Two signs of spring

The buds on my lilac

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My heaving from winter

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Looks like Vesuvius coming up out there

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4 Responses to Two signs of spring

  1. Pothole season! But at least they aren’t filled with gallons of dirty slush or melted snow. I used to hate that early part of spring when the snow was melting and turning the landscape into mud. All it took was one truck speeding along and passing you to completely cover your car (or you) in muck.

    Lilacs, though…. I miss lilacs. We don’t see them as frequently in CA, probably because the summers are too dry for them.

    • Doug says:

      I think your winter was not great for precipitation either this year?

      • It was not. The state snow measuring guys said that we have only 25% of the normal snowpack we ought to have by now in the Sierras. We get a lot of water from snow melt, which normally continues all through the summer. This past year however, there were mountains that were bone dry on top until February, when we finally got some significant snow.

        I’ve noticed some people are ripping up their lawns and replacing them with xeriscaping, landscaping that needs little to no water to maintain. Lots of rocks, cactus, and other plants that are drought-resistant. Which is sad. I know we live in a naturally dry-desert-like area, but without the beds of petunias and impatiens this spring, the town looks very brown. 😦

  2. Spring 🙂 I know you are happy about it……spring is also here-it is warm and colourful, best time for our geocaching things 😉

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