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Spring Is Here!!

I’m really sorry for those of you who still have snow (yes, in-law family in Buffalo, I really am sorry), but for those of us who live in Sunny Florida, Spring has arrived.

Even if the weather wasn’t absolutely beautiful, one trip to Home Depot or Lowe’s and you’d know anyway. People are buying landscaping items by the pull cart load. Flowers of every color line the carts with everything from edging to pavers inside the borders.

Although our winters are near the cold that the north feels, it does still get cold for us and the flowers (my Crotons), don’t hold up well to 30 degrees. They die, some come back, most don’t, so we replant every year, at least part of the landscape.

I don’t really mind it all that much. I enjoy working in the yard planting new flowers, filling the area with mulch, and hosing everything down afterwards. Of course this week we’re having rain every day. The problem with that is the weeds that think they should grow in the grass no matter how much weed killer you use. The rain gives them the incentive to push right on through.

The sun is perfect, 78 -80 degrees with a nice breeze blowing. You do have to remember to use sunscreen since this is the time of the year that you’ll burn before you realize it. The breeze keeps you from remembering just how hot the sun can actually be on your skin. Trust me, during the summer months you feel like you sunscreen if you walk out the door at 9:00pm. The oven blast of heat is not so much fun. Watering the plants becomes a twice a day job or they wilt.

But I digress, for now I’m enjoying the weathers and sitting on my porch writing, or reading a book. Aw…life is good.

How about you, has the weather in your area warmed up, or are you still fighting the freezing cold? What’s the first thing you like to do when the sun shines and the breeze gently tugs at your hair?



8 Responses

  1. That would depend on your definition of ‘warmed up’. It’s above zero. Does that count?

  2. Kari – you are the one person who inwardly made me wince as I was writing this post. I know it’s really cold there and I am so so sorry.

    When do you start seeing warm temps?

  3. we are warming up here and I am loving it. Sorry Kari.

    we were getting 80s for over a week and then we dropped back in the 40s. bring my sunny days back!

  4. It’s still too cool for me in Arkansas. In mid 50’s today. Give me high 70’s and low 80’s. 🙂

  5. Vicki,

    Again, depends on what you call warm. We get a nice day here and there, but our average temperature doesn’t hit seventy until July.

  6. Kari I had no idea it stayed cold that long. Wow

  7. Vicki,

    I’m a mile from the Canadian border and mile high altitude. It rarely gets what the rest of you would consider hot.

  8. It’s been beautiful here. Crisp in the morning, warm and breezy in the afternoon. The storms on Tuesday knocked the pollen off and everything looks shiny again. So pretty.

    Everyone enjoy that sunshine on your shoulders.

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