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Monty's Mom
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   Posted 3/20/2012 12:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Spring is here in the United States! Here in Pennsylvania, we have had such a mild winter that my daffodils are blooming, my lillies show signs of buds, and the temps are in the high 60s to low 70s! The rabbits are out and about eating everything they find, and the stray cats are having fun stalking them. The birds sing every morning, and the trees are in bud. Forsythia bushes are in full bloom, and the *****willows are soft and fuzz-covered. Spring has shown its lovely face all over our area. What about where you live? And for those in Australia, what sort of weather are you having and have things been normal, above-normal, or below-normal for your season?

My husband has decided to help me get out of the house every day with either a walk for exercise, a slower stroll, or simply sitting outside in the sun. I have begun hanging all the loads of laundry outside on the clothes line, or having help on the bad days. Any energy we can save by using the clothes line helps. I love the way sun-dried sheets and towels smell. tongue

My favorite part of spring by far is the visible change in our environment and plants. The flowers are lovely, the blooming trees and bushes still have the power to stop me in my tracks on a walk with their beauty. The change of grass from brown to green always amazed me, and the quickness that some plants show in growing reminds me of my sons' eagerness to be big kids when they were small. I love to garden, even in potted plants, and I am itching to get outside and work, but we are not going to this year. Why plant a large vegetable garden if we are moving from anytime between now and fall? We have friends who have offered their space for our vegetables and herbs, so I may take them up on that. We rarely have to buy vegetables in summer, and if I feel pretty good we preserve all we can through canning at home. I pray our new home had enough ground and sun that we can plant fruit trees as well as vegetable and flower gardens.

What is your favorite part of spring? Your favorite season? Do you garden and what do you grow if you do? What signs of changing seasons do you have in your part of the world right now?

I hope everyone has beautiful weather to enjoy today!

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   Posted 3/20/2012 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
uh…Mindy!…we have Six acres to mow….so I look forward to fall when the yard maintenance is lower! However I can appreciate the thought of new growth and the beauty of it as well.

…a bad back and yard work do not bode well together. shakehead If we ever get this place sold, I'm looking to down size a little. tongue

Plus…I'm almost a senior citizen now…..and like my naps every few hours!

We are putting in a raised garden though…well Deborah is….I'm just watching and giving orders! rolleyes Yea... Right! tongue

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   Posted 3/21/2012 1:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mindy!

I am off to bed... but I love the way that line-dried laundry smells too. :)

Here in CA - it definitely looks like spring... trees, flowers, etc are starting to come to life.... the pollen is killing us all, lol... etc.

This is actually my favorite time of year (Spring). Weather nice enough to go on walks, etc... for the kids to be playing outside.... but cool enough that it doesn't kill me. I physically just can't handle the heat. But the girls LOVES to be outside... so I'm trying to do a daily outing w/ them, too - walking around the neighborhood, going to the park, etc. It's a push for me to do - most of the time - but I do think that it helps me physically and mentally.

I pray, too, that your new home has the things that you want....!

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   Posted 3/21/2012 6:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello all, I live in Maryland and we also had an early spring, its very hard not to love it.  I hate winter, the cold is awful on these old bones.  But I agree with SE be careful if I got down on my knees or butt, it would take a crane to get me up. lol
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   Posted 3/21/2012 10:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All!
It's me, lindaloo, just dropping my two cents into the pot.
I live in central Florida and yes, spring is upon us.  But here in Florida there are two seasons, winter and summer.  So, although the calendar says it's spring, reality says it's summer and it is danggone hot!!  My airconditioner is feeling the extra work already.  Hope I don't have any problems with the unit this year.  We have been treating it gingerly and taking baby care of it in the last few years, although it is ten years old this year.
So, I like to go to Silver Springs park, but I have to rent an electric  wheelchair, because I cannot walk very far and lately, with my breathing challenges, I need a wheelchair for most outtings now.
My husband and I live a quiet life and spend time at home together when we are not going to doctor's appointments.  When we go out, we usually eat out for a treat and we enjoy that very much.  The beach is an hour and half away and we are thinking of taking a ride out there this week just to see the surf and explore not something new, but something old and familiar!  My aunt is visiting and she is 91 years old and I am having a ball with her.  We are very close.
God bless all of you and I pray you all have low pain days.  I really, really do.
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