Spring is here!!!

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  • verbverb Posts: 7,919
    70° forecast for Thursday in SE Michigan! Woohoo! :smile:
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  • NotaSuvNotaSuv Posts: 2,708
    a sure sign Spring aka fire season is here. Today looking west from my front door..early start for Central Flcy2cgekvn1ei.jpg
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  • verbverb Posts: 7,919
    Wow! Pretty close to ya! Careful dude! :smile:

    BTW, never really though of Florida for fires like that. Interesting.
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,348
    Is it lightning strikes that cause those fires you speak of?
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,174
    It actually made it into the 70s today, and a little warmer tomorrow. Then back into the 60s for Friday and next week. Liking this 'spring' so far. :)
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  • John MegadethJohn Megadeth Posts: 2,177
    We have a high risk of baseball-sized hail, 70 mph wind gusts, and isolated tornados over the next several hours.

    Spring is indeed back in Texas.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,306
    gorgeous day here, but spring is still kind of a concept in Northern New England...

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  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,688
    In the next two days we are expecting up to 3" of rain. Yikes
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  • NotaSuvNotaSuv Posts: 2,708
    Tony M wrote: »
    Is it lightning strikes that cause those fires you speak of?

    there were 2 one was a prescribed burn that got I lil too big and the other was caused by a car fire they think....rainy season coming up and we see fires caused by lightning strikes then.....
  • NotaSuvNotaSuv Posts: 2,708
    verb wrote: »
    Wow! Pretty close to ya! Careful dude! :smile:

    BTW, never really though of Florida for fires like that. Interesting.

    its mostly brush, grass and palms nothing like out West but still a danger to homes, animals and people
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,306
    edited April 18
    Not that anyone asked :p but -- This is the worst time of year for brush fires in New England. The weather turns warm and dry, and there's lots of dead brush and foliage from the winter that's ready to burn as it dries out. In May and into June, it's pretty common to see small fires along the freeways up here.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,348
    edited April 18
    We've had Chickadees for a few weeks in this Bluebird house on this porch post left of the door. They are FAST! They can dive into that hole at 10 mph I believe. This guy decided to hang outside the hole long enough for me to get a good shot.

    My wife has a squirrel eating from her fingers now. :D I think it knows her car too. When she gets home at 5:30, the squirrel shows up to get a peanut or two. :D It's hilarious!

    I'm looking to see Chickadee babies any day now.
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  • verbverb Posts: 7,919
    66 right now in SE Michigan. Working from home today, next 4 days off, life is good! :smile:
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  • verbverb Posts: 7,919
    Day off today. Just had lunch with the Mrs at a new Vietnamese restaurant. Running a few errands.

    73° today! Life is good!
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  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,688
    edited April 23
    Gazebo furniture out, pool furniture out front porch café set out. We decided not to install the roof of the gazebo just yet so we could enjoy the sun. Outdoor speakers set up and tested. Pool, look like hulk died in it. I will be getting up and running probably this weekend. We had 2 meals outside yesterday!! BBQ super clean (there is no way I'm cleaning it when it's -anything outside) All dog droppings picked up after a very long winter, nasty a$$ stuff.
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,560
    Heading out on the boat this afternoon, 80deg here by late afternoon
    Yay springtime by the lake!
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,348
    edited April 24
    They're starting to bloom. :p
    We've got perfume in the air now. :)
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,560
    Beautiful Tony
    love climbing plants on houses - my wife does not - we don't have any
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,348
    edited April 24
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Beautiful Tony
    love climbing plants on houses - my wife does not - we don't have any

    I used to not like them because of SPIDERS. :s

    But if you spray insect and spider control stuff, you won't see hardly a one. :D

    I'm really shocked no birds have nested in either vine yet. They're pretty thick and have depth this year. Maybe there's still time.

    I bought these vines from a flea market for like 5.00 or 7.50 each. They were about 2' tall. Here's a pic from years ago. May of 2014. I remember we had a severe freeze a year or two ago and we cut all the dead off. There were about 5 vines that looked ok for each trellis but it looked skimpy and we hoped they would survive. Survive they did! :D I just read the other day these ( Confederate) Star Jasmine vines are really tough. I also read they're easy to grow if you give them something to grow on. It's that easy they said. I don't have a green thumb but have had good luck with the vines and my Japanese Maples and crape Myrtles too. There's a little green Japanese Maple I've had for MANY years and it's barely grown 2 ft. since I planted it. I believe an old Cedar tree near it was sucking water from it. We had the Cedar cut down 1 1/2+ years ago I think and this little guy is the FULLEST and healthiest it's ever been. Maybe it will get all the water it needs now. Oh, there was also a Dogwood AND a 30' Pecan tree near it that was probably sucking water from it too. Here they are just on the other side of the sidewalk.
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    The little Japanese Maple that could... :D AFTER the big trees were cut down!
    It's on the right. you can barely see it! Scrawny little thing for years and years!
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    May 2014

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    Here it is today... :D
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    It's sure nice to plants things and watch them grow over the years.

    I get why older people take up gardening and landscaping, it's makes time slow down a bit for the seasons to do their thing with Mother Nature.

    The Ravens were squawking again in the back field at a Hawk or Owl again. But I couldn't see through the thicket to tell.

    Blue Jays will squawk like crazy at a snake

    Mocking birds will squawk like crazy at a cat or a snake too.

    Squirrels will let every living thing in the neighborhood know when there's a Hawk above and it happens to see it before something dies. It's amazing after the alert squirrel does its alarming chatter, you can hear a pin drop in your neighborhood. :D B) AMAZING stuff.



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  • verbverb Posts: 7,919
    Kinda a blah weather day today. 48 overcast, with possible snow tomorrow! WTF? :smile:
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,183
    Clear and damn near twice that here in Texas. Lsaf is calling...
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,560
    In TN for a mini vacation at Dollywood. 73 deg :smile:

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  • verbverb Posts: 7,919
    Man I love the Smoky Mountains! :smile:
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 3,560
    I’m not riding that though. It’s the only one I truly think I would lose my mind on.

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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,046
    There talking snow in Wisconsin and Northern Iowa, we are even going to get some snow flurries tonight with a low of 28 degrees, I'm glad I didnt plant the tomatoes yet, they say 2nd week in May is the best time.
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,601
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    There talking snow in Wisconsin and Northern Iowa, we are even going to get some snow flurries tonight with a low of 28 degrees, I'm glad I didnt plant the tomatoes yet, they say 2nd week in May is the best time.

    Never plant tomato's until after mothers day my friend.

    joecoulson wrote: »
    I’m not riding that though. It’s the only one I truly think I would lose my mind on.

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    Dude I'd be all over that …...
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,348
    verb wrote: »
    Kinda a blah weather day today. 48 overcast, with possible snow tomorrow! WTF? :smile:

    SNOW AGAIN!? Dang Dave...
    My wife and I are working on the mulch replacement and working on getting a tan now.
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,348
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    There talking snow in Wisconsin and Northern Iowa, we are even going to get some snow flurries tonight with a low of 28 degrees, I'm glad I didnt plant the tomatoes yet, they say 2nd week in May is the best time.

    Never plant tomato's until after mothers day my friend.

    joecoulson wrote: »
    I’m not riding that though. It’s the only one I truly think I would lose my mind on.

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    Dude I'd be all over that …...

    My luck...the ride would shoot skyward and the restraining cable would break and I'd go flying off the tower and towards the clouds!!! :s

    I can't see myself riding that ride either. I think I have 1 life to go now so I better not take any wild chances. ;)
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  • verbverb Posts: 7,919
    Tony M wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    Kinda a blah weather day today. 48 overcast, with possible snow tomorrow! WTF? :smile:

    SNOW AGAIN!? Dang Dave...
    My wife and I are working on the mulch replacement and working on getting a tan now.

    Yep. Unusual for SE Michigan for sure. But heck, I keep looking forward to spring! :smile:
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,174
    In the 70s here, and same forecast for the rest of the week. Tuesday is the last day I work, so I can soon start working on my tan. :)

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