This is Spring?

Spring has officially sprung here in Kentucky, but I have seen very little evidence of it so far. We had a couple of warm days last week, but it is cold again with highs in the 40-degree range. There is even a chance of sleet and snow today and tomorrow!

I did get to work outside for a bit yesterday morning. Believe it or not, four years after our massive ice storm I am still using a chainsaw to remove damaged limbs from trees. Although the main portion of our lawn has been in pretty good shape since we moved here three years ago, the trees and undergrowth lining our wooded area is another story. Due to the threat of snakes and poison ivy, there is a very short window of opportunity each year for me to get in there and remove downed limbs, dead trees, etc. This time of year seems to work best for that; too cold for snakes, but not too cold for me.

Even so, I am about to die for warmer weather. As I was perusing some of my springtime photos from last year, I noticed they were dated March 15th. The photos showed blooming trees, bushes, flowers, and green grass. It is now almost April, but there is barely anything blooming outdoors. The jonquils are making a valiant effort, but the frosty mornings haven’t done them any favors. I do see the promising sight of buds on many of our trees though, so I know the beautiful blossoms are just around the corner.

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We recently had our front porch jack-hammered out, our back deck removed, and a new front porch and large back patio poured along with three new sets of steps. We are currently in the early stages of getting a roof added over our back patio so we can enjoy it regardless of the weather. Maybe by the time the roof is finished, it will actually be warm enough to BBQ.

One more thing… that groundhog in Pennsylvania is a liar.

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Chris
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I think we’re all dying for spring. Winter has been particularly cruel this year and I just as soon move on to the regrowth part of it! As always, when you say the names of plants on your blog, I’m as enamored as if you were speaking French. Plants, flowers and vegetation in general truly are a foreign language for me. Make sure you post pictures of your new porch!

Brian
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I can’t wait until it gets warm, things start blooming, and I can post more plant names to keep you entertained. =D

Preston
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Texas is having weird weather. It was 90 for a few days then 40 for the next. Now it’s a comfortable 70…ish

Brian
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Spring is finally starting to come around. A few of our flowers have started blooming, and the grass is starting to turn green and grow. I’m excited!

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