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Old 03-02-2006, 08:47 PM
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Default The season of spring

Just curious about other states, when do you feel spring is near? As for me here in michigan, still cold, but I did see my first robbin today, to me that is a sure sign. What about you people in the midwest, east coast, w coast, other countries?
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Old 03-02-2006, 09:13 PM
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South Central PA., Willow Trees are starting to green up.......
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Old 03-02-2006, 09:18 PM
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Seventy-eight degrees in North Alabama today. Starting to see greenery on the trees. We probably won't have anymore temperatures below freezing. Spring is so close you can almost smell the flowers.
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Old 03-02-2006, 09:19 PM
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Here in Central AL Spring is already here with the daffodils and peach blossoms etc

I hope to leave down here before it gets too hot.
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Old 03-02-2006, 10:07 PM
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78 dgrees, I dont even remember what that feel's like anymore. I'm use to 28 or lower.
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Old 03-02-2006, 10:29 PM
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My phone starts ringing...and ringing...and ringing. I'm a farm consultant/entomologist in CA. Spring means more work and less flying. Grrrrrrrr.

I need to get a glider and an electric for um....lunch breaks.

We don't have, nor do we want... Winter, here. People complain when it's 45 degrees at 7am it's rarely below 60 and often above 70 all 'winter'.

If it sounds like I'm bragging.......it's cuz I am.
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Old 03-02-2006, 11:01 PM
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We hardly get any winter here in Pueblo.

It's been really nice. Only a couple times we even got any snow. Been flying all winter.

Robins have appeared and things are starting to get a little color. Might be green in another month.

Now summertime is another story. I'll be on here whining about hot friggin' hot it is. It can get over 100F and stay that way for a month or better.
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Old 03-03-2006, 01:57 AM
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Spring... let's see... the flower bed at the front of the house has had flowers for a couple of weeks now....

I'm guessing that in a couple of weeks the cherry trees will start blooming...

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Old 03-03-2006, 07:21 AM
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Well, here in NE Ohio, the geese have already come back. I hear baby birds in the trees too!
So spring is very near!
I'll know it is here for sure when the $500.00 a month heat bills are gone.

Yeah! less money for the gas company and more money for R/C toys!
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Old 03-03-2006, 10:11 AM
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Spring eh? This is looking out of my living room window this morning. [:'(]
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Old 03-03-2006, 10:37 AM
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Well, I think we've only had about 10 days of real "winter" here this year in Southern OK. Heck, it was 91 degrees here day before yesterday! I'm sure we'll have probably one more cold snap, but for the most part, our winter is OVER!! Now, if we can just get some rain before the entire state goes up in flames!
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Old 03-03-2006, 11:25 AM
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I can feel your pain, not much difference here except the snow is all but gone. But a glimmer of hope the weather said near 50 for the middle of next week.
BTW,
I just witnessed a red tail hawk tear up a morning dove this morning.. Boy I wish I could fly like that.
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I was outside and took some pictures in the back yard. It's too windy to fly today. This is in S. Alabama. I'm not in Ohio right now.


The Camelias have been in bloom since Thanksgiving.
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ORIGINAL: kahn41

I just witnessed a red tail hawk tear up a morning dove this morning.. Boy I wish I could fly like that.

I wish that I could fly at all -- the Ottawa River isn't safe because the winter has been too warm (TONS of snow though) -- no ski-flying on the river. The snow on the road to our airfield is waaayyy too deep to get through even with FWD & the club doesn't want to spend the $$ to plow it out with "spring" so close. I haven't had a bird up since the first week in Feb.
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w8ye,
It's too bad your not here in Ohio.
It's all the way up to 27 degrees @ 4:44 PM.
Got about another inch of snow today!
At least it's sunny right now.....

New sighting today: Bald Eagle in my back yard! Never seen one before, ecxept in a zoo.
a few days ago, I heard that they are being spotted all over Ohio. four of them are nesting in the Akron Metroparks!

Britbrat,
I haven't seen that much snow since 2004, and I hope I never see that much again!

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Usually we get 3 weeks of bad snowmobiling weather in July.
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Old 03-03-2006, 05:23 PM
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ORIGINAL: MinnFlyer

Usually we get 3 weeks of bad snowmobiling weather in July.
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ORIGINAL: MinnFlyer

Usually we get 3 weeks of bad snowmobiling weather in July.
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Old 03-03-2006, 06:46 PM
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Alabama sure does look nice, wish I could be there instead of here! Just north of us 12 to 18 inches of new snow! Still no new bud's on the tree's, but the robbins are singing away!
I have never seen a bald eagle in the wild just in the zoo. Red tail hawks are all over here.
Sometimes I go downtown Grand Rapids and try to catch a glimps of the peregrin falcons, only seen them twice. But like I said earlier next week possible 50 degrees I will go flying then.
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When flying at the field, down here, one has to watch out for the buzzards which stay here all year and both the Golden and bald eagles.

You hear the Eagles schreeching all the time.

There are huge swamps about 1/2 mile away on each side of the field. The flying field is on high sandy ground and always seems dry.

Enjoy,

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W8YE:
I have a question for you;

What does your username mean, and how do you pronounce it?

Is there some joke I'm missing? Is it a Ham call sign?

Always wondered.
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I to was wondering, but was afraid to pry. So let us know plz
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It's his amateur (ham) radio call sign.

Here in southeastern PA we're well into mud season, which will last until about May. Flying season for me is from mid May through November.

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March here in NJ is a crazy month. That's why they call it crazy March! You never know what's around the corner. Change of seasons blowing in, cold one day, warm the next but.........high winds always challenging your skills.

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I've had several of those call signs over the years. KB8KVZ, N8CFL, KB8YE, & W8YE. I've been a ham extra class for only 27 years.

I don't talk on the radio since the internet opened up around '95

Enjoy,

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