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    Cyburbian Emeritus Bear Up North's avatar
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    Get Ready - Here Comes Spring !!!

    If you wander through all the Cyburbia threads and posts you see a lot of mentioning of weather.....and a general consensus of us North American folk that we are quite elated that springtime is coming.

    Even though this Bear is an Upper Peninsula of Michigan fan.....the land of a much longer cold season.....I still enjoy the change of the season that brings spring. This year I have been somewaht "house-locked" and as I start to get out and about I am glad that warmer weather will greet me.

    Looking forward to walking in Oak Openings Park. Looking forward to getting out in the garage and giving it a good cleaning. (What a mess it is.)

    When I am out in the garage the rock and roll will be blasting. I can't wait.

    What about you? Ready for spring?

    (BTW.....forcast for NW Ohio on Sunday is snow.)

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    Hah! I win! Autumn/Fall/whatvever you call the season before winter is comming here, and I love it! I hate spring actually!

    Have fun with the allergies, pollen and freaky weather! :p

    For those with enough snow.. make a snowman with a sign saying "The end is near!"

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    It was hovering around 0 and -1 celsius today in Waterloo, but definitely got above zero in the early-mid afternoon. Currently -2, but its after dark.

    Yaaay.

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    We've had spring here for the last month or so. Tempatures in the 60s and low 70s, with sun. T-shirts and shorts weather, but still chilly at night.

    However, the snowpack in the mountains is at 25% of normal, which is where most of our water supply originates, so it looks like a long, dry summer.
    "There's nothing wrong with America that can't be fixed by what's right with America." - Bill Clinton.

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    The leaves are starting to come out on the willows. Hopefully the baby quail will be making an appearance soon... Yes it's spring

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    Here in the State where gators eat people, the azaleas have been in bloom for about a month now. but it has been a rather cooler spring than normal.
    You darn tootin', I like fig newtons!

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    Quote Originally posted by abrowne
    It was hovering around 0 and -1 celsius today in Waterloo, but definitely got above zero in the early-mid afternoon. Currently -2, but its after dark.

    Yaaay.
    Gotta LOVE the coming of spring here in NE Wisconsin! It's complete with an expected 30 cm of snow and temps about -2C or so.

    Mike

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    It's a little cool here (lows in the '40's this weekend) but flowers have been blooming like crazy for the last month, the yard is full of birds, and of course, there's baseball spring training.

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    Spring has sprung and has been hanging around here for about a month. We were getting some really warm, sunny days mid to upper 70's- but were forcast for spring showers for the next few days which will help everything that we've planted- and allow me to not have to use my own water yet

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    Doing one of my hillside city walks today (the weather was too unsettled for cycling), it was amazing how everything is blooming now. Flowers everywhere, its like walking through a perfume factory in some of the posher Berkeley and Oakland neighboprhoods. Gorgeous.

    Unfortunately, once the wild stuff starts blooming, misery arrives. I hate asthma!

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    I am sitting here listening to the birds as I write.
    Spring here is usually a long drawn out process it can look as if it could be but you never know when that one last cold snap can come through and take anything that you have put out, so I wait. The daffodils are in full glory and I saw yesterday that the forsythia are just starting to bloom. We have been preparing to re seed the back yard and need to get it done this week before spring rains keep us from it all together.
    It is all a matter of perspective!!!

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    As I am writing here, there is a small thunderstorm happening overhead. (Yes I know I am not supposed to be using the computer during a t-storm, but who cares)
    This seems to be a good sign of spring here, although we expect at least one more big snow before March/April is done.

    Watch out Kansas Cyburbians, some cool lightning is heading your way!
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    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
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    We just got another few inches of snow. Hurrah for the first day of spring...

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    Spring starts on April 15th... when I can pull the boat into her new slip on the Hudson
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    Quote Originally posted by Bear Up North
    Even though this Bear is an Upper Peninsula of Michigan fan.....the land of a much longer cold season.....I still enjoy the change of the season that brings spring.
    I was in the UP about a week and a half ago, and they still have several feet on snow on the ground, people still drive their cars onto the ice, and winter storm warnings are still a regular occurrence.


    SW Michigan has almost no snow, and signs of the tulip bulbs are showing. Same state, different world.
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    Quote Originally posted by zmanPLAN
    As I am writing here, there is a small thunderstorm happening overhead. (Yes I know I am not supposed to be using the computer during a t-storm, but who cares)
    This seems to be a good sign of spring here, although we expect at least one more big snow before March/April is done.

    Watch out Kansas Cyburbians, some cool lightning is heading your way!

    We had a wild thunderstorm cell Sunday morning about 2:00 a.m. About ten minutes worth of pretty serious hailstones. I have to say I've seen more lightning and thunder this year than since I moved out here 14 years ago.

    Could it be......the END TIMES?

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    Thank goodness its spring!! Spent all day Sunday planting new bushes, mulching, raking old stuff left over from last fall...it was so nice to get it all done...weather was great....look slike we're in for a few spring showers this evening and tommorrow...ok with me, put the fertilizer down sat morning...it needs a good rain

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    Quote Originally posted by abrowne
    We just got another few inches of snow. Hurrah for the first day of spring...
    And now that snow is gone. Holy roller-coaster weather, Batman!

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    ...It's raining, it's pouring.....

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    Becoming nice here now. Daffs are out now and the sun shone at the weekend.

    Although its p**sing it down at the moment.

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