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Re: Spring?


Me too!

On 4/12/07, Zemuly Sanders <zemuly@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> I'm glad you all had a good time and that you got home safely.  I always
> look forward to your posts.
> zem
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2007 8:26 AM
> Subject: [CHAT] Spring?
>
>
> > Well, we're back from our birding trip to Delaware and
> > Virginia.  This was going to give us a much-needed
> > break from the miserably cold spring we've been
> > having.  HA!  I see from the list that you have all
> > been having more miserable weather.  We had rain
> > in Bombay Hook, Del., but it was sunny by the time
> > we reached Chincoteague - but very windy and in the
> > 40s.   The weather stayed cold and windy, but bright
> > until Saturday, when we woke up to driving snow.  It
> > ended before noon, without much accumulation, but
> > the power was out in town most of the day. The
> > temperature never got above 52 degrees the entire
> > week.
> > Daffodils and forsythia and some fruit trees were in bloom.
> > The birds seem to have known that spring hadn't come yet.
> > There were fewer birds at both places than we have
> > seen in previous years - we keep a record.  However,
> > egrets were out in full mating plumage in Chicoteague -
> > Greats, Snowys, and a couple of Cattle Egrets.  They
> > put on a great display for us.  We also saw a lot of both
> > Great and Little Blue Herons.  Bombay Hook had lots
> > of Shovelers, but otherwise not many ducks either
> > place - some Mallards and Black Ducks, but just one
> > pair of Pintails, two pairs of Ruddys, and one pair of
> > Buffleheads.  Lots of Green-wing Teals at Bombay Hook,
> > but they are always there.  One oddity was a small flock
> > of Snow Geese still in Bombay Hook.  We asked at the
> > visitor center, and were told that their flocks had left
> > about March 15, but these were perhaps stragglers from
> > farther south that had stopped over because of the cold.
> >
> > Nothing much seems to have changed in the weather
> > situation since we left.  It is still in the 20s at night and
> > not out of the 40s in the daytime.  Right now we are
> > having a real storm with heavy rain and wind, temperature
> > is 38 degrees.  Lovely!  I'm glad to be home, but it was
> > a nice break - even if too cold and windy for much
> > outside activity.
> > Auralie
> >
> >
> >
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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