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#1 Baltimatt

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 09:46 PM

I was walking along E. 33rd Street near Union Memorial Hospital today, looking for signs of spring. Much of the snow had melted on the north side of the street, and I could see those little blue flowers that grow in the grass--what are they called? Also I saw one crocus in bloom.
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#2 segram99

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 09:57 PM

Wow, crocus already, that is a good sign...

We had a large flock of red wing blackbirds out in the yard eating the cracked corn I threw out for the birds. That is a good sign...

Also hearing the Great Horned Owl talking back and forth out back in the woods is another. I think I read one time that this is the time of year they mate...

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 10:45 PM

does shopping for an RV count?
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Posted 20 February 2010 - 10:52 PM

My deck is dry. Except for where the roof is still melting. I shoveled the entire thing, dried out the rug and dog's bed, wiped down the chairs, and got the hammock ready.

Bring on SUMMER!!!!
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Posted 21 February 2010 - 12:48 AM

I do see the very early beginnings of buds on my purple leaf plum tree. Twenty-seven days until the first day of Spring :)

Tree buds form in late summer, usually about August.

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 03:34 AM

Blue things in the grass in Baltimore? Discarded 'crack vial' tops
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Posted 21 February 2010 - 05:00 AM

I am hearing the birds of Spring sing in the mornings...

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 09:35 AM

before the dual blizzard affair, i had seen some daffodils poking up when i was in Canton for lunch. i hope they get uncovered soon.

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 09:38 AM

Patio Furniture is appearing in many stores, as well as spring clothes and swim suits
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Posted 21 February 2010 - 10:16 AM

My daffs and crocus are struggling through the snow. It's good sign.
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Posted 21 February 2010 - 10:32 AM

I walked through Home Deport yesterday and just hung around the lawn mowers and the seed area. Therapy.

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 12:16 PM

just got back from my mother's and the doves are starting to stake out nesting sites on her patio...

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 12:28 PM

I was at my place in West Virginia yesterday and the streams are moving, so something is melting. Saw a flock of robins the other day too!
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Posted 21 February 2010 - 01:14 PM

I was at my place in West Virginia yesterday and the streams are moving, so something is melting. Saw a flock of robins the other day too!


that's nice to hear:) March is on our door step so any left over winter will be short lived.
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Posted 21 February 2010 - 03:10 PM

Another sure sign of Spring is people reclaining the lawn furniture they used to save their parking places. :D
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Posted 21 February 2010 - 03:12 PM

I don't know what the temp is, but I was just out in shorts and a tank top and it's NICE out :D I've got the slider open and all. I love fresh air.
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Posted 21 February 2010 - 03:18 PM

I don't know what the temp is, but I was just out in shorts and a tank top and it's NICE out :D I've got the slider open and all. I love fresh air.


where are you? i like fresh air too, but not yet. :eek::D

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 03:27 PM

before the 5 foot snow dump...i saw little green things peeking out of the ground here at the new house. i can't wait to see what is planted here. oh my...i'm simply longing for spring. <<<<<sigh>>>>>
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Posted 21 February 2010 - 03:56 PM

where are you? i like fresh air too, but not yet. :eek::D


LMAO Perry Hall. I had it open yesterday too, had to shut it around 7 though, started getting REAL cold lol.

The slider is at the southern end of the house, so it's way sunny. That area gets real warm all afternoon. So having the door open isn't bad.
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Posted 21 February 2010 - 05:41 PM

We had the windows halfway down in the car this afternoon. :)

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