THE ARRIVAL OF SPRING! What is it for you?

  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 19, 2009 8:49 PM GMT
    Maybe a little premature yet, but I love it when spring is right around the corner. The yard begins to have that look, our Kansas temps waver between the 70's and the chilly 40's... and yes, the flowers do the blooming thing.. noticed the Hyacinths are up and coming and already have a couple of blooms afoot. Nothing like that smell to break the winter blahs. It'll be a little while before things are cranked up, but my backyard will get the "mow off" in at least 2 weeks.

    So are there signs of spring where you are?

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    Feb 19, 2009 9:20 PM GMT
    Ha! Spring what is that? It is snowing right now in Toronto. When I see a robin I will think that spring can't be far away. Or when I start working on my income taxes! icon_sad.gif
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    Feb 19, 2009 9:22 PM GMT
    That the tourists start leaving and the traffic gets lighter, thank gawd. Spring Break has almost arrived, but South Florida decided to chase the troublesome college kids away some years ago, so that annual rite is negligible here.
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    Feb 19, 2009 9:26 PM GMT
    ... a rapid increase in the number of people driving their convertibles with their tops down icon_smile.gif
  • Timbales

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    Feb 19, 2009 9:33 PM GMT
    cleaning mud off my dogs paws
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 19, 2009 9:43 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidcleaning mud off my dogs paws


    That happens all year around here, why is that a sign of spring....LOL?
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    Feb 19, 2009 9:47 PM GMT
    When the sun comes in the window where I work and blinds me. All winter its too low in the sky, but this morning for about 10 minutes it was right on my face so I couldn't see anyone who came approached me. The length of time I'm blinded gets longer as the sun moves north.
  • Timbales

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    Feb 19, 2009 9:49 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan said
    Timberoo saidcleaning mud off my dogs paws


    That happens all year around here, why is that a sign of spring....LOL?


    because here the ground has been covered in snow or frozen icon_smile.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 19, 2009 9:58 PM GMT
    It is at this point in time, I want my swimming suit, I want 70's and I want to mow my lawn in my jean cut offs...

    I want it NOW!
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    Feb 19, 2009 10:41 PM GMT


    Dry streets ..

    In the past I used to care about weather changes, and look up for certain types of plants in the spring .. when was the first rain and when was the last ..

    But now .. I live in the big city .. and in my studies only exams and holidays matter ...

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    Feb 19, 2009 10:44 PM GMT
    Spring? What's that? It snowed yesterday
  • Bunjamon

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    Feb 19, 2009 10:53 PM GMT
    It snowed yesterday and all day today. Spring is at the end of April when you can finally walk around with your coat unzipped.

    Two springs ago, it was SO nice at the end of April that I went outside and played soccer and gave myself a pneumothorax. That was a memorable spring.
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    Feb 19, 2009 10:54 PM GMT
    Outdoor sex w/o the danger of nad-frostbite
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    Feb 19, 2009 10:57 PM GMT
    Spring means that button I was gonna sew back onto my pants, that picture frame I was gonna fix, those files I need to organize....ain't gonna get done for another nine months.
  • gjoseph

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    Feb 19, 2009 11:00 PM GMT
    For me it's when a-lot of the fallen leaves return, grass turns green, flowers bloom and lots of pollen =( .... I can also go to the beach in about 3-4 weeks =)
  • RSportsguy

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    Feb 19, 2009 11:02 PM GMT
    I usually associate the start of the regular season of baseball as spring. This, however, is not such a great indicator because we have had many a baseball game postponed because of snow in this area. It is snowing and in the low 20's now as we speak, so Spring is still a ways away here!!
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    Feb 19, 2009 11:07 PM GMT
    No sign of spring here yet...Still snowing....Will be at least one month before anything turns green...but at least the days are getting longer and brighter icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 19, 2009 11:41 PM GMT
    I noticed the birds out signing to each other this evening after cycling home from work, and the daffodils outside the window of the office.


    It felt really fresh
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    Feb 20, 2009 12:00 AM GMT
    Surfwarrior saidI noticed the birds out signing to each other this evening after cycling home from work, and the daffodils outside the window of the office.


    Were the daffodils singing to each other too?
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    Feb 20, 2009 12:02 AM GMT
    irish_kayaker said
    Surfwarrior saidI noticed the birds out signing to each other this evening after cycling home from work, and the daffodils outside the window of the office.


    Were the daffodils singing to each other too?


    its all one big life sized version of alice in wonderlandicon_lol.gif
  • coolarmydude

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    Feb 20, 2009 12:41 AM GMT
    The recent signs of "pre-spring" (as I call it) here in North Carolina:

    1) Last week, we smashed a record high of 75 with a recorded high of 78.

    2) I noticed the redbud trees started flowering last week.

    3) My flower bulbs are sprouting.

    4) The robins have invaded (it seems)

    5) More rain showers.

    6) I noticed a flowering shrub the other day on the way to work.

    7) It gets dark around 6 PM now. (5 PM in the winter)

    8 ) The brown leaves that hang on to the young oak tree in my yard are falling off now. They're making way for new leaves.

    9) More windy days.

    10) Tornado outbreaks have just begun. Watch out for the flood reports too! I know that's not North Carolina, yet, but it's noteworthy.

  • Feb 20, 2009 1:00 AM GMT
    allergy medication
    tom ford sunglasses
    sunroof open
    more sunblock than ever
    eating outdoors

    i probably consume a little more alcohol as well...hmmmm...
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    Feb 20, 2009 1:08 AM GMT
    spring to me is knowing that in 2 months when there's no more water (solid or liquid) on the ground, i'll have to buy new shoes. to replace the one's spring ruined.
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    Feb 20, 2009 1:11 AM GMT
    In northern New England it doesn't really feel like spring until at least late April. But signs of hope for me are the daffodils in bloom (early March) and switching the clocks ahead (late March). Tonight I started some flower and vegetable seeds indoors, which is the first clue to myself that eventually spring will come - even though it's snowing as I type this!
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    Feb 20, 2009 1:41 AM GMT
    It means Fall is on its way.


    We still have a few months of good weather ahead of us.Lucky,because I haven't put as much as my big toe in the Pacific Ocean all summer.