Sunday, April 26, 2015

Springtime hereabouts......

The last week here has seen warm temps (65) during the day that pleases and confuses us.....it's fine, but no good will come of it.

So on Friday the weather took a turn for the normal.....getting cooler, then yesterday it started snowing around 6pm, though not cold. By morning there was an inch or so of wet snow on the yard and truck, but it was gone by noon and the sun came out once.






The bulbs that Emily planted in the front 5 years ago are still coming up, this spring a month early, and on the way uptown for breakfast I had to stop for someone unnecessarily plowing:



But, it's supposed to be 70 by Tuesday, and all the snow seen above is melted. This is typical of Spring here, but this year early in terms of temp. Our snow pack, so far, is good, and we should escape fire issues locally this summer.

The robins are here, the grass is greening up nicely, and real Spring should happen in a week or so. The first day of 70f.......and rather early at that.

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  1. Looks like a flatter version of my 'berg. Although, the seventies might be at least a few weeks off.

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    1. We'll see, I've not seen the flowers in my yard peeking up this early before.

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  2. Spring is a temptress. It was in the upper 50's here today. Supposed to be 80 by Wednesday. Spring is a bitch!

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    1. I doubt we'll see 80 before July, but this year is different.

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  3. "A turn for the normal" --lately that's been a rarity here but I sure like the phrase and your photo of bulbs peeking through the snow.

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  4. I'm through with winter, but have not shed all my layers, yet.
    Help me make visual sense of the first picture. A town, a crater, a mountain. What is in the middle ground?

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    1. Ah, that would be the berkeley pit.......you should google it, it's this town's claim to fame, and a dubious one it is.....

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  5. Yikes! I just duckduckgoed (I rarely google) the Berkeley Pit and found more proof, if any were needed, that corporate humanity is dangerous.

    I'm not sure whether to congratulate you on an early spring or not. Spring flowers are always nice to see, but preferable in their normal time. We, on the other hand, are experiencing an unusually late start to the season.

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    1. I kind of agree, to everyting there is a season and a time....just differs on where you are. The last two days have been late june rather than late april.

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  6. It's always odd to me to see blogs from places north of me and be reminded that my spring isn't everywhere.

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    1. Yep. Someday someone from here will be wondering about people who get temps above 70 degrees at night.

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  7. I love that first photo.........lovely

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  8. Minneapolis is lightly green with hope, and we got our last snow last week.
    :-)

    Spring cannot be trusted.

    Pearl


    p.s. Thank you so much for your kind words the other day. The (continuing) end of a marriage is a sad thing, and I hit rough patches here and there. People like you make it easier.

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    1. There are few things that can really be trusted, and Spring ain't one of them.

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  9. Spring is indeed a two timing time of year. I hated it when I rode motorcycles all the time, coming back somewhere at night and freezing my ferlenghetti off. I said, May stands for maybe. I also hate people who live further south than me and won't let me forget it. Just wait til global warming.

    A turn for the normal is the phrase of the week as far as I'm concerned. I'm still spinning.

    Here's hoping the new normal is better than the old one. Maybe there won't be normal. A new normalcy. Normish.

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    1. I've met the good Mr. Ferlinghetti twice, both by happenstance in the north beach area of his bookshop. An odd, quirky fellow, but quite the dresser, he turned me on to a hat store there in '70

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  10. Your winter lasts such a long time.

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