Spring Fever!!

  1. ok, i know many of you have had a hard winter, and i'm terribly sorry........it must suck to have so much snow and ice! and in a normal nw winter, we have endless weeks of cold rain, alternating with fog, low clouds, and ice......not a good combination for seasonal-affective sufferer like me. but for some reason, we almost haven't even had winter this year---very little rain, no snow, and only one ice storm---and we are anticipating temps in the 70s next week!! yippppppeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!! :hatparty:

    spring fever actually struck back in january, right around my birthday when it was an unheard-of 68 degrees for a couple of days.......then in february, we had a string of dry, sunny days with temps in the 50s and low 60s. i know we're going to pay dearly come summer, because there's practically no snow in the mountains and unless we get huge amounts between now and the end of april, there will be water shortages and electric rates will go sky-high. but oh, this weather is soooooo great for my mood........i've had almost no winter depression, and i'm usually in the pits at this time of the year.

    in fact, right now i'm looking out my picture window at trees that are already budding, the daffodils along the driveway are in full bloom, and even the hydrangeas, geraniums, rhododendrons, and the bleeding-hearts are coming back to life. it's almost time to start clearing out the strawberry beds and the flower garden.....i can practically feel the moist packed soil squshing between my fingers and smell the heavenly aromas of fresh dirt and new plants on the balmy air.

    so, even though spring won't be here officially for another 2 weeks, i'm going to celebrate early.......and if spring is nearly here, can summer be far behind?

    welcomespring!!!!!
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   jnette
    Count me in oon the Spring Fever Giddyness, Marla ! Nothing in the world can compare to that feeling ! :Melody: :Melody:

    Most of our snow and ice melted off today, and it's supposed to be in the 60's tomorrow. Our daffies, too, are up along the house foundation, and while not yet in full bloom, their little closed, golden heads will soon open up to reveal their shining, happy faces !

    Wooohoooooooo !!! ENJOY !!!
  4. by   leslie :-D
    it's cold and dismal here today but i don't mind, knowing spring will be here in 2 weeks. not only does mother earth bloom and flourish, but visions of dreams unrealized, hope for brighter days and warmth, not from just the sun but from one's heart in celebrating new opportunites and reveling in the glory around you. truly a time of rebirth.
  5. by   jnette
    Quote from earle58
    ... not only does mother earth bloom and flourish, but visions of dreams unrealized, hope for brighter days and warmth, not from just the sun but from one's heart in celebrating new opportunites and reveling in the glory around you. truly a time of rebirth.
    yeh boy !

    oh ye of flowery words....

    Lovely, Leslie.. loved it. :kiss
  6. by   Roy Fokker
    I'm about sick and tired of this blasted winter already. :stone

    Sorry for the not-so-cheery mood. But this weather is really starting to **** me off....
  7. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from Roy Fokker
    I'm about sick and tired of this blasted winter already. :stone

    Sorry for the not-so-cheery mood. But this weather is really starting to **** me off....
    loved your flowery words too. :flowersfo
  8. by   VivaLasViejas
    I love the way you put things, Leslie!!

    But, we've all gotta admit it: Roy does get to the point.
  9. by   jnette
    Quote from earle58
    loved your flowery words too. :flowersfo

    bahaha !!!

    Cute, Leslie. :chuckle

    Sorry, Roy. Gotta love Buffalo !


    Spring WILL arrive for you as well.. we'll just get to enjoy it a whole lot sooner. We'll be sure to rub it in, too.

    Heading to bed now.. going to see my kiddos tomorrow.. and the new pup !

    Wooot !
  10. by   Roy Fokker
    You guys crack me up :chuckle
  11. by   fluffwad
    [QUOTE=Roy Fokker]I'm about sick and tired of this blasted winter already.

    Me too................I'm in the snow belt in Ohio. Got a foot of the stuff on the ground right now and doing the 'spring cleaning' is the only thing that is keeping me (almost) sane.
  12. by   weetziebat
    Quote from mjlrn97
    and in a normal nw winter, we have endless weeks of cold rain, alternating with fog, low clouds, and ice......but for some reason, we almost haven't even had winter this year---very little rain, no snow, and only one ice storm---and we are anticipating temps in the 70s next week!! yippppppeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!! :hatparty:
    in fact, right now i'm looking out my picture window at trees that are already budding, the daffodils along the driveway are in full bloom, and even the hydrangeas, geraniums, rhododendrons, and the bleeding-hearts are coming back to life.
    welcomespring!!!!!
    yes, indeedy, marla - isn't it great??? i love it. know we'll pay come summer, but having such a mild winter has been wonderful. everything in the yard is starting to bloom and it looks fantastic. woo! hoo!
  13. by   VivaLasViejas
    Today was just delightful..........a bit chillier than predicted, but still sunny and gorgeous!! I put up our Easter decorations this afternoon, which are nowhere near as elaborate as our 4th of July or Halloween displays, but enough to give the world notice that we are in SPRING mode now.
  14. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Actually I find that lack of moisture and precip very concerning myself, Marla. We are in for a toublesome summer, rife with brush/forest fires, I am afraid.

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