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05-12-2008, 08:32 PM
I know its spring and rapidly approaching summer but the only thing around here that feels spring are all the storms. This time last year we had already made 3 trips to the sandbar and I had a pretty good tan going! But this year it has been so wet and nasty outside time has been very limited.
I sure wish the rain would stop so that I could enjoy the great outdoors before the heat and mosquitoes move in. Anyone able to enjoy their spring? How are the gardens going? Got big Memorial Day weekend plans?
05-12-2008, 08:43 PM
05-13-2008, 01:43 AM
Well, Springtime here usually means rain, rain, rain. But, we have been having lovely weather here the past few weeks...the forecast is still pretty good, too, for the coming week.
The Seasons in Holland are, on the whole, not as distinct as in parts of the States, like Missouri for example, and sometimes I miss that. But, I don't miss the tornadoes, I can tell ya that!
05-24-2008, 11:09 AM
Well when it's not raining here lately weather has been cool to cold .( 30's to high 60's a few 70's in there) It 's supposed to warm up next week I guess.
My daffodils were here and gone already and the tulips also..I already cut a batch of rhubarb, the asparagus has been up for about a month .They are all on south side of house so come up early every yr.
and my ferns are waist high already..must be the ground here everything grows big
and the skeets are back, gnats are crazzy this yr , we have little black flies that are rare up here this yr they bite.
Theres a hawk that's been raiding the nests in the trees by the river ..crows are chasing them away ..then the little birds chase the crows ..the circle of life is amazing. I love watching all the wildlife back there.
05-24-2008, 01:14 PM
Aside from the biting bugs, it sounds really lovely, Lilly.
05-24-2008, 08:29 PM
Its funny to hear how things are just now up there. We had that kind of weather in late March this year. Now that its late May we are already into summer it seems. I think we had one nice week of 'real' spring weather. Between the constant rain and the long lasting outbreak of severe weather I think we were gypped. Oh well, I will take this over a tornado any day.
05-24-2008, 08:38 PM
Lily, aside from the bugs and critters, your place sounds lovely with the fresh asparagus growing in your yard. Lucky you! I love asparagus.
We really had very little spring weather here in SW Florida. We have pretty much warm weather throughout the year except for maybe experienced a little chill here and there in March. Feb was actually warm this year. Springtime was shortlived when living in Maryland...Seemed to go from winter to summer.
07-24-2008, 04:42 AM
christy have you guys put in a basement or underground area where you can escape the tornados if one does come thru. I was watching dateline the other night and they were talking about all the Tornados that the states will start experiencing due to global warming. If you don't have one when will you have one. http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_34_4.gif (http://nbjmp.com/click/?s=42257&c=2370&subid=smiley)
07-24-2008, 06:53 AM
This seemed like an odd thread to start posting in in July. I expected pictures of flowers, not tornado-talk.
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