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Think Spring - Bah Humbug! 
Mar. 25, 2014 1:09 pm 
Updated: Dec. 7, 2014 11:52 am
I've been seeing a lot of people talking about spring lately, and all I have to say is bah humbug!   We've seen none of this global warming this year and today was a danged nice day... for January.   Balmy +17F as I type.   The forecast is for 1 day above 32 in the next week.   So call me Scrooge, but before you do, please take a look at our backyard and our garden shed.   That picture was taken today.

Mar. 25, 2014 1:09 pm
Well dang, the picture went in, but it chopped it. If you want to see the whole thing, click on it.
Mar. 25, 2014 1:13 pm
Wow, kind of hard to get your spring garden in, huh?
Mar. 25, 2014 1:16 pm
I'd say! For perspective, there were a lot of water pipes that froze and burst in the area this year, and they were 7 1/2 to 8 feet down. Might thaw by June???
Mar. 25, 2014 1:43 pm
wow is all I can say.
Mar. 25, 2014 2:01 pm
i am skipping spring-read the book SKIPPING CHRISTMAS??- i am going straight to summer- lol we are to be at 26 degrees in the am- i am in middle georgia- this is wering on me-lol--it is all relative huh??
Mar. 25, 2014 2:04 pm
wearing on me-- see--i love the color of your door-very nice:-)
Mar. 25, 2014 2:09 pm
Thank you nanny. I built that as a playhouse for my girls when they were about 4 or 5. They will be 21 next month. It's fair sized and has a loft in it. We now use it as a garden shed, but there are still a lot of little girl toys in it :)
Mar. 25, 2014 2:23 pm
Duboo-don't put your snow boots away yet. Or better yet get those snow shoes out to get around on your property. Don't forget to wear your long underwear. Maybe by Easter you will see Spring.
Mar. 25, 2014 2:27 pm
Patience, duboo, this too shall pass! It's really neat to click on your picture and see the whole shot, b.t.w. Can't wait to see your garden in full green!
Mar. 25, 2014 2:42 pm
Just grab a couple of wheelbarrows full and wheel em out west. If they melt that's good too. We need the water.
Mar. 25, 2014 4:00 pm
jay, i still say get you and the family tested for maybe a rare blood type. maybe ya sell their that anti-freeze in ya's blood for a plane ticket outa there. very nice "garden shed' hope you got the pkg! good luck my friend with nasty weather!
Mar. 25, 2014 7:43 pm
Hey! You left a durned window open again! I'm feeling a draft here in southwestern Minnesota. Shut that double hung so's I can get on with some nice 40 degree weather again! Thank you.
Mar. 25, 2014 8:45 pm
Oh goodness, I bet that is pretty when it defrosts. You must be from that same hardy Scandinavian stock as my husband's family. I am too much of a wuss to enjoy such a long cold spell. I am soo ready for summer.
Mar. 25, 2014 10:25 pm
Nice shed....miserable weather. I shall not complain about our 10 degree drop in temp tomorrow.....70 :P
Mar. 26, 2014 2:54 am
I am with nanny... skipping Spring, I want Summer!! :) Neat picture, minus the snow!
Mar. 26, 2014 8:11 am
Looks like you live on a glacier or somewhere north of The Wall on Game of Thrones
Mar. 26, 2014 11:00 am
LOL Doug. Your blog inspired me to write this quick one. I love it here, but this winter is getting a bit long. Our summers are absolutely gorgeous and would be envied by all, both days of it.
Mar. 26, 2014 5:18 pm
So the bit of snow we got the other day here in Illinois is just blow off from YOUR roof. Really, just take a blow torch to the yard and melt it all. Thanks for the good read.
Mar. 26, 2014 6:00 pm
Wow you do have a lot of snow still. Ours here has melted and the river ice has gone out, but tonight and tomorrow we are expecting 1-3 inches of snow, yuck...yuck...yuck. So tried of this winter, but come July and August and I'll we wishing for some of these colder temps I'm sure.
Mar. 27, 2014 4:57 am
I can sympathize even if I can't feel your pain. Our snow is gone but we been "enjoying" Mother Nature's rollercoaster. Snow to 70's in one week. Generally the uck is on the weekends. This weekend the promise of 2 days above 60 came and left. Yep, that blue stuff on the radar is back again. BTW how did you GET the picture here? What are you using? Just thought I'd ask cause some of us are experiencing fussies getting photos over.
Mar. 28, 2014 9:00 am
Not to be rude, but I absolutely LOVE Florida. Sun shining, flowers blooming, flip flops...Ahhhhh. Hope you warm up soon.
Mar. 28, 2014 9:21 am
Mar. 28, 2014 10:36 am
Cat Hill, I use blogger then I copy and paste into here.
Mar. 28, 2014 6:39 pm
Yeah, I feel your pain! Here's a link that might make you smile -
Mar. 30, 2014 11:05 am
Good one Ann :)
Mar. 30, 2014 5:17 pm
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, snow! I know, you all think I'm cuckoo. Yes, I love winter and truly dislike summer heat. And... I live at the Jersey shore. Go figure!
Dec. 7, 2014 11:52 am
I go along with JanieG i do. not. like/tolerate summer heat. I'm cranky all the time and start whining before Jun 21st! While in the Air force (for20years) I checked my "dream sheet" every 2years to make sure that my very special request was still there. "Due to great heat intolerance, I wish NEVER to be stationed in the southern U.S.... Talking to the chief of the assignments department i found I had a wide open field of bases no one wanted. The northern tier of the US, Greenland, Alaska, Icland and northern Europe. I lived for 6 years on Michigan's UP. (the local TV station had a 'jingle' made up " Upper Michigan............Someplace Special" and it's true Also stationed in Germany just a few hours drive to be IN the Alps..........Heaven.,and NewHampshire where I am now retired. Once I blamed the Canadians for sending their excess snow to us ---thank you very much!! So neighborly of them ?????? don't you think??? Keep up the great blog, I just found it today, and will be back some frequency in the future.
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