03-20-2013, 04:01 AM
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Yesterday we got hit with 12 inches of snow. It continued to lightly fall into the night.

This morning, on the first official day of Spring, my front yard looks like this
   

And my back yard looks like this
   

Very pretty because it stuck to the trees.

But I wouldn't mine seeing some of Mike Perry's crocuses around here.

Phil

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 03-20-2013, 04:30 AM
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Beautiful Phil, my children would love a yard filled with snow. Despite being Autumn here in the southern hemisphere we are all still sweating in the heat!

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 03-20-2013, 04:42 AM
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So much for the groundhog not seeing his shadow this year Dodgy

That looks like some nice Deer country!

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 03-20-2013, 06:52 AM
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Looks like you have a nice place Phil. Not much snow left here but its 18 degrees. Im ready for spring. At least until I have to mow the yard Dodgy

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 03-20-2013, 08:19 AM
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(03-20-2013, 04:01 AM)PhilNH5 Wrote: Yesterday we got hit with 12 inches of snow. It continued to lightly fall into the night.

This morning, on the first official day of Spring, my front yard looks like this...

But I wouldn't mine seeing some of Mike Perry's crocuses around here.

Hi Phil

Beautiful photos, but looks more like mid-winter instead of first day of Spring. Stay warm and safe.

I just popped out into the garden to see what I could see out there (photos below). I can tell you it's chilly enough out there this morning, -8°C / 18°F.

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Front garden -- Crocus "Lawn Mix" (Too cold this morning to open up?)



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Front garden -- Crocus "Lawn Mix" (Too cold this morning to open up?)



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Back garden -- Midwest Mix Daffodil bulbs (fingers-crossed we might see flowers appearing in a week or two)

Take care, Mike

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 03-20-2013, 08:22 AM
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It was only 7°F when I left for work this morning. The Minnesota Twins home opener is only 12 days away. It could be a bit chilly in the stands! I recall one home opener I went to when we had near blizzard conditions. That was one of the very few times I've been glad they played in a dome. Now we're outside it could be interesting.

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 03-20-2013, 09:23 AM
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It's not exactly spring here either... just see this picture from my local paper:
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 03-20-2013, 09:31 AM
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I'm in the same boat as Pat. It was 7f here this morning and we are still burried in snow. By the way Pat, thanks for sending all that white stuff this way.Biggrin

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 03-20-2013, 10:53 AM
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Wow, what a stark difference between Phil and Mike's places! Biggrin This weather is quite odd!

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 03-20-2013, 10:54 AM
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Spring is in full swing here, even the temps do not reflect it.

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 03-20-2013, 12:01 PM
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(03-20-2013, 09:31 AM)Johnny Wrote: I'm in the same boat as Pat. It was 7f here this morning and we are still burried in snow. By the way Pat, thanks for sending all that white stuff this way.Biggrin

Don't mention it, always happy to share!

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 03-20-2013, 12:57 PM
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Same white stuff here Phil. I've had enough. It's time for spring. Nice pics of the greenery Mike!

OK, I also have some maintenance to do on my snow plow too. It's been bleeding all over the place the past 2 storms and I was hoping it would finish out the season before I had to had to work on it. No such luck. One hydraulic hose is completely shot, so I'll change them all.

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 03-20-2013, 01:52 PM
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Having Spring fever here in Massachusetts but after 12" of white stuff dropped Monday Mother Nature is thinking otherwise. Sad

I was just starting to see my front yard and pool cover too.

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 03-20-2013, 02:01 PM
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To all you gents living in cold weather climates, I feel for you. Although I have lived in San Diego more than half my life I have definitely not forgotten the worst of Brooklyn and Toledo winters. When I went back to Buffalo and New Jersey in January I took a chance but lucked out and was there during the January Thaw so there was no snow and the temperature was in the upper thirties to low forties which is quite manageable for that time of year. Hopefully Mother Nature has gotten most of the blizzard conditions out of her system and Mike's flowers will become more universal.

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 03-20-2013, 02:08 PM
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Having lived in the south for the last eight years I can honestly say that I do not miss subzero temperatures, lake effect snow, scraping car windows, or salt on the roads. Trees may look nice after an ice storm, but sitting out on the porch, in shorts, in November is much nicer. Although, having to explain what I mean when I ask for pop is kind of annoying...

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 03-20-2013, 06:38 PM
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No need for sympathy here, I love the snow, the cold, and everything else about winter. I'm not disappointed winter has held on so long here in the least. I would LOVE it if we got another 12+ inch snowfall before we were done.

I grew up in Minnesota, then lived in the KC area for 6 years. One of the biggest reasons I moved back to Minnesota was because I love the fall and winters here. Bring it on!

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 03-20-2013, 06:45 PM
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Oh Pat, watch what you wish for because I might get it.

I wish I was on the River Walk right now drinking an adult chilled beverage.

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 03-20-2013, 07:35 PM
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(03-20-2013, 06:45 PM)Johnny Wrote: Oh Pat, watch what you wish for because I might get it.

I wish I was on the River Walk right now drinking an adult chilled beverage.

I've never been to San Antonio, Johnny. Is it worth a visit for a couple of days. Can you get around in the heart of the city without a car?

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 03-20-2013, 07:43 PM
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Well today we hit about 81%F, but tomorrow will only get to about 70. Trees and grasses are in full pollen mode and my sinuses are being destroyed.Angry

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 03-20-2013, 08:51 PM
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San Antonio is OK for a short visit. There are some cool shops and bars. The River Walk, when it's not jam packed, is nice. You can get around downtown without a car, but if you want to go elsewhere, like Natural Bridge Caverns or the Alamo, you'll need some transportation. If you're looking for a cool city to visit I would highly recommend Savannah, GA. (Which is where I was before moving to San Antonio).

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