Spring Is In The Air

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  1. Babs Hunt

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    Colorful flowers whether planted in the ground or blooming in pots add such beauty to our surroundings. :) And I don't know about the rest of you but they bring joy to my heart too. :)
     
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    Yup... Spring is in the air but not around here...
    We are still in the snow possibility season and every night it drops way below freezing...

    Spring will come when it comes and not before up here..
    We NEVER plant anything in the ground before the first week-end in June...
     
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    Awhile back our Landlord cut back all of the bushes, etc. that were getting so tall and leggy around his property. Many of these bushes were Holly and Ligustrium...but this Gardenia was growing nicely and the bush was far enough away from our home that the strong scent of the flowers was not bothering my allergies when he cut it back and I was kind of sad when he did that, but it actually has made the shaping of this Gardenia bush prettier and the flowers on it are plenitful and fragrant. :)

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    These Spider plants love blooming forth under the Oak tree and I love seeing them do this. I remember when we it seemed we couldn't get anything to grow well under this tree. Then one day my Honey just starting sticking the babies off the Spider plant into the grown here and they took off growing and never looked back. The cacti family plants seed and grow really well here too. :)
     
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    Stepped outside for a bit of fresh air and found a butterfly had come to visit our lantana. :)
     
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    My Honey's newly mulched flower and veggie bed. :)
     
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    I love running errands and finding signs of Spring popping up all over. Today I stopped and took these pics of the bright yellow weed flowers blooming in the drainage ditches. They are always a first sign that Spring is on it's way over here. :)
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    And then my husband looks for the lizards to come out. I caught this one sun bathing on the porch when I got home from Albertson's today.
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    Yes I'm excited too ! Its been such a lovely Spring like day here
    We have some more cold weather to come though, but today has been very welcome :)
     
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    I see flowers all year long but mostly the roses and pansies and some others that do well in winter.

    I look forward to my flowering trees.
     
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    Oh yes Chrissy - flowering trees are so lovely
     
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    The Robins are back strutting about the yard, pausing to listen for worms. There used to be a saying back when my parents were alive. I'm not sure exactly how it went but something like, "When robbins appear, Spring is near." So I'm assuming the reappearance of the robbins means just that, Spring is in the Air.
     
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    We used to get Robins over here....but for some reason I have not seen them come for years now @Bill Boggs. But they used to be my first sign of Spring coming too.
     
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    I see birds all year but not sure what they are...I have to chase them away because of Pickles.

    I see many blue jays though and there is always a dove couple making a nest in my pine tree.

    Don't see as many cardinals though.
     
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    I have a live in Cardinal pair out in the bamboo. And the blue jays live nearby. I haven't seen a dove since November, nor a brown thrasher. The sparrows and finches have even abandoned me.
     
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    Maybe they just took a vacation @Bill Boggs. I'm sure they will be back soon. :)
     
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    Our birds that showed up for dinner today.
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    "Babs Hunt, post: 234412, member: 235"]Our birds that showed up for dinner today.

    Wow! What a variety of birds. I think the squirrels that nest in the tree scare a lot of birds away in our backyard. An exception would be the cardinals and bluejays.
     
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    There actually were a few others Sparrows, etc. but I took those pictures through my storm door window because I was afraid if I opened the storm door it would startle all of them and they would fly away. :)
     
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    This morning Mr. Squirrel was back eating a peanut we had put out for the Blue Jays. :)

    Then I walked around and found some more plants "springing" up. :) IMG_0853.JPG

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    Well, here in northeastern Florida, the daytime temps have been some 14 degrees above normal. That will change by the first weekend of March, when we will go back to our normal average March daytime temp of 75.......which is nice, but still a little cool for boating (for us anyway).

    Will be getting the boat ready this week and weekend.
     
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    Here we are supposed to reach at least 80 degrees all week. Of course along with that is predicted rain too. :)
     
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    We will have those temps as well, but by March 3rd and 4th, temps will be back to a normal high of 74 +\-.

    But, right now.....FABULOUS!!
     
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    Went to help my daughter for a little while this morning and found these Spring bloomers. :)
     
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    And of course it wouldn't be Spring without the grass needing mowing so my grandson is taking care of that. :)
     
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    I sometimes envy you folks in the South. I once lived in North Carolina and South Georgia, but moved here in 1989 and I guess I am here to stay. It will be weeks until we even see the ground, and more weeks before it is thawed. I have 4 greenhouses (3 small ones and one larger one) that allow me to grow things that don't do well outside. There is still more than 2 feet of snow on the ground and we may get more. On the up side, no snakes, no skunks, no ticks or fleas, no major garden pest--except moose, no raccoons.
     
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