Monday, February 22, 2016

How's the Weather Your Way?

by Patricia Bradley

Remember last year?


I don't know about you, but I did not want another winter like last year's, and earlier this month, I was ecstatic to hear Punxsutawney Phil say we'd have an early Spring. 

But after a couple of weeks of below temps and a few snow flakes in North Mississippi, I thought the groundhog had missed the mark. But then we had two days of sixties and I decided to walk around my block. As I turned the corner, I almost fainted. There on the side of the street was:

 
And on the next block this greeted me:

 
I fairly danced back home. Along the way were other signs that Punxsutawney Phil might have been right! Green grass and the wild honeysuckle bush next door had blooms. You remember it from last year:
 
Well, this is it this year--a few of the blooms are just about to open! 
 
So how is the weather in your area? Are YOU ready for Spring?

18 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos, Patricia. Here in Charlotte, we've been in the 60's the past couple of days, it's felt nice. Unfortunately it's short lived as rain and cooler temperatures are in our forecast. I'm so ready for spring!

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    1. I hope you don't get snow! I am so ready for spring, too.

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  2. Daffodils are my favorite flowers, and for just this reason. They're such a welcome note of cheer that spring is here. I've seen buds swelling and daffodil leaves coming up here in the high country of Arizona.

    Back in Alaska, the daffodils won't bloom until May, but they will receive an enthusiastic welcome. I once planted tulips on the north side of the house under a thick mulch, and they bloomed in July. Happy Spring.

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    1. Daffodils...we call them buttercups in Mississippi. :-) I now understand there are actually flowers named that and they aren't daffodils. Happy Spring to you, too.

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  3. Lovely spring photos. Here in Tucson we've had beautiful weather for over a week. I'm happy since my family visited from the Northwest and were loving their week here. But part of me is afraid to unwrap my pipes from our beastly cold January in case the groundhog wasn't right.

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    1. You know, there might be something to that groundhog! At least I hope so! Hope you don't get any bad weather, although we actually have snow forecast for
      Wednesday. lol

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  4. Like Jill said above, here in Charlotte, NC we've been in the 60's lately, but that's going to change. Our winters here aren't typically that bad, at least not from my perspective since I'm originally from N.Y.C. I'm really looking forward to Springtime too. I want the longer days and the warmer weather and the beautiful blooms. Thanks for sharing your harbingers of Spring.

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    1. NYC...I'd love to visit there in the Spring! But not the winter. And longer days are on their way.

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  5. Weird weather here in the Northwest. I woke up yesterday morning to a frost everywhere and a gorgeous sunrise - the makings of a lovely day. Within about an hour it warmed up and started raining. And not just rain, but a torrential downpour. This morning it's sunny again. We are living up to our unpredictable NW weather rep lately! Can't wait for spring!

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    1. That's the only reason I haven't up and moved to Washington or Oregon...the rain. Otherwise it's such a wonderful place to live.

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  6. Love your pictures! So spring-y. The daffodils always make my heart happy. My weather here in TN has been fairly warm but foggy. When it gets right up to the windows, I can't see that there's a town down below so it's kind of eerie yet magical too. Like being in a cocoon or a writing bubble.

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    1. You're not so far from me, Leigh. I need to make my way up there soon...well, April anyway. Yeah, I like to see that magical thing that happens there...except when I'm driving!

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  7. Summer here. :)
    We’re in the middle of a late-summer heatwave at the moment, so I can’t complain about the weather. Well, maybe a few degrees COOLER would be nice!

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    1. I can't wait to say, maybe a few degrees COOLER would be nice!

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  8. Wet, wet, wet on the Oregon coast! We're supposed to have a sunny week, but right now we're under a marine layer and the state of Washington has disappeared. (If anybody out there writes paranormal, doesn't that sound like a story?) Oh, well. Good writing weather. Stormy is in my lap, and Claire is on my futon. Life is good - wet or not.

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  9. You are so right, Muriel. Life is good - wet or not. God has been convicting me about all the murmuring I do about the cold and wind. :-)

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  10. We had a lovely weekend in the 50's but spring still feels a ways off (especially since they are talking more snow this week!) I love love love spring, though and can't wait for it to get here. It's gotta show up sometime!!

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  11. We've had the mildest winter I can ever remember, so I'm worried about spring. Like Amy, I love love love it, but I'm afraid every year it won't come, that we'll just go straight from winter to summer.

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