Last week I tried writing something positive about spring. I really tried to see the good in it the way other people do. But I couldn’t. I feel the same way about spring that most people do about winter; that is, I like one or two things and strongly dislike many other things.
I like the instances of spring weather that are cool and calm. I also like the way the spring air smells on those calm cool days. That’s about where it ends.
Spring in NM brings wind. Wind that whips up sand and fresh pollen. I’m not a morning person, and having to take an antihistamine at night only makes it worse. Suffering an allergy attack while the wind sandblasts your already dry skin is just plain unpleasant.
The weather can’t make up its mind, either. While our bodies try to adjust from winter, spring taunts us by giving us cold in the morning and hot in the afternoon. Go ahead, dress in layers – you’ll still get it wrong.
It’s cliché to complain about Daylight Savings Time, so I’ll just say I was glad it happened over spring break. That particular adjustment can be brutal while one is drugged up on antihistamines.
So while I’ve failed to be positive about spring, I did manage to think of one more thing I like about it. Once the wind dies down and I have the hay fever under control, it will be time to go hiking.