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Old 03-20-2012, 08:50 AM   #196
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We should go straight from football to baseball. Skip basketball altogether.

The trees on campus are all flowery. And it's only March.
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:03 AM   #197
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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.
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:12 AM   #198
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Carrot had a nice play in mum's garden this aft. Spring has sprung.
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:40 PM   #199
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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.
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:12 PM   #200
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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.
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:56 AM   #201
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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?
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:47 AM   #202
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They prefer the term mariposas.
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:13 AM   #203
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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.
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:16 AM   #204
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We had summer, last summer, then fall, then summer again.

Eff this. Where's my spring?
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:20 AM   #205
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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
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:06 AM   #206
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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.
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:24 PM   #207
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Very warm for the last week here.

Started pouring an hour ago. Like the clouds have no bottom.
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:50 PM   #208
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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!
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:38 PM   #209
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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.
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:02 AM   #210
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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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