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Monday, March 3rd, 2014


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10:27 p.m. - For the record
I love snow. I do. Snow is beautiful and the chance to watch it fall and drift still fills me with childlike glee. But I'm also a big fan of crocuses in all their shades of purple and yellow and white, and I enjoyed seeing them spring up around the neighborhood last week. So can somebody please make this snow go away now so we can see all those lovely crocuses again? I'd appreciate that and I believe that 99.99% of my neighbors would as well.

More realistically, tomorrow should be a good day to go out looking for fox tracks in the snow. (A fox was playing in the alley this evening before running to a nearby field.)

At least I was prepared for today's storm, having stocked up on kefir, chocolate, and kim chee. (It's just possible that I have different priorities than most people, storm-preparation-wise.) And I went into DC to pick up my indulgence of the month on Saturday--the new Suzanne Vega CD! There are other new CDs I'd love to have too, but it's still cold and we still have astonishingly high oil bills to pay. (Good thing I still have chocolate.)

I'm tired & a bit headachy, so I should get to bed soon. Here's hoping that the furnace continues to work through the cold. (Even though you all don't know it, every single one of you is glad that you weren't in this house Saturday morning. Trust me on this.)

Good night, all. Please tell spring that we're ready to welcome her with open arms.
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From:bluegreen17
Date:March 4th, 2014 05:05 AM (UTC)
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crocuses...yes! hopefully soon. do you have cherry trees near where live?
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From:hummingwolf
Date:March 30th, 2014 12:57 AM (UTC)
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I live near Washington, DC--it's Cherry Blossom Festival time now, even though the yoshino cherries aren't blossoming yet. :-) There are some cherries that bloom earlier that are in bloom now, though, which is lovely to see.

Any crocuses for you yet?
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From:bluegreen17
Date:March 30th, 2014 10:41 PM (UTC)
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haven't seen any crocuses yet,but honestly i haven't been very observant lately. we at least got rain last night instead of snow!
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From:gurdonark
Date:March 4th, 2014 12:29 PM (UTC)
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Southern California is not really crocus country, but there were a few Mediterranean crocuses that would grow there. I used to love when they came up each Spring--and we were too low for snow to be an issue.
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From:hummingwolf
Date:March 30th, 2014 12:58 AM (UTC)
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The landlord planted several different varieties of crocus for years before I moved in. I've been telling him this year that we need more crocuses! The crocuses have been dealing well with the long winter and the snow, because that's what crocuses do.
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From:jeweldevil
Date:March 11th, 2014 12:52 PM (UTC)
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I recently started making my own water kefir. Love it. For someone who was addicted to soda it is a godsend in more than one way.

Also, I would love to see snow, it has been years, but I have to remind myself that my perspective of snow is as a child for whom snow meant that maybe I wouldn't have to go to school and I can stay home and play. I never had to deal with it as my commute nemesis or the thing that turned my car into buried treasure.
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From:hummingwolf
Date:March 30th, 2014 12:59 AM (UTC)
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I love snow, but I don't drive and don't have to commute in it! Even those of us who are fond of snow are ready for spring, though.

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