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Re: Spring?
  • Subject: Re: Spring?
  • From: Zemuly <zemuly@comcast.net>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2012 20:38:33 -0500

It is crazy here. Everything has started blooming, and the pollen is driving everybody wild. 

Sent from my iPhone

On Mar 19, 2012, at 2:37 PM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:

> 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. 
> Cyndi 
> -----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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