2011 Year of Pleasures #11

Flowering tree

Spring has hit Modesto, and everywhere I drive I’m surrounded by glorious flowering trees. Orchards line many of the streets near me, so I get to watch as the nut and fruit trees rejoice in the change of the season. It’s glorious.

Except for the fact that I, like most of the people living in this valley, have suddenly developed allergies. Every day at 3:00 all my energy leaves me at once and I get a splitting headache. Right now my nose is completely stuffed and my eyes are running like they’re training for a marathon. But I’ll go see the doctor and get sorted out. It’s still worth it to be a witness to such beautiful seasonal change, and the incredible produce that comes out of it.