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    Default Welcome to spring!

    At least the skies are still turning reliably. The vernal equinox is...today.


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    Good to see some signs of cheer in these times of stress.

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    Lots of daffodils, hyacinth, forsythia in bloom. Trees in bud, birds trying out their spring songs. Have to check out the state of the skunk cabbage in the wetter part of the woods--always a reliable indicator.

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    The doves have arrived at the farm , and they will nest in the pines .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strange Magic View Post
    Lots of daffodils, hyacinth, forsythia in bloom. Trees in bud, birds trying out their spring songs. Have to check out the state of the skunk cabbage in the wetter part of the woods--always a reliable indicator.
    As a college student working towards eventually getting a degree in botany, I am quite thrilled to hear that someone is paying attention to skunk cabbage!

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    Quote Originally Posted by adriesba View Post
    As a college student working towards eventually getting a degree in botany, I am quite thrilled to hear that someone is paying attention to skunk cabbage!
    Skunk cabbage, then the May apples and the Jack-in-the-pulpits. Also the advent of the spring peepers singing in the ponds and wetlands. We read in Russian literature about spring almost literally erupting overnight in a sudden burst in the steppe.

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    This week in my part of the UK we are having the finest weather of the year so far - in the current circumstances that seems like a cruel irony.
    '...a violator of his word, a libertine over head and ears in debt and disgrace, a despiser of domestic ties, the companion of gamblers and demireps, a man who has just closed half a century without a single claim on the gratitude of his country or the respect of posterity...' - Leigh Hunt on the Prince Regent (later George IV).

    ὃν οἱ θεοὶ φιλοῦσιν ἀποθνῄσκει νέος [Those whom the gods love die young] - Menander

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    Quote Originally Posted by elgars ghost View Post
    This week in my part of the UK we are having the finest weather of the year so far - in the current circumstances that seems like a cruel irony.
    I almost wish the weather was inclement to deter the dumbf***s who seem to think it's ok to sunbathe publicly during a lockdown. Never mind April/May showers will sort us out. Here's to bad weather...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeh375 View Post
    I almost wish the weather was inclement to deter the dumbf***s who seem to think it's ok to sunbathe publicly during a lockdown. Never mind April/May showers will sort us out. Here's to bad weather...
    Famous John Ruskin quote about weather:

    "Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather."

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    I believe wildlife is sensing the reduction in humanity outdoors. I've never seen so many birds in my backyard. And I heard another person in an Atlanta suburb saying he's witnessing an abundance of bees that he hasn't seen in years. It's too early for that here in the north but it'll be interesting to see what happens up here in another month.
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    Welcome to gloomy autumn in my hemisphere

    Good thing is bye bye nasty and humid summer
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    I recently became familiar with Le Sacre du Printemp and can't stop listening to it. Seems appropriate for this time of year, as does Carmina Burna​. Does anyone find themselves listening to certain pieces of music at certain times of year (other than Christmas music)? If so, what are your springtime pieces?

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    We had snow just days ago...
    'Listen, Mister god!
    Isn't it boring
    to dip your puffy eyes,
    every day, into a jelly of clouds?'

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