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Are you seeing any signs of Spring, jellies?

Asked by Jude (31977 points ) March 1st, 2010

Old Man Winter… make it stop!

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Cruiser's avatar

Yeah the Robbins have been back for weeks now and we are tapping the Maple trees as we speak! Yeah Spring!!

gailcalled's avatar

I am happy that I could drive down the driveway after being stuck in house since Thurs. night.

The robins that are hanging around now, given the huge amount of snow, are probably the ones that winter here.

holden's avatar

I live on the central California coast. Winter? What is this “winter?”

softtop67's avatar

Yeah seems the Gov’t wants me to donate more money to Goldman Sachs. Happens every April

njnyjobs's avatar

There’s more daylight now and it’s getting brighter much earlier…. at least thru March 14, then DST kicks-in and it’ll be darker again for a few weeks.

Dr_Dredd's avatar

Not really. We got 8 inches of snow last Friday, and my car got stuck in a snowbank. :-(

Ltryptophan's avatar

Robins hanging out, damn transients.

Jude's avatar

I’ll be posting photos here from Southwestern Ontario.

Yes, I’m excited. It’s been a long winter.

Val123's avatar

YES!!

(photobucket sucks worse and worse everyday….)

Symbeline's avatar

Totally feels like Spring today.

But that’s just a facade, it happens every year. I’m expecting at least another surprise three weeks of 20 below zero Winter.

gailcalled's avatar

@Val123: That female cardinal in need of hair gel cheered me up. I needed that since we are expecting more snow on Wed.

janbb's avatar

Saw my first robins yesterday on my walk and there are actually patches of ground showing today through the white!

Val123's avatar

@gailcalled My goodness. MORE snow? You need to post in that “What makes you lose all hope?” question!

MissAusten's avatar

I’m trying to ignore any signs of spring because I know we’re in for at least one more snow storm and a lot of cold days. I hate the pre-spring teaser days because they make the rest of the icky days even worse!

That being said, I’ve seen big groups of robins hanging around my yard and I have some rather confused daffodils that are determined to grow in spite of the snow and cold.

On the subject of robins, I learned recently that many of them don’t really migrate. They don’t fly off to avoid the cold, they fly to wherever they can find dried fruit and seeds. They might stay all year even if it’s very cold and snowy, as long as they can find food. Once the weather warms up and bugs come back, they eat those instead. It kind of made me mad to learn that seeing robins in February doesn’t really mean spring is coming any sooner. :(

gailcalled's avatar

@Val123: Another sign of spring (and a mighty irritating one) is the arrival of the red-bellied woodpecker each morning at sunrise to pound on my cedar siding. It is like being awakened with a jackhammer downstairs.

Apparently, he can hear the rustle of insect larvae nesting in the cedar.

I, too, had seen the tips of the daffodil leaves protruding, but the snow plow dumped four feet of drifts on them.

TehRoflMobile's avatar

Mr. Bluesky , please tell us why… Sorry to whoever hates that song, but I felt like that the other day. Everybody was out, the sun was out, the birds were chirping. Woot!

Val123's avatar

@gailcalled Stupid bird!!

Dr_Dredd's avatar

I’ve noticed that my hibiscus is starting to bloom. I’ve kept it indoors over the winter, and it’s stayed alive but not produced any flowers. Now I’m starting to see flowers again. Usually I can bring it back outside around mid-April. Can’t wait!

Jude's avatar

Aren’t you lucky? ;-) (kidding) Here I am chatting about the weather (like a true Northerner). Celsius /Fahrenheit…Fahrenheit/Celsius.

Val123's avatar

Is it just me or is Fluther dogging really bad? All the other websites seem to be OK…..?

janbb's avatar

@Val123 By dogging, do you mean loading really slowly – cause it is for me.

mrentropy's avatar

57F and raining, here in Austin,TX. That’s kind of Spring-like. And Winter-like.

Yetanotheruser's avatar

It’s 39 F here and partly cloudy. Forecast for the 40’s and 50’s tomorrow and the next day, then some more snow. March is typically the snowiest month here in Colorado. Springtime in the Rockies!

Val123's avatar

@janbb REALLY slow….And craps out altogether sometimes, too!

knitfroggy's avatar

Yes! We have a gentleman that rides around on a bike in a mini skirt and various shiny tops. He is very, very tall, probably close to 6ft. 5in. and skinny as a rail, probably no body fat. He has long, dyed black hair and he always wears lots of makeup. Everyday during the spring and summer you can see him riding his bike and stopping occasionally to smoke. I wave and yell “HI Steve” out the window every time I see him, he always waves back. I saw him a few days ago, and I told my husband that spring was coming because I saw Steve out.

ChocolateReigns's avatar

Spring? What’s “Spring”? Up here in MN we don’t even hope for spring until it’s actually here (meaning 60 degrees and all the snow gone). Well that’s the normal people. I actually do crazy stuff like going for runs in jeans and a sweatshirt when it’s 35 and sunny. Hey, I might as well act like it’s spring when it should be!

citygrlincountry's avatar

The bird songs are starting to sound like spring—but still plenty of snow on the ground, and more coming.

toomuchcoffee911's avatar

I saw a robin today!... And then it dive-bombed a seed buried in the snow.

meagan's avatar

I’ve got wasps here already :(

Trillian's avatar

I just saw two Cardinals yesterday, but I was having an argument and I didn’t get the significance until just this minute!

gailcalled's avatar

@Trillian: A male and a female? That is a good sign. They are birds who court in a lovely way. I have seen a male cardinal pick up a sunflower seed and pass it to his mate’s beak.

We are starting to hear the very distinctive whistles. LIsten here; several different songs but all clear, loud, repetitive and imitable. One of the easiest birds to identify by ear.

http://www.birdjam.com/birdsong.php?id=3

Here after two days of melting. The tracks in the snow are of hungry deer who eat the dried crab apples. The lump in mid-foreground is a large rock.

Trillian's avatar

@gailcalled Yes as a matter of fact, now that you mention it. The were a courting pair. And for the past few days I’ve seen hawks riding the thermals. They were magnificent!

snowberry's avatar

Saw some sort of spring flowers poking their green tops out of the bare earth, with mounds of snow all around.

gailcalled's avatar

@Trillian: We have lots of red-tails and some sneaky Northern Harriers. Where do you live?

@snowberry; “some sort of spring flower” isn’t good enough. Can you describe? Were they little plants with tiny white bells, such as this?

Trillian's avatar

@gailcalled I moved here to Eastern Kentucky in 2003 after I got out of the Navy. I’m in the tri-state area, Ohio, WV, & KY.
I have hummingbirds, Jays, Bluebirds, Finches, Robins, Sparrows, and Mourning Doves. A couple times I saw an Eastern Towhee and a Brownheaded Cowbird.
We also have lots of Wild Turkeys, but they don’t come to my house. I find I can bear their absence quite cheerfully.
When I liven in gulfport, MS, and in Michigan it was my pleasure at any time to spot a Crane or Heron. I’ve seen only one since I’ve been here, but it flew alongside my car for a couple block lengths.
Near by I see and hear Woodpeckers and I hear Owls quite often, but seldom have the privilege of seeing one.

snowberry's avatar

@gailcalled I wasn’t really paying attention. I noticed what looked like it would turn out to be long green upright leaves. And a bud of two. I suspect it was daffodils, but I wouldn’t know.

Trillian's avatar

@gailcalled In northern Michigan, we had crocuses come up even before the daffs. I never saw the snowdrop before. Pretty.

snowberry's avatar

Oh, I remember, I did see some crocus buds in the bunch. So there.

tinyfaery's avatar

Rain. Sun. Rain. Sun. Yep. It’s March in L.A.

mrentropy's avatar

@Trillian It’s a sure sign of spring when Krokus comes around.

Yetanotheruser's avatar

@trillian Wild Turkey is a sure sign of spring—O you mean the bird, not the drink!

Jude's avatar

Birds were chirping outside my bedroom window this morning. Still quite chilly, but, it’s supposed to warm up by the end of the week. :)

Trillian's avatar

@mrentropy & @Yetanotheruser….y’all get off me!

mrentropy's avatar

@Trillian Awww. I thought we was rockin’ like Dokken :(

Trillian's avatar

@mrentropy I got it.I just never liked Krokus or Dokken. My little brother had a poster of Dokken on his wall and it always seemed to me one of the guys looked like he had been thwapped in the back of the head with a two by four just before the picture was snapped.
So your little double entendre went over like a Led Zeppelin! HAH! Neener neener neener on you!

J0E's avatar

I hear birds chirping!!!!!
10:56 AM Mar 1st via TweetDeck

gailcalled's avatar

This is why god invented capital letters. The difference between Wild Turkey and wild turkey is important.

Here we know it is spring when two males inflate themselves like a Led Zeppelin and bounce along the field while a troupe of docile and unliberated females follow them.

The males bob like helium balloons. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gall-dindi.jpg

janbb's avatar

@gailcalled I think you need to start a blog “From @gailcalled‘s farm”!

Jude's avatar

From early this aft..

mrentropy's avatar

@Trillian I can’t stand either one of them. It won’t stop me from punning, though!

And congrats on the zinger!

Trillian's avatar

@mrentropy Thanks! I’m here all week. Try the veal!

Jude's avatar

I see a ladybug crawling on the outside of my classroom window!

Yetanotheruser's avatar

The prairie dogs are out sunning themselves. The sure look skinny compared with just a few months ago!

TheOnlyException's avatar

I spent a full minute trying to figure out what on earth ‘Spring jellies’ were.. I need sleep

Yetanotheruser's avatar

Spring Jellies are those who stand in the sun, blinking, after months of hibernation at the computer.

janbb's avatar

@Yetanotheruser Sounds like a great idea!

Val123's avatar

@TheOnlyException Ha ha! Sounds like some sort of exotic oriental dessert, doesn’t it!

TheOnlyException's avatar

@Val123 haha! funnily enough food is what popped into mind :P

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