April Showers Bring May Flowers

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    May 01, 2010 3:17 AM GMT
    Wisconsin is in full bloom right now.

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    May 01, 2010 4:07 AM GMT
    ahCHOOOOOOOOOOOO

    *sniffle*
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    May 01, 2010 4:29 AM GMT
    Those mosquitoes are having a field day with those flowers.
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    May 01, 2010 4:33 AM GMT
    Wow - didn't notice them. Oh dude! You are in for one nasty summer!
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    May 01, 2010 4:52 AM GMT
    bigeasydude saidahCHOOOOOOOOOOOO

    *sniffle*


    Stop wiping your nose on my sleeve. k thanks.
  • FriscoJansen

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    May 01, 2010 5:14 AM GMT
    Beautiful, love the blue bonnets. Reminds me of back home!
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    May 01, 2010 5:25 AM GMT
    collegekid2004 said
    bigeasydude saidahCHOOOOOOOOOOOO

    *sniffle*

    Stop wiping your nose on my sleeve. k thanks.

    What sleeves?! Your guns are hiking 'em up to yer shoulders!
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    May 01, 2010 5:29 AM GMT
    sxydrkhair saidwhat kind of tree is that? white and pink trees.


    Looks like crepe myrtles.
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    May 01, 2010 7:48 AM GMT
    beautiful. Those blossoming trees remind of the neighborhood I used to live in Atlanta. This time of year it would be raining flower petals driving through the neighborhood
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    May 01, 2010 8:31 AM GMT
    The kind that illegal immigrants take care of.

    sxydrkhair saidwhat kind of tree is that? white and pink trees.
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    May 01, 2010 7:51 PM GMT
    sxydrkhair saidwhat kind of tree is that? white and pink trees.


    They are some kind of crab apple tree because the blossoms will only last a week or so and then they get crab apples on them. They are all over the place. Spring is about 2 weeks early this year and we have been cutting grass for 2 weeks already, which is an all time record this year. In the weather department we have been breaking records often around here. This was the first March ever that we did not receive any snow. Normally, we receive the most snow in March. The lakes normally have ice on them here in April yet, but even in northern WI, there was no ice to be found anywhere. This spring is our first indication that global warming could possibly be affecting our climate here. Otherwise previous to this spring our climate was going in the opposite direction. Last summer I ran air conditoning only 3 days. These trees normally do not blossom before Mother's Day. This was another record this year, We are having very unseasonably warm weather and also an extreme drought. The farmers have planted much earlier than normal this year with no snow and dry fields, but without any rain now, nothing is germinating in their fields. It was an unbelievable 80 degrees yesterday, which is about 20-30 degrees above normal. It is really nice to see guys in shorts, in flips or barefoot, and shirtless again. icon_smile.gif And all these blooming spring flowers, trees and hot shirtless guys is a beautiful sight.
  • ShanksE

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    May 01, 2010 7:53 PM GMT
    oh pretty pretty pretty!!
    the pics were very artistically done too! icon_smile.gif)
  • Timbales

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    May 01, 2010 8:20 PM GMT
    Mayflowers bring pilgrims.
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    May 01, 2010 8:35 PM GMT
    sxydrkhair said
    barefootdude said
    sxydrkhair saidwhat kind of tree is that? white and pink trees.


    They are some kind of crab apple tree because the blossoms will only last a week or so and then they get crab apples on them. They are all over the place. Spring is about 2 weeks early this year and we have been cutting grass for 2 weeks already, which is an all time record this year. In the weather department we have been breaking records often around here. This was the first March ever that we did not receive any snow. Normally, we receive the most snow in March. The lakes normally have ice on them here in April yet, but even in northern WI, there was no ice to be found anywhere. This spring is our first indication that global warming could possibly be affecting our climate here. Otherwise previous to this spring our climate was going in the opposite direction. Last summer I ran air conditoning only 3 days. These trees normally do not blossom before Mother's Day. This was another record this year, We are having very unseasonably warm weather and also an extreme drought. The farmers have planted much earlier than normal this year with no snow and dry fields, but without any rain now, nothing is germinating in their fields. It was an unbelievable 80 degrees yesterday, which is about 20-30 degrees above normal. It is really nice to see guys in shorts, in flips or barefoot, and shirtless again. icon_smile.gif And all these blooming spring flowers and trees right now is a beautiful sight, except those with allergies. icon_sad.gif


    It is even more beautiful in Door County, the "thumb" peninsula N.E. of Green Bay which has lots of cherry trees like Washington DC and they are in full bloom right now. Peninsula State Park in Door County and Devil's Lake State Park near Wisconsin Dells are the most popular and busiest state parks in WI with no vacancy in either campground every weekend in the summer and many weeks throughout the summer. The camping season kicks off with a big bang here Memorial Day weekend with all campgrounds in the state of WI filled to capacity. Without a reservation, it is very difficult to find any vacancy. Traditionally, it is not recommended to plant any flowers in WI until after Mother's Day because we can have a hard freeze yet. In fact many play it safe and do not plant any flowers outdoors until after Memorial Day. So since the cherry trees are blossoming so early this year, Door County is extremely concerned that their entire cherry crop could freeze out, if we get a hard freeze yet. It is also an area that produces a lot of concord grapes, which they use to make wine and they are worried about the buds freezing, since it is only May 1 and normally there are no buds yet.
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    May 01, 2010 8:58 PM GMT
    I had a hard time taking the 2nd picture because the bugs you see on the flowers in the 2nd pic look like giant mosquitos,but they are not mosquitoes. They are called "lake flies" or "may flies" and we always have them in May when they hatch from Lake Winnebago, the largest inland lake in WI. However, this year because it is so dry, they are really bad this year and anyone who lives right on the lake can not sit or stand outside at all because they will swarm you and go in your mouth, eyes, ears, and nose. They are even all over my car in my driveway and I am 2 miles from the lake. They do not bite, but there are so many that they swarm you like killer bees. But in a few weeks, they will all die and be gone. It's just a problem and nuisance in May for people who live on the lake and some years are worse than others and this year is a record of being the absolute worst. There are so many that they get into everything and clog even air filters on your cars. They become so thick at times, that they even block the sun.