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    The ground hog saw his shadow...6 more weeks of winter, which would mean 10 more weeks for us up here!

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    We have buds making on the trees so I think spring is close here. Sixty-five miles north snow filled ditches still.
     
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    Six more weeks?

    Hah! Don't make me laugh.

    Maybe in the tropical climes of Pennsylvania, Care.

    Twelve weeks more winter for us, more like

    Then?

    Eight weeks of Mud Season.

    Followed up by four weeks of something vaguely resembling summer, generaly lasting for a few days in July.

    You know what crocuses are?

    You know how they often bloom through the Spring snows of early April in most places in New England?

    I planted them on the north side of my home about ten years ago

    You know when they finally bloomed?

    July. I am seriously not kidding.

    They they looked around, realized that they were in the wrong place, and died never to rebloom again.

    Searsport's topography makes it subject to Southern winds coming straight over the Penobscot bay and off the ocean.

    Hence, in Spring, when most places are getting those first warm Southern breezes -- those joyous hargingers of Summer to come -- we're getting that Southern breeze, too.

    Only our Southern breezes are coming directly off the ocean...the still fridgid from winter ocean, first.

    I swear to God, between the Southern Breezes off that ocean, and the fact that my yard is slightly elevated over a pond, thus giving that yard an unobstructed horizon to the North for a mile or so, my back yard has a micro-climate aproximating the latitude of Irkutz.
     
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    We don't get buds here till late April to mid may on most trees (as example: My apple and wild plum trees blossom in April/May), by memorial day we will have leaves on most trees...it happens quickly, once it starts to happen

    We definitely fall in line with April showers bring May flowers though....(although it is not rain that brings the water for flowers, it is snow melt)

    many flowers are in bloom in May up here, especially wild flowers like the daisies and lupines of all varieties....on the hillsides or slopes or fields...

    lupines picture - Google Search
     
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    Normally I do not see the buds like are on the trees now here until about the third week of February or later.

    I noticed yesterday our wild daisies have started putting out green leaves under the dead grass in the field.
     
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    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! oh boy oh boy!!!!! lol

    I was saying it would be 10 more weeks for us, i hope it is not 12 weeks, though we did get snow last year the first week in April, so you could be right...

    You ain't that far from me in Searsport Ed, just on the otherside of penobscot bay....maybe that is why it is a bit colder for you....

    I don't remember mud season lasting 8 weeks? I thought it was about 4 weeks, if that...in fact, i was pretty happy that it wasn't as bad as locals had made it out to be last spring and you knowwwww we had a TON of snow last winter that melted...

    I guess I am lucky, the neighbors that own the 125 acres and 200 acres around me, always regrade my dirt road, very early spring so it is not muddy and solid as a rock....if i could only get them to do my driveway for free too!!!!

    The Black flies, that bite and i am allergic to is my one biggest concern...but "Deet-ifying" myself, helps.

    i don't have crocuses here, i bought the bulbs, haven't gotten around to planting them....but in massachusetts, i had them on the north side of my house, (the front) and they came out in march, yellow, purple and white, peeping out of the snow, each and every year...then came the forsythia yellow flowering bushes, then the tulips, then the daffodils, then the hostas, then the azalea bushes flower, then the bearded Iris, then the Bleeding heart, then the lilies.....i had it all downpat with a ton of perennials, supplementing with annuals...like pansies.

    This place is a jungle here....i have gotten tulips and lilies and hosta and azaleas (which have not flowered :( ), planted and some boxwood....but it is still as bare as bare can be...my only grace is that the wind brings the seeds of wildflowers to the garden which i know i will end up hating that once i get the flower gardens done.....like daisies pop up all over the place in my gardens and this other yellow flower?....even in the middle of my grass....same with marigolds...and of course the ever dreaded dandy lions....we just don't use chemicals to kill them here because our lot has a pond and the wildlife relies on it, so our front yard, is a sea of yellow flowers early spring, and clover...until the bunny rabbits come out and start feasting on it.

    oh, just found a pic....the apple and wild Plum bloom is mid may, not early may or april....damn, i got a LONG WAIT!


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    oh boy oh boy oh boy-----I wouldn't shed that winter fat just yet--looks liek your gonan need it. :lol:
     
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    Hey! who said there was winter fat on me, or that I was "Wearing my winter coat"? :D
     
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    I put zero faith in the ground hog anyway.

    This is Wisconsin. Two years ago my uncle mowed his lawn in December. Last winter and this winter it's been cold and snow starting in November, and I see no change in that in the 'near' future. So the weather is going to be what it's going to be regardless of whether or not the fat rodent sees his shadow.

    Screw the ground hog... :neutral:
     
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    I think it was me if I'm not mistaken. :lol:
     

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