the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Our plum tree in bloom

743 Comments
  • Katie-be-bored-at-work

    2005/04/06 at 6:14 am

    FIRST!

  • Sarah

    2005/04/06 at 6:14 am

    wow- no comments yet?

  • Kay

    2005/04/06 at 6:14 am

    1st

  • Katie-be-bored-at-work

    2005/04/06 at 6:15 am

    Wow, I’ve never been first before. That is a pretty picture!

  • Mari

    2005/04/06 at 6:15 am

    Beautiful. Spring is finally here!

  • Vanessa

    2005/04/06 at 6:16 am

    Aww. That bums me out. Our trees aren’t yet in bloom here in New York. Sooo jealous!

  • Muffy

    2005/04/06 at 6:16 am

    YOure all EVIl. Great photo though

  • southern fried girl

    2005/04/06 at 6:16 am

    What a pretty picture. 🙂 Love it – so not what it looks like here. 🙁

  • Sacha

    2005/04/06 at 6:16 am

    lovely!

  • Bucky Four-Eyes

    2005/04/06 at 6:16 am

    Spurious Plum is in bloom?
    That would explain a lot…

  • Butternut

    2005/04/06 at 6:16 am

    That picture is the essence of Spring. Thank you, Heather!

  • Katie-be-bored-at-work

    2005/04/06 at 6:16 am

    I got last post on the last picture and first post here.

    I officially have no life. 😉

  • southern fried girl

    2005/04/06 at 6:16 am

    KATIE WAS FIRST. Go Katie Go Katie…..

  • KB

    2005/04/06 at 6:16 am

    TOP TEN BABY

  • lex

    2005/04/06 at 6:16 am

    top 10!

  • Jenie

    2005/04/06 at 6:16 am

    Woo hoo…a new picture!

  • christy

    2005/04/06 at 6:17 am

    delurking to be in the top 10!

  • Katie-be-trashy-as-hell

    2005/04/06 at 6:17 am

    Wow, I’m obsessed with this blurb- I’m first. Excuse me while I go take a bowl-wrapping turd.

  • Alisha

    2005/04/06 at 6:17 am

    pretty

  • mighty!

    2005/04/06 at 6:18 am

    why would you wanna life, when you have DOOCE???

  • Susannah

    2005/04/06 at 6:18 am

    That’s really beautiful. Morning everyone!

  • Jenie

    2005/04/06 at 6:18 am

    I was trying to post this before comments closed, so I’ll just continue here! ;o)
    LOL…yep…I bite my tongue A LOT. (sometimes I don’t do it well enough though) Honestly, some of these customers think they are better than the rest of the world or they are really dumb, or both. (no offense to any VW owners here) This is why I sometimes really hate people. But where else am I going to find a job where I get to hang out here all day??

  • Katie-be-bored-at-work

    2005/04/06 at 6:19 am

    I guess our day of silence away from the trolls couldn’t last another day. Here I go – PLOP! Mmmm, you wanna see my turd?

  • The Wife

    2005/04/06 at 6:19 am

    OOOOohhhhh AAAAhhhhh. Purty!

  • Modern Warrior

    2005/04/06 at 6:19 am

    First time to site – interesting blog. How did you get the word out that you had a blog?

  • mighty!

    2005/04/06 at 6:19 am

    Spring only means one thing to me…..

    tourists! showing to much flesh that should not see the light of day!

  • Katie-be-bored-at-work

    2005/04/06 at 6:20 am

    Oh, and how trashy IS hell? I would like to know.

  • natalia

    2005/04/06 at 6:20 am

    Cool Pic!

    I think Heather realised we tracked down the pic posting time and now she’ll be driving us crazy posting pics at different times every day.

  • cleverlibrarian

    2005/04/06 at 6:23 am

    thank you, heather, for the lovely springy photos. they make the most gorgeous desktop backgrounds. i’m also a fan of the pics of leta, but having a stranger’s baby on your screen just opens the door for too many awkward explanations & strange looks.

  • LadyBug

    2005/04/06 at 6:24 am

    Very pretty pic. We have a plum tree, too, and the blooms are so lovely.

    (Crossing fingers now and saying a little prayer that the trolls, and the people who insist on arguing with the trolls, don’t get the comments shut down again.)

  • Katie-be-bored-at-work

    2005/04/06 at 6:24 am

    The flowers on the plum tree are really amazing. I have never actually seen a plum tree in person. Better than the crappy banana trees you see around here.

  • erin

    2005/04/06 at 6:25 am

    Yay! Our plums won’t bloom this year…too new in the ground. The tulips and hyacinths and daffodils are going, though!
    Great pic, Heather. Enjoy what looks to be a beautiful spring day!!

  • Katie-be-bored-at-work

    2005/04/06 at 6:26 am

    Unfortunately, whether or not people argue with the trolls, they still stick around. It was so nice yesterday to not have to deal with them.

  • Heatheranne

    2005/04/06 at 6:27 am

    Is it true? Is spring finally here? The is my favorite time of year.

  • Susie

    2005/04/06 at 6:27 am

    hey, katie-the-last-and-first-trashy-as-hell-with-no-official-life, you made me LAUGH, you and your hyper-hyphenated self;)

    pretty plum tree; made me squint out the windows at my trees, but there’s nothin’ happenin’ here yet:(

  • misha babe

    2005/04/06 at 6:28 am

    beautiful

  • RazDreams

    2005/04/06 at 6:28 am

    ‘plum’ is one of my favorite words. great photo.

  • atpanda

    2005/04/06 at 6:30 am

    Dooce, that is just gorgeous. As per usual…

  • Stacey

    2005/04/06 at 6:32 am

    Pretty. We bought my mom a flowering pear tree for her birthday a while ago, but there are no flowers or pears to speak of.

  • Shawna

    2005/04/06 at 6:33 am

    Man, two seconds ago Chuck was still up and now there are almost 40 comments!

  • Fo' Strizzle my nizzles

    2005/04/06 at 6:33 am

    fuckin a I want a tree that blooms. I a small one in my back yard and it smells delisous. But i want another one.

  • Cheryl

    2005/04/06 at 6:35 am

    How beautiful… do you remember those trees in South Carolina that smell like something disgusting. I used to love parking under one of those trees and getting all of the leaves on my car, which in turn made my car smell like that certain something disgusting.

  • naralius

    2005/04/06 at 6:35 am

    spring is here!!! that pic just made my day, now i can be happy the rest of the day knowing that somewhere in Utah a tree is blooming

  • Susie

    2005/04/06 at 6:36 am

    Cheryl, the semen trees? What ARE those things?

  • Melanie S.

    2005/04/06 at 6:37 am

    I want that photo in our baby’s room. That’s fantastic!

  • japhy

    2005/04/06 at 6:37 am

    sweet, i miss spring in salt lake. the late season snow storms followed by gorgeous 70 degree weather.

  • Muffy

    2005/04/06 at 6:38 am

    Naralius, something even more beautiful:
    someone in Utah being de-flowered

  • JessicaRabbit

    2005/04/06 at 6:38 am

    Pretty pretty pink

  • hiiidihooo

    2005/04/06 at 6:38 am

    they are chestnut trees. i know because i am a botanist. and muffie IS cuter than chuck. if chuck had a snarl on his face he wouldn’t look so cute…

  • Berta

    2005/04/06 at 6:43 am

    Good morning to you all! What a beautiful picture! Spring is my favorite season!

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Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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