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infinite monkey 03-20-2012 09:50 AM

We should go straight from football to baseball. Skip basketball altogether.

The trees on campus are all flowery. And it's only March.

Blueflare 03-20-2012 12:03 PM

Warmth and sunshine has the awful neighbours outside, where their noises bother me more. Curse you, spring.
On the bright side I had quite a nice little walk this afternoon.

DanaC 03-20-2012 12:12 PM

Carrot had a nice play in mum's garden this aft. Spring has sprung.

infinite monkey 03-20-2012 02:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blueflare (Post 802549)
Warmth and sunshine has the awful neighbours outside, where their noises bother me more. Curse you, spring.
On the bright side I had quite a nice little walk this afternoon.

You reminded me of my favorite spring poem, Blueflare.

Posting a little early this year:

Spring
By Edna St. Vincent Millay 1892–1950


To what purpose, April, do you return again?
Beauty is not enough.
You can no longer quiet me with the redness
Of little leaves opening stickily.
I know what I know.
The sun is hot on my neck as I observe
The spikes of the crocus.
The smell of the earth is good.
It is apparent that there is no death.
But what does that signify?
Not only under ground are the brains of men
Eaten by maggots.
Life in itself
Is nothing,
An empty cup, a flight of uncarpeted stairs.
It is not enough that yearly, down this hill,
April
Comes like an idiot, babbling and strewing flowers.

wolf 03-20-2012 06:12 PM

Spring has definitely sprung here. My lawn was covered with Hispanic gentlemen yesterday, edging all of the beds. They have to come back for the mulching.

As I was driving around today, I saw a couple of spectacular dogwoods, and there is greenery erupting on the willows.

tw 03-22-2012 02:56 AM

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Originally Posted by wolf (Post 802595)
Spring has definitely sprung here. My lawn was covered with Hispanic gentlemen

Do they intend to grow roots like flowers? Or just visit like insects?

Clodfobble 03-22-2012 08:47 AM

They prefer the term mariposas.

ZenGum 03-22-2012 09:13 AM

On the evening of the equinox, a cool wet southerly swept the summer hot air away, and we've had cool showery weather since.

Well, we'd been getting southerly fronts every couple of weeks or so all summer, but this one was quite well timed.

infinite monkey 03-22-2012 09:16 AM

We had summer, last summer, then fall, then summer again.

Eff this. Where's my spring?

Lamplighter 03-22-2012 09:20 AM

It's buried under the sloshy-wet, overnight snow here in PDX.

Daffodils look sad, camillias all doubled over, car tracks... not pretty.

Pray for sun

Trilby 03-22-2012 11:06 AM

It's HOT here in the Ohio valley! Too hot by far for measly old March
April is supposed to be all minty and diamonds dripping from fresh
spring rains on eerily green-glowing leaf babies...

It's all mixed up as it is July now. Grrrrrrrr.

Gravdigr 03-22-2012 05:24 PM

Very warm for the last week here.

Started pouring an hour ago. Like the clouds have no bottom.

infinite monkey 03-22-2012 06:50 PM

Yay...we're supposed to get rain starting after midnight and some of tomorrow. Probably not enough. If I don't get spring then give me thunderstorms NOW!

Aliantha 03-22-2012 07:38 PM

Some areas just north of us (where ducksnuts now lives) had 9 inches of rain from 9am to 7pm yesterday.

It's been raining a lot in Qld this summer.

glatt 03-23-2012 09:02 AM

Sorry guys. I put some grass seed down on a big bare patch in the front yard a few days ago. So we won't be getting any rain on the East Coast for the next month.


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