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Spring has sprung

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:18 pm

The first flowers of spring have popped up in my yard. The last two days of warm weather kicked started the snow drops. Crocus should be next.
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Re: Spring has sprung

Postby minicat » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:46 pm

NOOOOOOOOO

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Re: Spring has sprung

Postby rrnate » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:57 pm

Crocus Behemoth is in perpetual bloom!
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Re: Spring has sprung

Postby minicat » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:08 pm

sorry HV, couldn't resist.

Noticed a lot of bushes/trees budding out when walking home yesterday too. and flocks of songbirds heading south.
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Re: Spring has sprung

Postby kurt_w » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:10 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:The first flowers of spring have popped up in my yard. The last two days of warm weather kicked started the snow drops. Crocus should be next.


OK, I am willing to forgive and forget, and accept the arrival of spring despite the pathetic excuse for "winter" we just experienced.

But if it's like this again next year, I'm moving to Greenland.
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Re: Spring has sprung

Postby kurt_w » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:11 pm

minicat wrote:Noticed a lot of bushes/trees budding out when walking home yesterday too. and flocks of songbirds heading south.


Heading south? That doesn't seem right.
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Re: Spring has sprung

Postby rabble » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:21 pm

kurt_w wrote:
minicat wrote:Noticed a lot of bushes/trees budding out when walking home yesterday too. and flocks of songbirds heading south.


Heading south? That doesn't seem right.

No, we saw a lot of that too. We're pretty sure they forgot something.
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Re: Spring has sprung

Postby minicat » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:23 pm

Maybe GOD will chime in and let us know if that means the end times are nigh.
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Re: Spring has sprung

Postby snoqueen » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:08 pm

Saw a robin this morning. He's been hollering out there for a couple mornings, but didn't show himself until today.

Then my friend told me they spent the whole winter in the Arboretum, which seems like cheating. They're supposed to at least go to Illinois and back.
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Re: Spring has sprung

Postby GOD » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:22 pm

minicat wrote:Maybe GOD will chime in and let us know if that means the end times are nigh.


YOU HAVE REPEATEDLY IGNORED MY SIGNS TO GET GOING ON THAT ARK; INSTEAD, YOU ARE IN A BAND CALLED THE ARKOFFS.

CLASSIC.
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Re: Spring has sprung

Postby kurt_w » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:56 pm

GOD wrote:
minicat wrote:Maybe GOD will chime in and let us know if that means the end times are nigh.


YOU HAVE REPEATEDLY IGNORED MY SIGNS TO GET GOING ON THAT ARK; INSTEAD, YOU ARE IN A BAND CALLED THE ARKOFFS.

CLASSIC.


Actually, I'd like to politely suggest that GOD should confine Himself to His own thread. What is mildly amusing in one thread will quickly get stale if it proliferates all over the forum.

Just a suggestion.
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Re: Spring has sprung

Postby Stebben84 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:30 pm

Agreed. Amusing at times, then annoying.
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Re: Spring has sprung

Postby doppel » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:57 pm

We've had crocus blooming for two days and sandhill cranes flying since then, too. Tiny little clovers are popping up and a few blades of grass are getting green. Willows are getting really yellow and their branches are growing like weeds, hanging like strings. Beautiful in the wind. Squirrels have been going humpity-hump-hump/fighty-fight-fight for territory and lust all day long. How do people live without four seasons?
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Re: Spring has sprung

Postby David Marshall » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:13 pm

There ain't no denying that it is breaking spring. So glad I got the family out for a ski last Sunday! Sno, thanks for the heads up as it seems to be time to keep count of robins until spring is official. Even after a mild winter I look forward to the awakening.
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Re: Spring has sprung

Postby gargantua » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:42 pm

Yup, and I'll be out for a round of golf on Saturday. On the other hand, I golfed on January 6 and January 10 this year, so maybe spring started then?
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