Spring?


Spring 2007

The photo was made on May 7. 2007. The ruddy leaves on the trees are not new spring growth, but are the results of a heavy freeze. March of that year was much warmer than usual, and by month’s end we had several days in the 80° range (27°C). Maple and other trees bloomed and began making leaves, as did apple trees and everything was looking good for a beautiful spring. Unwise people already had vegetable gardens in the ground and the area was rife with early spring flowers. In mid-March, the Siberian Express paid a final visit with the coldest temps of the entire winter, at nighttime falling to -0° (-18C) and daytime highs ranged from the low teens to mid-twenties for several days. We are having a bit of the same early spring-like weather again this year and many plants that did not die out in 2007 have yet to fully recover. The only advice I have is don’t plant your taters until the last new moon of March and even that is no guarantee of success in our changing climate.
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It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want – oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! ~Mark Twain
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Have a great Wednesday, y’all!

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  1. Yes, Siberia is well known for us from its the hard frost. When Soviet Army entered my country in 1939 (17th September) their soldiers and police arrested many of Poles (especially these well-educated) and sent them to the jails in Siberia. Many of them had never returned from there. They didn’t survive hard frost.

    Ken, hope March 2011 will be mild, and everything will be OK.
    Is it Jonesborough? Beautiful photo. 🙂

  2. The Siberian salt mines are well known for swallowing up dissidents and intellectuals from various countries. Stalin was a very paranoid idiot.
    March is usually unsettled with a mix of everything. It is unusually warm here right now.
    The photo is looking south across downtown JC. The mountain is the same one that I can see from my house.

    Thanks, Jola. 🙂

  3. I am hoping for a very long spring. Nothing better than kickin back outside in warm weather and no humidity.

    Have to wonder what the world would be like if we taken out Stalin when we had the chance.

    • I’ve often wondered the same thing about Stalin and the removal of Mao; maybe we could vacation in Havana.

  4. We will be able to go Havan soon, just not soon enough.

    • T truly believe that.


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