It was very windy yesterday with the approaching storms. That means pollen was blowing like crazy. The blackberries and multiflora roses are starting to bloom. I've been working in the garden cultivating cilantro, which is especially interesting because it does not grow during the summer as it prefers cool weather. I've also been walking all around the woods and hollow with my dog, Wu, checking things out. During the spring things grow so fast that new things appear weekly. The mountain azaleas are blooming and all the trees have leafed out now.