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It's spring! It's spring! Did I mention it was spring!?

I got back from Arizona and suddenly spring is everywhere. There are buds on the elderberry and the hydrangea and the dogwood. The trillium are sudden coming up! (They hadn't even poked above ground before I left.) The eastern waterleaf is out and the Christmas fern and various mountain mints are appearing in places where I will probably someday regret planting them. Did I mention the trillium!?

My trout lilies bloomed and my toothwort and Jacob's ladder are going nuts and the raspberry is budding and a deer ate the top off my red buckeye but it's still got another set of buds and the roses are putting out dark red leaves and the cherry blossomed and I SAW A BEE!

My heart may not be able to take much more of this. Sometimes I wonder if gardening is just a random hobby I will someday tire of, and then I wander around making "Urrrk!" noises like I've been kicked whenever I see a new plant come up, and I think it's probably not gonna happen.

And the mourning cloak is out! Doing his little patrols! And I saw an Eastern Comma butterfly! And pulled a tick off myself!

Okay, that last wasn't quite so exciting. But still.

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Good on you!
Hooray for the seasons!

Down here it's summer already and I'm debating putting on the AC.

You must be another desert-dweller; I kicked on the A/C last night for the first time.

Edited at 2015-03-18 05:30 pm (UTC)

Okay, that last wasn't quite so exciting. But still.

Well, it's *exciting*, just not pleasant like the other stuff.

Despite an early spring happening here, we are still a good ways off from butterflies. I envy you. Except for the tick part.

Well, it's *exciting*, just not pleasant like the other stuff.

My thought exactly...

The snow is melting in the U.P., and it's been above freezing during the day for the last week.

It's amazing how much difference a few days can make at this time of year.

Beloved where we live, a few minutes can make a difference...

It's Spring! Now it's winter.. spring, winter springwinterspring... BOTH!

*sigh* Here in upstate New York we're still waiting for the 24+ inches of snow to melt. Today there were snow flurries! I have to keep reminding myself that Spring is coming, no really, and remember it's much worse further north. Buffalo might have their snow down to 3 feet.

Pulled, you didn't tweeze?

I wish we had spring here in CA. The only change of the season is the AC thermostat.

Pff, I never tweeze. I'm a skilled tick yanker. If I take off less than fifty a year, I haven't been getting outside often enough.

It's currently 33F here w/a prediction of more snow.


I don't think CNY is going to get a spring this year.

Yes, we will. You're not far from me, I suspect. I'm about 20 minutes from the PA border. Yes, there was snow, but it didn't stick.

I've been dying to post this…

in Just-
spring when the world is mud-
luscious the little
lame balloonman

whistles far and wee

and eddieandbill come
running from marbles and
piracies and it's

when the world is puddle-wonderful

the queer
old balloonman whistles
far and wee
and bettyandisbel come dancing

from hop-scotch and jump-rope and




balloonMan whistles

Re: I've been dying to post this…


It practically hit the eighties today. *shudder* But it's going to go plunging all the way down to the forties again the rest of the week... wish it would just stick to 55-70 and stay there.

That would be considered normal spring weather in Denver. The 80s and then plunge back into spring part rather than the nice even predicable temperatures. It literally hit the 80s about a week after we had solid snow cover with below freezing temperatures. Now it is all cheerful chickadees and northern flickers drumming on metal vents like demented teens practicing rock and roll at 8am.

Still waiting to see if the sudden deep freeze in December damaged my apple trees, but the crocuses are happy and the asparagus is pushing up like vegetable rockets.

What color are your trout lilies? The ones I've seen in the woods south of St. Louis, MO are white. (They're also called dogtooth violets, for some reason.) Then last year I was up in Michigan, in the U.P, for spring, and there were bright yellow ones EVERYWHERE!!!

Crocuses started blooming this week, daffodils are about to open, red maples along the street are blooming, and the bee tree at the park was very very busy! (It's near enough to the path that I'm always afraid someone will get stung and the park will have to take it down... also it's in an increasingly-dead tree which may not last much longer.)

When I drove home from work on monday, I couldn't help but notice a very... aromatic... sign of spring...

Yeah, one of the farmers was spreading manure.

Yeah, Ursula, it's spring. Yesterday I went home and saw many piles of dog shit that were FULLY defrosted. It's a real sign of spring!

Yup, I'm doing the EEEEE!-It's-SPRING! thing myself (although in my case that most recently involved tripping over the shovel I had left out and performing an innovative Interpretive Dance (titled 'Bruised Ankle With Cussing') around my backyard.)

As for the tick, please watch out for Tick Fever, aka Lyme Disease; it is, I can guarantee you, no fun at all. 'Exciting' in my case would've been me running around in circles screaming getitoffgetitoffohgodspleasegetitoffofmenow.

Edited at 2015-03-18 05:26 pm (UTC)

We got at least an inch of snow here today (we only have two seasons: winter and construction/destruction. *rolleyes*)

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