Spring Winds-Wake Up Trees!

The temperatures are warmer here in Santa Fe and it would be absolutely delightful if it wasn’t for the winds. Ahh, spring winds. The last few days it has been really blowing here. Why do we have the spring winds? They say the winds wake up the trees from their winter slumber. I like that old saying, otherwise I would hate the winds in spring. Glad the spring wind is good for something! The crabapples are blooming, the apple trees are blooming, the redbuds are blooming, the apricots are blooming, and the aspen leaves are popping out around here.

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Spring in Santa Fe?

Just when you think it’s finally spring here in Santa Fe, it’s starting to snow again. Oh no, not again! But that’s how Santa Fe is in spring—one day it’s spring, next day it’s winter, then it’s summer, no it’s winter again and on and on. Maybe the snow will put a damper on the juniper and cedar starting to bloom raising the pollen counts in Albuquerque to over 1200 today. Soon (like a week or two) we will have that high of pollen counts too with yellow pollen dust on everything and blowing everywhere. You can actually see clouds of pollen blowing across the land which is horrible for all my friends who are allergic to them. LUCKILY, I am not. I’ve been spared.