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Old 03-06-2008, 03:46 PM   #11
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Spring's near... yet so very very far away after our nice little ice storm we had.
It officially isn't spring until the buzzards are back in northeast Ohio.
That won't happen until the 15th of March. They return every year on
the 15th. Nobody knows why.
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Old 03-06-2008, 04:53 PM   #12
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It is still cold out here in E. Pa. but I saw the snapper turtle that makes his or her yearly trek across my lawn to reach the pond. This turtle is big, 2 feet across! I have seen him or her every year, since hubby and I lived in Pa, 1989. Also saw some Robins. I can hardly wait to see the usual Spring birds come back and photograph them and my flowers to start blooming. I am tired of cold, wet winter, drab scenery.
That is awesome... I am in E. Pa too. It has been unusually springy but I know we are not through winter yet. No turtles for me as I am in the city but it is nice to see the bulbs sprouting and the dayligt lingering a bit.
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Old 03-06-2008, 05:32 PM   #13
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She may be going farther than you would think to lay her eggs. The turtles with red markings are painted turtles or sliders.
Sliders , that is the one ! thanks!
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Old 03-06-2008, 06:25 PM   #14
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Around here, they call land turtles terrapins. They are not out, and the frogs aren't hollerin' yet either. The robins arrived two days ago, though. My mother, a big time bird enthusiast, always said robins were dumb.

We have cardinals and Carolina wrens all year round, but when the bluebirds and little house wrens show up, we'll know it's spring.
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Old 03-06-2008, 06:34 PM   #15
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LadyCook61,
Spring must be near somewhere but not Michigan LOL
We had 10 inches of snow yesterday morning and another 10 will fall tomorrow PM :(
I like the Lands End catalog showing swimwear and the birds and all the stuff but somewhere the Memo about changing seasons didn't get delivered.
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Old 03-06-2008, 06:35 PM   #16
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Awwwwww, Robins aren't dumb - they are sweethearts !
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Old 03-06-2008, 07:29 PM   #17
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We have robins year round here, they like the woods and the thickets. I did hear geese and I saw a red-winged black bird, so spring is not far off!! Of course the weather man is calling for 6-8" of snow tomorrow night into Sat. Figures, as Saturday is the Senior Ball!!
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Old 03-06-2008, 07:42 PM   #18
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We are spoiled here the past week has been so wonderful with warm sunshine...Even got out yesterday and planted a flat of purple and yellow pansies, the big double one..I love their pretty faces...Birds all over her and my hummingbird feeder got quite the work out..Nothing as sweet as a little hummer looking at you as it sips from the feeder..Love when they drink from the hose as I water..Since my dad loved them so, it makes me feel as if he is near.
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Old 03-06-2008, 08:40 PM   #19
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I like robins, too, but as far as being a sign of spring, they always get here a little to early.

We have a big snow coming in tomorrow, along with strong winds...we may have as much as 10 inches of "blowing and drifting snow." we have plenty of food, alcohol and toilet paper, and got some trees trimmed up on our side of the line last summer. Now we'll just keep our fingers crossed.
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Old 03-06-2008, 09:55 PM   #20
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I haven't seen any signs of spring yet, we're still pretty buried in snow...but I can feel and smell it just around the corner. I love the smell of spring.
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