My recovery from neck and shoulder pain from spending too much time at the computer screen continued this week with a new pair of computer glasses. If you wear bifocals and spend time at the computer with your chin and head tilted up in order to focus on the screen, you should think seriously about getting a pair. I had a pair but the prescription was five years old and I had reverted to old habits. My eye Doctor wrote me a new prescription for combination reading and computer glasses and almost immediately, my upper back and neck which was as tight as an over-tuned snare drum, loosened up. At the same time, I made it a point to get outside and away from the hinged box that has held me hostage for so long.
Not a lot here other than the spectacular dawn but that alone was worth the walk out into the field. Like the northeast, we’ve had a lot of weather here but no snow and ice; just a lot of wind, rain and thunderstorms. I also spent quite a bit of time nosing around the azalea garden and an area we call Dogwood Dell; a large patch of wild dogwoods that seem to thrive in the acidic soil under the tall Lob Lolly pines. The storms had taken a toll but there were plenty of blooms left to make it a worthwhile effort.
But the big spring show, which always comes early down here, is about done. Not to worry! With the nutty weather we’ve been having, the azaleas will likely be blooming again early in the fall as they have for the past several years. As always, thanks for the look-in and have a good week ahead. And remember: Computer glasses!