Spring Has....Sprung?

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  1. Jim L.

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    I realize with climate change, Spring has been coming earlier and earlier. That said, today is January 6, 2019.

    I went to recover the trash can from the road this morning and what do I see? Spring onions and sweet pea. I mean what gives?!?...

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    Sorry about the angles being wonky.
     
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    We're having a strangely warm few days here also, but no plants or grass growing. We have another deer season toward the end of this week so I'm hoping it cools back down. On the upside, it's good to slow down on the firewood consumption for a short time.
     
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    I should be seeing some green here,in about 4 months:(.....
     
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    Yup! Same here. Today is in the high 40's here & I have been outside a few times around the house. Just wearing a t-shirt & jeans. IN JANUARY! :eek:

    Unseasonably warm this winter. I suspect February and March won't be so kind, though. :(
     
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    Our winter up here in PA has been cattywompus. 40s, 20s, 40s, 10s, snow storm, rain, rain, rain.
     
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    1546796200516138805750327726379.jpg And the view from the fire tower (aka my back deck lol) looks like a brisk September day. Or at least what september looked like when I was a kid, anyhow.
     
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    Strange you mention deer @Crusher0032. Another trash related thing, the other night I was putting a bag of it in the big can and loudly dropped the lid.

    A big russeling came from some bushes and seven deer came flying passed by me at about 20 feet. The last one stopped for about 1 second and looked me right in the eye before leaping God knows how far away.

    My son started singing "Grandpa got run over by a reindeer ". I laughed my butt off.
     
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    A cool sunny 60 degrees drive home with windows cracked. Breathing fresh brisk air
     
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    It's 64 here as I write this and there is a bit of green coming up here as well.
     
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    Cattywompus is right!

    We're supposed to get down to 12° tonight. I haven't worn a coat hardly all week.
     
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    Yep, I hear you. It's pretty much been hoodie weather other than Friday night.
     
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    Today is the first time in week that I've not been wearing shorts. Then as @Metaldog said there's February and March.
     
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    Supposed to be 10 below by Saturday 394F7276-C579-4E54-BC95-91FF7F448208.jpeg
     
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    It’s not spring, yet, here in SE Texas. There’s a lot of trickster plants out there that try to mislead you, but you can believe Carolina Jasmine. When you see its nice pretty yellow blossoms you know it’s spring and there is no sign of Carolina Jasmine.

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    I love climate change.
     
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    Anywhere else gets a short heatwave it is called”climate change”. We have been getting consistently longer winters and shorter summers. I am told that is just”weather” and I am just a “denier”.
     
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    Yep grass is growing. No fair having to cut firewood and grass, wahh haa ha lol.
     
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    HA! i was wearing shorts and a t-shirt this weekend outside taking the christmas tree to the curb and other things and i wasn't even cold..... i told my wife if i wanted this weather i'd move to KY.... she didn't think that was funny....

    i agree... i think the seasons are shifting or something.... i hate this winter in fall, fall in winter temperatures.... after a HOT summer i was wanting a COLD winter....
     
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    I used to work with a fellow that would get very upset with me about my veiws on climate change. This man would get truley redfaced angry every time I shot down one of his arguments.

    I remember how he was spouting off one day about how the ice is melting and that we better go see the glaciers before they're gone. He didn't care about the fact about how the climate change researchers that were smuggly crusading to Antarctica were stuck in ice many, many miles further out than they were predicting.


    "An Inconvenient Truth" was a blue movie for this guy. .......He was also voted "Most likely to go Postal".
     
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    I am a firm believer in Climate Change. I believe God designed it that way. Like the seasonal changes the whole climate changes on a cyclical curve. t is well documented. I just don't believe man has anything to do with it. It was changing before man was even here.
     
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    ^^^^^ This ^^^^^

    My sentiments exactly.
     
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    Winter is coming. But apparently not in my area......

    Freezing rain/ice storm last night.
    It's barely 10am and we are already up to 43°.
     
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    Why doesn't anyone talk about how much carbon wildfires, oh and volcanoes are contributing to the atmosphere.
    It doesn't really matter in the scheme of it.
     
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    I have mosquitoes and flies out already by the way as well, very early.
     
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    My mosquitoes never really stopped.
     
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    It was 59 here the other day (at 6240 feet altitude).
     
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    The climate is definitely changing, for whatever reason. I have mentioned before, that we have spring flowers that don't bloom until summer, and fall flowers blooming in the spring, and things of that nature. Huge rains like we have never had before, etc.

    I was plowing snow a couple of days ago. It was raining out.
     
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    Monday, right? That rain was nasty. 1/4" of ice built up on my entire truck. Now we're back into single digits up here though. Weather seems to be bi-polar in my neck of the woods lately.
     
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    Signs of Spring are very obvious here in the South of England. I put a photograph of this old rifled muzzle loader in the Random Photographs section of the Forum, and I've just noticed how these views show the Daffodils growing next to the gun are far advanced.
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    Is that a "for sale " sign behind the gun?
     
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    the science teacher at school and i were just talking about all this-he's telling me about how global warming has led to not only hotter but also longer summers, as it takes longer to cool down from summer into fall. this seems to be shifting fall and winter later and later....which is odd for me to think about, since i definitely connect the weather of the seasons to the amount of daylight-and it's just all out of sync now!!
     
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    The ticks seem to wake back up on the warm days this year! I'm in western NC and I had a couple crawling on me when it got up around 60 the past few weeks. :mad:
     
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    It is, yes Jim, but because of the photograph angle it's misleading. The For Sale sign refers to Eggs, Milk and other farm products for sale in the little shop attached to the Farm premises. It's a common practice over here, Farmers selling direct to the public.
     
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    @Jim L. look at it from this angle, if it never freezes this year you won’t have to finish the greenhouse. :54:
     
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    It calls to me... It tasks me... ....then there's the wife tapping her foot asking "When are you going to finish my green house :12: ?" :4:
     
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    We have milder Winters and shorter Summers here in NE Ohio. <120 frost-free days last summers,. Hard to grow summer crop like tomatoes and cucumbers.
     
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    @TAHAWK , some of the best tomatoes in the union are grown in SE Ohio. A Belpre, Ohio tomato plus a Vidalia onion equals the best mater sammitch in God's country. :dblthumb:

    Interesting purple and blue (?) Heirlooms are grown in Marietta just north of that. OMG, the yellow and sweet corn.... ooooh. Yes, my Uncle is a farmer in Washington County. Durn, now I'm hungry :rolleyes:.
     
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    If I was not clear, I am not in SE Ohio. I am about 160 miles north of Marietta, and within range of breezes blowing across the post-Winter waters of Lake Erie well into mid-May. Also, we get substantially less sunlight than NW Ohio or the Marietta area. Corn, being a grass, is less sensitive to the cooler, darker weather. But, given the crap in the markets all year now, it's real tomatoes I pine for. Couple of years ago, we had a 25F night May 28 and hard frost August 14. That's 75 frost-free days. Not Marietta.
     
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    Sorry, @TAHAWK . No, you were clear. I was just reminiscing. My mother was born in Belpre, and we lived there for a time while my father was in Viet Nam. I realize about frost lines and what a difference geographic location means. Last winter, we had an ice storm come through. The next county had a few inches of snow.

    Belpre tomatoes are still the best, though. :4:
     
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    That's really pretty green stuff coming up there in GA. No spring in sight here yet. We're getting a very nice, wet winter and it's really welcome. Snow on the mountains, rain in the desert, mud everywhere. We love it!
     
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    @gila_dog , I'll take the rain, mud and skeeters over a fire watch or ban any day. Our springs have been coming earlier as ever before to my recolection. To me, a portent of spring would be when the pines drop their pollen. Last few years that's been in February. 'Swear I saw some pollen cones in a few of the trees.
     
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    I did see some...

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    These didn't drop. Probably a squirrel knocked 'em down.
     
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    Wind Chill -4 F. Ah, Spring!
     
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    We haven't even really seen winter here yet. Still waiting. I'm sure we'll get hit eventually, but it sure is weird having clear roads in January. I'll bet my city's plow budget will be WAY under-used this year, which means next year we'll have a ridiculously snowy winter and they'll have reduced the plow budget, because they're idiots at city hall. ;)
     
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    I remember the snow drifts, tunneling, snow forts yada yada.

    We had this sled that was made from stamped steel calked a snow wing. 'Looked like the hood from a '34 ford.
     
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    Here in VA it's been pretty mild... I'm guessing it'll be an early spring.... seeing Hawks chase chase each other around...lots of eagles...but who knows?? Still February....
     
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    20190216_121135_Film3.jpg this was yesterday . Western CT .Small patch that gets alot of sunlight.
     
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    It is amazing how different the climate can be in a relatively short distance from one place to another. Many years ago I was staying in a town for work that was about 80 miles or so east of my home. It was late fall and there was frost every morning, and it was cold out. On Friday, on our way home, it started warming up. Then we saw a stretch of land with green grass and trees budding! Got closer to home, and we had snow on the ground.:33:

    I mentioned this to my dad, who had grown up in that area, and he said that the growing season there was a month or so longer than where we lived. And always had been. Somehow, that 20 mile or so stretch must get a warm air current from the south? Or something?
     
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    Strange hearing tales of unseasonabl warmth. Up here last year was the longest winter in over a decade and this year has had more snow than just about as long. We’re bracing to see our spring onions come up in May.
     
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    And here I am .Few hours away with almost zero snow!
    Alot of ice this year .ALOT of rain. If we saw 30in total this year I'd be shocked
     
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