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Re: Spring?
  • Subject: Re: Spring?
  • From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
  • Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2012 15:37:06 -0400 (EDT)

There was a flicker in my back yard today.  This is the first I have
seen here in several years, though they were fairly common when
we first moved here 40 years ago.  Don't know how to account for
either their disappearance or reappearance, but I was glad to see
him.  My goldfinches that disappeared after the hurricane last
fall have not reappeared.  I miss them.  The juncoes are still here
so they must not think spring is quite here yet even though the
temperature is in the 70s today.  Crazy!
In a message dated 3/19/2012 10:35:17 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil writes:

Saw a big gathering of turkey vultures out here a few days ago, I don't see
them very often. 
We had a storm come in Saturday (of course it was over the weekend, when
ELSE would it be) and got quite a bit of rain and even a few snow flurries.
This late in the season, just a little water might be enough to start the
wildflowers after all. 


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Catharine Carpenter
Sent: Friday, March 16, 2012 10:04 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Spring?

Spring here.... the vultures are back (I understand they do not eat frozen
carcasses, so their return indicates spring.). Because we have not had much
in the way of frozen ground this winter, I expect  the Japanese beetles to
be out in force this year.
Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Mar 15, 2012, at 3:02 PM, Zemuly wrote:

> Yesterday I passed an alligator snapper that had just crossed the road
> -- a month ahead of schedule. I had planned to limb up my huge Burford 
> holly, but by the time I got home it was blooming and covered with 
> honey bees. I feel like I'm in a time lapse world. I have the windows 
> open, and it's raining with dome thunderstorms in the area. The cats 
> (and I) are happy I have the day off.
> zem
> Zone 7
> West TN
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Mar 15, 2012, at 9:28 AM, Patricia Dickson <pdickson53@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> I keep thinking about how many times I have seen all the fruit trees 
>> in full bloom and then we got a freeze that destroyed all chances of 
>> any fruit.
>> Everything here looks like spring in full swing.  My daffodils and 
>> forsythia look so beautiful!  I need to work in my vegatable garden 
>> but keep thinking it might get cold again.  I guess I need to give in 
>> to the current temps and just get out there.
>> Tricia
>> On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 8:34 AM, <Aplfgcnys@aol.com> wrote:
>>> When I looked out my back window this morning, I could see six 
>>> robins!  Thought I heard one yesterday, but couldn't spot it, so 
>>> told myself it was just wishful thinking.
>>> I planted some peas last week on specs.  Think I'll put in lettuce 
>>> and mustard today.
>>> But I can't help remembering heavy snowfalls in April a few years 
>>> ago.
>>> APL

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