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Spring Watch 2021

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1 hour ago, H2O said:

Its wild onion season!!!!!

There were blooming crocuses in the neighboorhod park I live adjacent to last week. Daffodil shoots everywhere too, and the snowdrops have came and went at this point.

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1 hour ago, Thanatos_I_Am said:

Gorgeous day. Winter needs to be over now. 

Time to turn the page on winter.  Amazing what a two day stretch like this does to your mental health.

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Snowdrops now going back from whence they came; crocuses sighted everywhere; daffodils emerging and in sunny yards, out.

Trees are getting ready too: noticeable budding, particularly on maples.

Took the fam down to Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary on the Patuxent River today, in southern Anne Arundel. I highly recommend it if you live within 45 minutes or so, great kid-friendly easy hikes and views.  

It was an interesting case study in the urban heat island.  Here in Silver Spring we have way more budding trees, compared to down there, which is about 15 miles south. The whole area down there is probably cooled by the water; my yard is heated by concrete, glass, asphalt, and of course the sewer network :-D

 

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15 hours ago, Paleocene said:

Snowdrops now going back from whence they came; crocuses sighted everywhere; daffodils emerging and in sunny yards, out.

Trees are getting ready too: noticeable budding, particularly on maples.

Took the fam down to Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary on the Patuxent River today, in southern Anne Arundel. I highly recommend it if you live within 45 minutes or so, great kid-friendly easy hikes and views.  

It was an interesting case study in the urban heat island.  Here in Silver Spring we have way more budding trees, compared to down there, which is about 15 miles south. The whole area down there is probably cooled by the water; my yard is heated by concrete, glass, asphalt, and of course the sewer network :-D

OMG, like a sudden explosion of budding over the past several days...and the red-flag criteria winds yesterday brought down an accumulation of those little buds all over the patios, yards and roofs. I know this is a necessary step, but ugh...what a mess.

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Finally going to rain tomorrow. Off and on for the next few days starting tomorrow, really. The last couple weeks of living in Goldsboro will likely be marked by sustained warmth.

I have started to move my postings to SouthernWx. That's where I will mainly be posting.

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15 minutes ago, vastateofmind said:

OMG, like a sudden explosion of budding over the past several days...and the red-flag criteria winds yesterday brought down an accumulation of those little buds all over the patios, yards and roofs. I know this is a necessary step, but ugh...what a mess.

Yep, sudden explosion is a good descriptor.  My lilac buds started to open slightly especially with the upper 70s last week for a day.  I'm sure the chillier weather the next few days will stunt it slightly but 6-10/8-14 day outlooks by NOAA all feature AN temps -- no slowing spring down!

Also notice my eyes itching/tearing the last few days.  Allergy szn.

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41 minutes ago, nj2va said:

Yep, sudden explosion is a good descriptor.  My lilac buds started to open slightly especially with the upper 70s last week for a day.  I'm sure the chillier weather the next few days will stunt it slightly but 6-10/8-14 day outlooks by NOAA all feature AN temps -- no slowing spring down!

Also notice my eyes itching/tearing the last few days.  Allergy szn.

My whole family is a snotty wreck right now. :lol:

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1 hour ago, nj2va said:

Yep, sudden explosion is a good descriptor.  My lilac buds started to open slightly especially with the upper 70s last week for a day.  I'm sure the chillier weather the next few days will stunt it slightly but 6-10/8-14 day outlooks by NOAA all feature AN temps -- no slowing spring down!

Also notice my eyes itching/tearing the last few days.  Allergy szn.

Ahhhh, man, lilacs. Always enjoyed having those in the backyard I grew up with. One of the finest smelling flowering trees. I'm guessing you can't take lilac bushes to Alexandria with you...  ;) 

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2 hours ago, vastateofmind said:

Ahhhh, man, lilacs. Always enjoyed having those in the backyard I grew up with. One of the finest smelling flowering trees. I'm guessing you can't take lilac bushes to Alexandria with you...  ;) 

Yup, so pretty and floral when they are flowering.  Haha, no didn’t put that in our contract!   But we’re doing rent back until 4/30 in our current home so I’ll get one final spring with them :)

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18 minutes ago, losetoa6 said:

This place sure died :sun:

Yeah, kinda. Funny how a day with low clouds in the low 40s will somewhat deflate us spring-watchers.  :)  I sincerely hope you get snow this weekend, and if anyone has a shot, you and your area do -- but I'm already anticipating a return to somewhat warmer temps next week. I have a crap-ton of yard and garden bed work to dig into. Literally!

Truth be told, I'd like to fast-forward a month or so....all of the budding trees and emerging flowers are ramping up my seasonal allergies, big-time.  :( 

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