is the true, but sad story of a neurosurgeon who nears the end of his training, but is given a diagnosis of terminal lung cancer.
Now I'm working on SPQR, a 600 page history of Rome.
In lighter news we're thinking about painting our kitchen cupboards.  They're a rather dated looking light color.  I don't want to stain them, but I would like to paint them a green color.
Here are some of the color choices I'm looking at.

13 comments:

  1. I helped paint my daughters kitchen cupboards and it looks wonderful, more up to date and quite striking saving a fortune on the other alternative of new kitchen.

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  2. How sensible to put the paint samples up on the doors and give yourself a few days to come to a decision.

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  3. I can sympathise re the pollen. I suffered terribly with hay fever as a child, though it became much less severe after I'd had my children. I do still get it from time to time but nowhere near as bad as I once did.

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  4. Hayfever is a recent problem for me & it's not fun at all is it. I've always fancied green kitchen units. I shall be interested to see how yours turn out xx

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  5. We get a lot of pollen too, but it hasn't started yet. We have several large trees in our garden and we get a lot from them! Yuck!! I hope you enjoy choosing paint colours and painting your kitchen! xx

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  6. Love your colors but it kinda' depends on your wall and tile colors plus your floor color dark to light.
    Sorry about your hay fever. Start wearing the masks that everyone in Japan wears.

    cheers, parsnip

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  7. Oh, pollen - our whole yard and deck is covered in a sickly green-yellow dusting from all the tree pollen! Luckily we get lots of rain this time of year to keep it all down. The book, 'Brooklyn' was made into a movie last year that I wanted to go see, but never did. It will give me a chance to read the book, maybe. I will have to see if it is at my library. I do love the colors you have chosen for your cabinets. x Karen

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  8. When we lived in the central valley of CA for 27 years, we were in the middle of almond and peach orchards...Oh my I hated Spring for the blooms, and Sept. for the harvest. Spring was the pollan, and Sept was the dust. Don't have any problems in Southern CA. Thank goodness.

    You are moving right along with your books...congrats.

    Your kitchen cabinets will look lovely which ever color you choose. NICE.

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  9. Oh dear just when you want to enjoy Spring it bites back. Lovely colours to chose from for your kitchen:)

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  10. Yes indeed, and I have my traditional spring cold. Yuck. I love this new trend of painting cabinets! I wanted to paint mine but as far as I could get my husband to agree was to paint just the framework. Those lighter greens are surely pretty! Planning on green in my living room soon.

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  11. I saw the film Brooklyn last month - it is a wonderfully evocative film showing America and Ireland in ther 1950s. We both left the cinema saying what a great film it was.

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  12. Hi Janet, it's me Pat.I mistakenly deleted the lovely comment you left on my blog. So sorry!! I know how you feel about pollen as we used to get bombarded by it with the evergreen trees in Washington. Have a great day. Hugs, Pat

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  13. Hello Again, I was able to retrieve your comment so no worries. Enjoy your day! Pat

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