The First Day of Spring, Actual:

The Hound of the Hall

Happy Vernal Equinox!  Subjective Spring started weeks ago here, but today we reach the real event.  As you can see, at least one of us is celebrating.


bthun said...

Could this be the infamous Hound of the Baskin'atTheHallVille?

Last night on the local news I overheard the one of the meteorological folks say that yesterday and today we have a pollen count of approximately 9K!

Welcome to Spring in the South where for a few weeks out of every year, everything takes on a yellow hue.

** Ahhh **
** Ahhh **
** Ahhhcheeeewwwww! **

Grim said...

That is indeed the very fellow. He's loving the weather. Last night he stayed out all night deer-hunting, the season for which is much less restricted for our four-paw'd brethren.

DL Sly said...

Pollen count in the thousands? And almost double digit at that?!
Holy yellow-coated metal, Batman!
And here I was feeling miserable due to our 400 pollen count.

I love the smell of perspective in the morning!

Grim said...

Yeah, I washed the wife's truck windows yesterday. Now it looks like the whole truck is crying big yellow tears.

I'd wash the rest of it, but for a few days, it'd just be wasting my time.

bthun said...

Ha! The pollen saturation is easing up today. Twas only in the 5k-6k ppm range.

Just breathing outside leaves the palate with a coating that imparts a beer boutique fru fru-ish flavor on the average lager one might use as an emergency mouth wash. Alpine Resin™, blended in the south. Mmmmm Mmmmmm.

Texan99 said...

Dog needs to learn to relax, take life less seriously.

Anonymous said...

Ah, the piney South! My senior year in college (Atlanta area) the pines went for the glory. We swept yellow drifts off the dorm porches and even those of us with plain old dust allergies sounded terrible.

That is one happy dog there, sir!


MikeD said...

Pine trees hell, the real killer is dogwoods. I don't know why, but they just SPRAY pollen everywhere. My wife actually got her car as bronze in order to better hide the pollen. Cause like Grim said, there's no point in washing it during this time of year.