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Subject: BS: Signs of Spring
From: SINSULL
Date: 09 Apr 05 - 06:46 PM

That goddamn ice cream truck is back blasting La Cucaracha. It's enough to make me wish for snow. Wish I had a gun!


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: jacqui.c
Date: 09 Apr 05 - 06:52 PM

Well, Kendall's got his air rifle.....

We haven't heard it round here - yet. Maybe he has been out with the rifle before!


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: jimmyt
Date: 09 Apr 05 - 08:39 PM

I have a brand new line of Seersucker and Bleeding Madras thongs that will hit better stores tomorrow! Spring is here/


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Apr 05 - 08:46 PM

The birch is full of magpies trying to hump each other.


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Apr 05 - 08:51 PM

Next it'll be the f#cking tulips.


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Severn
Date: 09 Apr 05 - 08:52 PM

The sure first sign of spring used to be a yearly announcement by Rickey Henderson that he was reporting late for spring training, no matter who he was playing for that year.


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: catspaw49
Date: 09 Apr 05 - 09:17 PM

One of my aging Weimaraners (Jaeger) who has never shown the least interest in using his equipment seems to have decided this year that the stuff must be there for some reason, He has escaped the yard about 20 times and I have all kinds of junk filling the gaps now. He doesn't go anywhere, just hangs around outside until someone notices that he didn't come back in. He can't figure out how to get back inside the fence I guess. Sissy stands at the dog door and stares out, a sure sign he's out. The poor old guy is almost blind and I doubt he ever ventures out looking for a female.....just seems to feel the need to escape.

Nights are still cold and one morning Karen came home early (5 AM) before I was up and found him sleeping outside the garage. Poor old fool was stove-up for days!!!   He gives Sissy a few whiffs and she turns and looks at him like he's an idiot. Hope it passes soon.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Ebbie
Date: 09 Apr 05 - 09:33 PM

My local humane society, Spaw, currently has what appears to be a fullblooded Weimie. She is very popular for walks, it seems. I watched one young man take her out on a run. A few minutes after he brought her back and caged her, I saw an employee take her out again. What is this? Are they manipulative beasts? Whatever. It works for her.


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: bflat
Date: 10 Apr 05 - 01:00 AM

The sight of a determined male cardinal pulling at an earthworm from the crack between two slabs of concrete walkway. Showing my two year old grandson the first of my opened daffodils and seeing his wonderment. Breathing in the fresh air that is cool but hints of summer on the horizon.

Ellen


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: open mike
Date: 10 Apr 05 - 01:58 AM

tornados, hail storms and wet , wet snow and rainbows...double ones!
all this in a 24 hour period!! mother nature is restless...and the iris and tulips are blooming...daffldills, crocus, quince, forsythia are long gone. fruit trees are blooming and asparagus stalks are poking up!


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 10 Apr 05 - 03:43 AM

Yes amazing how many things raise their heads or stick up in the Spring....Great time of the year.
Best wishes, Mike.


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: gnu
Date: 10 Apr 05 - 06:26 AM

Forecast for Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada : Sunny and 13C today, mixed bag tomorrow, snow & blowing snow on Tuesday. Ahhh, spring in the Maritimes.


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 11 Apr 05 - 12:30 AM

Gale force winds and snow ripping through Northern Colorado.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Pauline L
Date: 11 Apr 05 - 01:30 AM

The Japanese cherry tree outside my window is in full bloom. Take a look at it and other things in bloom near my home here


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Shanghaiceltic
Date: 11 Apr 05 - 02:23 AM

The blossom is out on my plum tress, the figs tree is sprouting new leaves, the grapevine has woken up, Nong Ming the male guinea pig is trying to hump Molly the female gp, and people are starting to go evening shopping again in their pj's. Spring has come to Shanghai.


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Crystal
Date: 11 Apr 05 - 03:27 AM

The flowers being flatterned by the torrential rain.
Writing abstracts for the summer conference season!


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 11 Apr 05 - 05:28 PM

I've never had less than 5 different blooms in my garden all year... there were 12 different ones when I looked last week. The violets are popping up in the oddest of places, the clemetis is budding and filling the tree it climbs. The rosemary hasn't stopped flowering since October and the grape hyacinth are peeping over the ivy. There is one pale yellow tulip and lots of purple primroses
, the pittisporum and bay are flowering and it's just a joy to be out there.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: gnu
Date: 12 Apr 05 - 05:27 AM

Ah, spring! I love getting out in the fresh air before daylight, when few humans are aboust. I was just outside listening to the wee finches, robins and canaries issuing their pre-dawn trill prior to beginning another day of picking their living out from under the foot of snow that fell last night. Ah, shit.


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Alba
Date: 12 Apr 05 - 05:39 AM

LOL Gnu.
Right there with Ya.
There I was on Sunday working around the Garden in my Teeshirt ( I had jeans on too of course. I mean we are isolated where we live but:>)...)

Here I am this morning typing this in my Flannel jimjams and Cardigan with my woolly socks on. ( sorry to bring that image to mind so early in the day:>) The Woodstove's pumpin out the heat and the wind is wipin a few wet flakes around and the outside temp is 28.
Ah Spring.........WHERE THE HELL ARE YE!.. still it won't be long till Black Fly season....sigh:>)
Jude


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: gnu
Date: 12 Apr 05 - 06:08 AM

Ah, blackfly season, then skeeters, then deer flies, then... another joy, although, a necessary one in the big cycle. Fishing season starts here on Friday. A tin of corn shall be employed.

Aw. I am listening to the cancellations on the radio and they just announced another 10 to 15cm with blowing snow. And the plow just went by. And it's that heavy, sticky crap. Of course, I suppose I should feel sorry for wee birds who have arrived from southerly warms a wee early. Must go throw out some grub under the apple tree prunings. Yeah, I feel better already.


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Gervase
Date: 12 Apr 05 - 06:17 AM

Saw my first swallow yesterday evening!
The daffodils are on the way out now, the primroses have been blooming madly for a few weeks and the bluebells are just beginning to show - and we now have two lambs (at last count - must take a shufti up the top field in a minute to see if any more are on the way).
Spring has most definitely sprung.


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: gnu
Date: 12 Apr 05 - 06:21 AM

Gervase... where are you at? Memory fails me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Gervase
Date: 12 Apr 05 - 07:04 AM

Out in West Wales, a couple of miles outside Cardigan, here.


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Essex Girl
Date: 12 Apr 05 - 09:07 AM

Spring definitely is here - everything is growing - fast. I have spent the past two weekends cutting grass and pruning rapidly growing bushes, 1.e. pyracantha, before they take over. The cherry is just about to blossom, and the forsythia is in full bloom. The frogspawn have now become tadpoles and the pond is alive with fish, frogs and water boatmen. I've started on the new vegetable patch and have sown tomatoes, peppers and herbs in seed trays. All we need now is warm weather and more time.


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 12 Apr 05 - 03:35 PM

So I'm too late for frogspawn then, am I?

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: gnu
Date: 12 Apr 05 - 03:58 PM

Not if you're jumping the big pond.


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: skipy
Date: 12 Apr 05 - 06:27 PM

semi circular marks on a matress, they are signs of springs!
Skipy.
time for bed said Zebadi-boing!


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 12 Apr 05 - 11:17 PM

Sissortail Flycatcher is back--our last frost has occurred when they're here.

Hares (baby bunnies) are in a nest in the front flowerbed again. I was too slow to dig it out.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Pauline L
Date: 13 Apr 05 - 01:12 AM

Hello, all,

When you give your spring report, please tell us where you live.

SRS, thanks for this link to many beautiful nature photos.

In the Washington DC metro area, lots of flowering trees, including Japanese cherry trees (Yoshino and weeping), crabapple, Magnolia, and Bradford pear, are dazzling in full bloom. You can see a few of them here .

Pauline


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Sorcha
Date: 13 Apr 05 - 01:33 AM

Spring. Bah Humbug. Just got back from way south central Kansas....it really is spring there...green grass, rain instead of snow, blooming stuff...and I get home to Wyoming.....snow, brown things, ice, wind, cold....bah humbug.


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 13 Apr 05 - 04:20 AM

I'm in London, UK. We've been having Spring for a few weeks now.... on and off.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Essex Girl
Date: 13 Apr 05 - 08:53 AM

Liz, sorry about the frogspawn. I could bring some tadpoles over when we come for the handfasting, but are you sure you don't want any fish?
Linda


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: bobad
Date: 10 Mar 06 - 12:54 PM

Saw flocks of geese heading north this A.M., the first redwing blackbird and the brightening beginnings of the goldfinches' summer plumage - the first signs of spring in this part of the world (eastern Ontario).


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Purple Foxx
Date: 10 Mar 06 - 01:00 PM

10th March corresponds with the day that was traditionally considered the beginning of "The Growing Season" in preRoman Britain.
However sumer is not icumen in here (NE coast) just yet.


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Windsinger
Date: 10 Mar 06 - 01:04 PM

Just had word from the fam (down in Delaware) that my dwarf-daffodils are blooming all over the place. :)

Which is pretty disgraceful, considering the crocuses should have beaten them by a full two weeks.

Slán,

~Fionn

www.geocities.com/children_of_lir


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Ebbie
Date: 10 Mar 06 - 01:35 PM

In Downtown Juneau (the weather/climate changes depending on where you are standing), Alaska the wind is cold today and the snow and ice are crunchy, but the sky is blue and the sun is bright. On my morning walk I saw snowdrops blooming bravely alongside the pavement. Checked rhubarb along the way and it's too early for any thumbs.

Alaska Folk Festival will be on in less than a month- hope it's a good deal warmer by then.


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: SINSULL
Date: 10 Mar 06 - 01:59 PM

The snow is gone and the full extent of Seamus' movements in my yard are visible. Time to shovel.


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 10 Mar 06 - 04:51 PM

Allergies are here and I have laryngitis. Another sign of spring, to be sure!


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: lady penelope
Date: 10 Mar 06 - 05:05 PM

Road works....


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: ranger1
Date: 10 Mar 06 - 07:52 PM

The eiders have returned to Willard Beach (South Portland, ME) in pairs and the males are in their breeding plumage.

The biggest sign of spring, though, is that I am getting antsy to get back to work at the Park.


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Ron Davies
Date: 10 Mar 06 - 09:41 PM

Walking to the subway, I'm down from 5 layers last week to 1 today.


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Janie
Date: 10 Mar 06 - 10:21 PM

Heard my first frogs tonight while walking the dog.

Janie


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Purple Foxx
Date: 11 Mar 06 - 04:53 AM

Has just started snowing here.
Such is life.


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Northerner
Date: 11 Mar 06 - 05:49 AM

Saw a squashed froggie on the pavement. Daffodils coming into bloom. Crocuses and snowdrops also.


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 11 Mar 06 - 06:37 AM

mud


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: maeve
Date: 11 Mar 06 - 11:01 PM

Mud, with hard ground underneath. Red elder buds are swelling, and the chickens are hiding their eggs somewhere. Out in the pine grove, Quail daffodils are showing tips above ground. Maple sap is seeping, not yet running.

I'm in midcoast Maine.


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Jeri
Date: 12 Mar 06 - 02:14 PM

I've got mud too. 'Mud season' is an actual season in New Hampster. 'Cold season' too. I don't have any croci yet, but I just looked out of the window and saw a whole herd of robins in the field next to my house. Last week, it was below zero (Farenheit) and now the birds are hopping around looking for wormsickles.


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Sorcha
Date: 12 Mar 06 - 03:51 PM

3" of snow.....tulips trying to come up....


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Janie
Date: 13 Mar 06 - 08:34 AM

Redbuds abloomin'. Tulip trees abloomin'. Very weird--bleeding hearts 2 inches tall in my garden-abloomin'. Species tulips variety 'Red Riding Hood' abloomin'. Tiny bulb with blue and white flowers--forget the name-chindocontria? or sumpin'--abloomin.' Peonies up about 3 inches. Moss pinks abloomin'.


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Tinker
Date: 13 Mar 06 - 10:29 AM

Found a few daffodil buds this morning...


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 13 Mar 06 - 10:41 AM

My redbud seems to be on a later cycle than some around here, because there is no pink yet. The buds are swollen so they'll probably appear tomorrow. There are some wonderful trees already in bloom in the area. Pears, redbuds, quince all brightly blooming in area yards, and the magnolia have already finished. (I think my quince died in the drought, or the dogs ate off all of the branches with buds)


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Crystal
Date: 13 Mar 06 - 11:37 AM

All the little lambs are bleating,
They'll soon be ripe for eating,
So rub your tum and yum, yum, yum,
It's Spring Spring Spring

Bill Oddie/ arr Dave Lee


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 13 Mar 06 - 04:21 PM

Spring is here, Suhpring is here,
Life is skittles, life is beer.
I think the lovliest time of the year is the Spring,
I do, don't you?
Course you do!

Thank you Tom Lehrer, a song for everything.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: gnu
Date: 13 Mar 06 - 04:41 PM

15C yesterday! 5C at 6AM today! I shall be looking over my shoulder for another month. Surely Mother Nature is playing a cruel joke here and lulling us into a false sense of security. I took time during this heat wave to gas up the snowblower. Boy Sprout that I am.


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: bobad
Date: 13 Mar 06 - 09:51 PM

Warmest Winter on Record for Southern Ontario and Southern Quebec Most of Canada Remains Very Dry

Ottawa, March 7, 2002 - This winter was the warmest on record for Southern Ontario and Southern Quebec, according to Environment Canada weather experts. The rest of Canada also saw unusually mild temperatures this winter, making this the 19th consecutive season above normal since the summer of 1997. Environment Canada records for the months of December, January and February indicate that:

    * The winter in Southern Ontario and Southern Quebec was the warmest since national records began in 1948. The average temperature was 4.8°C above normal, an amazing departure from average conditions.
    * Toronto's winter was unprecedented, the warmest by far that the city has seen since city records began in 1840. The average winter temperature was above freezing (+1.3°C) and 4.7°C above normal. There were a total of 72 days with daily highs above the freezing mark.
    * In Montreal, the winter was also exceptional. The average temperature was the warmest in more than 60 years (-3.3°C), 5.4°C above normal. For the first time since records began in 1941, the overnight lows did not reach the -20°C mark. The number of days with highs above freezing reached 51, an unprecedented number.
    * Throughout Southern Ontario and Southern Quebec, many other cities also experienced their warmest winter on record, including Hamilton, London, Ottawa, Windsor, Québec City, Val D'Or and Bagotville.
    * Most of Canada was drier than normal, especially the Prairies, Southern Ontario, Southern Quebec and Atlantic Canada. Central Alberta was the driest area, receiving less than half the normal precipitation. In Southern Alberta, Southwestern Saskatchewan and Southern Manitoba, the water equivalent of the snow cover on the ground, as of March 1, was less than 50% of normal. If the low snow cover conditions persist in these areas, there will be very little runoff produced at spring melt, which could be a concern for agriculture.

Although it is understandable that many people welcomed the mild temperatures in much of Canada this year, the warmer winters which we have seen in recent years are already raising many concerns. Pests and diseases, which are normally kept in check by lengthy cold spells, are multiplying in some areas. In BC, the mountain pine beetle is spreading rapidly and threatening forests. Lyme disease, which is carried by ticks, is becoming more common in the northeastern U.S. In Canada's far north, the warm temperatures caused lengthy delays in the opening of winter ice roads, the only land access to many remote communities. This dramatically increased the costs of consumer goods in these areas in the early winter. The winter tourism and mining industries have also suffered.

Because weather conditions can vary greatly from one year to the next due to natural variability, it is difficult to attribute the unusual weather experienced so far this winter to a specific cause. However, in many respects, these conditions and associated impacts are consistent with what scientists predict will happen more frequently as the world becomes warmer as a result of climate change. In fact, the very warm conditions observed in southern Ontario and Quebec during the past three months may be a harbinger of what future winters in this region will be like 50 years from now.

The above analysis is based on winter conditions for Canada for the months of December, January and February. It should be noted that winter-like conditions can continue into March. Severe snow storms have occurred on occasion throughout Canada in March, or even April.


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Windsinger
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 12:10 PM

The first "jacketless" weekend. :)

Ahhhh.....

Too bad it's supposed to shoot back down below freezing tonight. :P

Slán,

~Fionn

www.geocities.com/children_of_lir


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: bbc
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 08:19 PM

My just-completed sunroom (planned since last August), from which I can see & feel the nice weather without being subjected to bugs (& mud)! :)

bbc


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Nancy King
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 09:48 PM

Well, so much for the nice warm weekend. There's a real chill in the air tonight. Sigh. But then, it IS still March, and it doesn't do any good to get indignant about cold weather until next month. It doesn't do any good then, either, but we can feel a bit more justified in it.

There ARE a few signs of spring here in Maryland, if you look hard enough. Just a slight tint of green in the undergrowth in the woods...a bit of maple tree pollen on the car windshield...daffodils starting to bloom...and when I went to weed the veggie garden over the weekend, I discovered the first few asparagus sprouts poking up! Yay!

Nancy


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: GUEST,bbc at work
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 11:20 AM

I *love* spring in Maryland--all the bulbs & flowering trees made me happy! Thanks for reminding me, Nancy.

Barbara (now in NY)


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Nancy King
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 06:20 PM

So come back for a visit, Barbara! By mid-April it should be pretty damn glorious around here...

Nancy


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: maeve
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 08:48 PM

Enough maple sap is flowing for us to have boiled down 2 whole cups of syrup so far! Still mud on hard frozen ground. Chickadees are singing and chortling their spring songs.

maeve in Maine


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Pauline L
Date: 16 Mar 06 - 02:39 AM

I'm so glad someone renewed this thread. I've got spring fever.

The weather around here (Maryland, near Wash. DC) is very variable. A few weeks ago, we had one or two warm days, and I had spring fever. I saw a bush that looked like it had been blown down in a storm. I tugged gently on one of its twigs to see whether it was alive, and it was. I tugged a little harder, broke off a small piece of the twig, brought it home, put it in an old spice jar with water, and watched it. The buds on the twig opened gradually, and I photographed the tiny green leaves coming out for a few weeks.

At about the same time, I bought some potted tulips on sale at the grocery store. The woman who worked in the plant department told me that the tulips were pot-bound and suggested that I put them in a larger pot. That’s what I did. I love gardening, but I don’t live in a house with a yard any more, so I keep a few potted plants on my balcony. I went out on the balcony and removed the tulips from their pot. The woman at the grocery store was right. The tulips roots were tightly coiled, so I separated them and repotted the plant. As always, I felt so happy when I put my hands in the dirt that I started singing. Someone once told me that when I do this, I’m touching God.

After my experiences with the twig and the tulips, we had more cold weather. Then, a few days ago, the weather got warm and sunny again. In fact, it got unseasonably warm. On Monday, 3/13, the temperature went up to 83 degrees F, about two months ahead of schedule. I took my new camera with all three lenses and went to a public garden near my home. The sunlight was bright and diffused by clouds, and there was no wind â€" great conditions for taking close-up photographs of flowers. After a while, the sky became more overcast and a gentle breeze sprung up. The gentle breeze was like a tempest on the small flowers. The conditions were not so good for photography, but I felt happy and kept taking photos anyway. One advantage of my digital SLR camera is that I can take many shots without wasting money. I even took some photos of the little signs on the ground which gave the plants’ names. I saw some wondrous flowers, including some common ones (several kinds of daffodils and pansies) and some that I had never seen before (white forsythia, a very unusual rhododendron, and Chinese winter hazel).

Late in the afternoon, I saw a group of girls and a woman sitting on a blanket. As I watched, the women stood up and used a “magic wandâ€쳌 to blow bubbles. Wondrous bubbles they were â€" large and strong. (They reminded me of something I had synthesized in organic chem lab long ago.) The four little girls ran after the bubbles, screaming with delight when they caught one. Some of the bubbles landed on me, and I talked with the girls about them. I photographed the girls chasing the bubbles. The woman called the girls, and they started packing up to go home. I went over to her and started a conversation. The four girls ranged in age from four to nine, and two of them were her daughters. She told me that the weather was so nice that she had brought the kids out for a “homework picnic.â€쳌 I asked her whether they had really done their homework, and she assured me that they had.

The Japanese cherry tree outside my window is starting to bloom. A red maple nearby is in full bloom. It looks so pretty and causes me so much trouble (allergies and asthma).

That night, a cold front blew in. The prediction is for the temperature to dip below freezing later this week. I don’t care. I had fun while I could. I just hope the flowers survive.

See the spring photos I took earlier this week here


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Janie
Date: 16 Mar 06 - 04:09 PM

Thanks for sharing the great pics, Pauline. The little kids chasing bubbles is wonderfully exurberant!

Janie


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Ebbie
Date: 16 Mar 06 - 10:44 PM

The weather in Juneau, Alaska has turned brutal. We've had Taku winds blowing for the last four or five days. Those winds are strong, clear and very cold and the gusts routinely hit 60 mph. We have them several times a winter but this is the first one this year.

It wouldn't be so bad but the lows have been at zero and the highs haven't gotten higher than about 15 degrees, so it is bitterly cold. It isn't always this cold when the Takus hit.

This weekend is forecast to have temperatures in the upper 30s. Now that is hard to believe.


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 16 Mar 06 - 10:59 PM

There are times when I can get so frustrated with this human body, and this week has been one of them. Gorgeous weather out, but I had a cold and now a sinus infection. The kind of stuff that doesn't have you totally wiped out in bed, but sick enough that I can't go dig or mow without running a fever or coughing up a storm.

So many tasks to do in the yard, and transplanting is one of the first. Stuff coming up in the back that the dogs will trample if it isn't moved. Damned sinuses!


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Pauline L
Date: 16 Mar 06 - 11:06 PM

Janie, I'm glad you like my photos.

SRS, I sympathize. I have sinus trouble, too, and asthma. Yuk.


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Purple Foxx
Date: 20 Mar 06 - 03:12 AM

Finally! A Springlike day here on the North East coast of England.
I believe the Vernal Equinox is tomorrow (it's not always the 21st)
I am always more than happy to kiss Winter goodbye.
This Winter more so ,as it seems to have been a fairly long one.


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: GUEST,bbc at work
Date: 20 Mar 06 - 11:17 AM

My birthday (March 20th)! :)

bbc


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Windsinger
Date: 20 Mar 06 - 11:25 AM

Purple, our backyard had its first robin-visit this morning. :)

(Yes, I know; American robins are a type of thrush, not "real" robins. It's still nice to have them around!)

Slán,

~Fionn

www.geocities.com/children_of_lir


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Mar 06 - 11:26 AM

Our first lamb arrived yesterday morning (to be followed by another three by dawn today), so Spring is most definitely springing. The downside is a late night tonight keeping watch with the gun in case that bloody young dog-fox is still around. It's all go, innit?


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Gervase
Date: 20 Mar 06 - 11:38 AM

Sorry, that last post was me without a biscuit.


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: bobad
Date: 23 Mar 06 - 05:25 PM

The first yellow tips of emerging daffodils revealed themselves today.


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: ranger1
Date: 23 Mar 06 - 06:41 PM

Colts-foot blossoming on the beach in a sheltered spot. Cardinals singing their mating songs.


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Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Spring
From: Alice
Date: 24 Mar 06 - 09:07 AM

The daylight lasts longer each day.... as it shines down on all the SNOW AND ICE!
aaarrrghh.... I need a vacation to the tropics.


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