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Ten Ways I Can Tell There Is Going To Be an Early Spring

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by firebroad, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. firebroad

    firebroad Minister of Fire

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    1. The crocuses are in full bloom!
    2. The daffodils are ten inches tall, and in bud.
    3. The cat is shedding. A lot.
    4. The skunks are mating. Phew.
    5. The stinkbugs are waking up. I have found 2 staggering around the living room looking for coffee.
    6. The birds are checking out the birdhouse in my back yard.
    7. The groundhogs, whether they see their shadows or not, are nosing around.
    8. The geese have returned to the meadow.
    9. The fish are returning to the streams.
    10. Men are itching to fish.

    --What signs have you observed?

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  2. Stump_Branch

    Stump_Branch Minister of Fire

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    Im scratching to wade in morgans run for some trout...
  3. firebroad

    firebroad Minister of Fire

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    Let me know when dinner is. ;-)
  4. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Actually, today this is what I'm observing. :smirk:

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  5. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep, still winter here (albeit, mild). Nothing blooming or growing (except my anticipation of spring) at this point.
  6. Delta-T

    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    when y'all see me at the Walmarts in my mankini you'll know its spring. nuff said.
  7. firebroad

    firebroad Minister of Fire

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    Oh my. Pictures?

    On second thought... :bug:
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    jimbom Combustion Analyzer

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    Thread killer.
  9. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    NOOOOOOOO
  10. Delta-T

    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    who you kiddin...everyone knows you gots one too. ;-) ....well, they do now anyways.
  11. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    No pictures exist, therefore it never happened.
  12. Delta-T

    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    I dont know what the big deal is....I sorta picture myself as Tarzan....with suspenders added to my loincloth. I just wish this look would catch on. I have great idear for suspender kiosks.
  13. firebroad

    firebroad Minister of Fire

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    OMG

    I just looked one of these things up.

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  14. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    You just HAD to, didn't ya? :sick:
  15. Delta-T

    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    SEE! Tarzan...with suspenders! Tell me that doesn't say "Springtime" all over it.
  16. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    I think Delta's shows a bit more of his Merkin than those ones
  17. GAMMA RAY

    GAMMA RAY Minister of Fire

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    I just threw up a lil bit in my mouth......just a lil..... :shut: :lol:
  18. rottiman

    rottiman Minister of Fire

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    Yup, signs of spring..................we're down to about 2 1/2 feet of snow in the bush. We've been able to see pavement on the road for more than 2 days. We're only supposed to get 4" of snow tomorrow. and last but not least, it is only supposed to drop down to +2 degrees F tonight. LOL
  19. Delta-T

    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    this is a sign of early spring?? odd.
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Seriously thinking about euthanizing this thread. :-/
  21. Delta-T

    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    I've heard of this "snow" you talk about.....never seen it though. I'll go crazy if I have to keep looking at all this brown grass, and brown trees. Its just too much brown. I could go for some snow to cover it up, or spring just needs to be here already...enough of the brown-ness. I dont even have a sad grey pile of snow, with random garbage frozen in it, to kick over here.
  22. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    WMUR says 6-10" across NH tomorrow.
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    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    I heard the conk-a-reeee of a red winged black bird this morning.
    Didn't see it, just heard it, and another way off in the distance.
    That usually is a sign of Spring here.
    A bit early.

    The wild crocuses are blooming and the daffodils are just starting to push up, but I'm in Ma.
  24. GAMMA RAY

    GAMMA RAY Minister of Fire

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    1. I know it is almost spring because those lil friggin chipmunks are fiddling around a lot outside....one scared the crap outta me the other day when I was outside....ok I was partaking in a nice cigar....he still scared me...he ran in between my legs... :mad:

    2. I know it is almost spring because my parrot Freeway is starting to molt...(he loses his feathers and grows new ones)....that is a time that I dread because 4 years ago he broke a new blood feather on Good Friday and he was bleeding to death and I had to take him to the vet....
    Lazer surgery and 300 bucks later he was fine.....but he was a repeat offender and broke another one the year later.....I have my eye on him let me tell ya... >:-(

    3. I do not say it is officially spring till the "spring peepers" start peeping...that is usually late March...near my Birthday... :)
    I love them peepers...
  25. taxidermist

    taxidermist Minister of Fire

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    In Mi its goes like this for me....

    Sand hill cranes

    red wing black birds

    wood cock

    turkey buzzards

    Blue birds checking out houses.

    So far I have only seen the first 2

    The robins and blue birds have been wintering around here for the last 5 years so we really dont go by them anymore.

    Rob

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