In Southern California (Orange County) spring is in the air. That means the pollen counts are high! Many trees have blossomed; some trees are past blooming and are presently sprouting new leaves. The pale green of new leaf graces the street I live on, as the Chinese Elm are putting on airs for St. Patrick’s Day.
But the newest thing I’ve noticed is Spring Hair: the dog version. Heidi, my German shepherd, is becoming a shedding machine. I like winter when she puts on a nice coat, and less of her fur shows up on the carpet and on my clothes. But winter is fading, and dog fur is flying. I’ve dug out her dog brush, and my lint brush, to avoid looking too tacky in public.
What things are you noticing as spring lurks just around the corner? Is winter packing her bags? How do you know?
Today I made a short trek to the Fullerton Arboretum to see what was in bloom there. I’ll be sharing those pictures over the next week or so as an added bonus!
Last week I succeeded in trimming a 50’ Liquid Amber in my backyard, and tomorrow I may sculpt my Pink Tabebuia tree. The 50’ tree required a tree saw, a pole, a pole extender, and a ladder. Tomorrow’s tree should be easier: no ladder. I want to get the second tree done before it puts out leaves. It’s already put on its flower show, but some hard cold rain abbreviated that spectacle.
Happy Saturday! Don’t forget to Spring Forward!