We all have favorite pet peeves. These have featured them in past almanacs but when I traveled to Mexico and Orlando recently, the peeve that I now find to be most annoying is the use of cell phones. I am both amused and disgusted when a plane lands and some people pop open their cell phone for incredibly unimportant phone conversations. The same person will carry two bags and have the phone cradled between their ear and shoulder from landing through baggage claim. I can understand emergencies but whether I am on a plane, grocery store or library, people just have a compulsion to talk and talk and talk. When it is loud enough to overhear, it is rarely of any importance except to the talker.
Are you a talk-aholic or is this a peeve? Love to have you weigh in at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a question from a maple tree owner. “ I live in Michigan. I was wondering why are there so many maple tree seeds this year? thank you.”
I have never heard of any significance between maple tree seeds and weather or anything else. I am not seeing an abundance of seeds in my community but wonder if anyone else has a take on the number of seeds this year vs last. Could it be that there were heavy winds and the seeds came in greater numbers?