From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

13 Reasons I'm Sure It's Spring

The power of positive thinking :)



1. The high temperature today in Hopkinsville, KY, was 70°. The skies were blue, and the sun was shining.

2. Farmers are spreading lime on their fields.

3. I saw a dozen buzzards swarming over a high hill.

4. The neighbor's horses were kicking up their heels in the pasture, pretending to buck and fight.

5. The animal control officer in Hopkinsville was called to remove five or six garter snakes from someone's back yard.

6. Our cats Casper and Skittles spent the entire day outside.

7. Rain, not snow, is in the forecast for the next few days.

8. Tiny buds of future blossoms are forming on the forsythias.

9. A single clump of daffodils is blooming on the south bank above the old road.

10. I put away my winter gloves today.

11. We have too many blankets on the bed.

12. It occurred to me that I could plant some lettuce, and light frost probably wouldn't hurt it.

13. I noticed that the windows and many other things around here could use a spring cleaning!

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8 comments:

Sassy Brit said...

wow! You see Buzzards? Oh, it's a different world. :) Another lovely calm spring post for T13!

Here is mine if you'd like to pop by. Hope to see you soon.

Sassy
:)

jillconyers said...

Yeah it's spring...well almost. A very happy T13 indeed :)

Hootin' Anni said...

...and it was low 80s where I live. The trees and flowers are leafing out and budding and some now blooming. I'm so ready for this weather!!! A long, long winter.


Here's my 13 for fun this week. Come over and laugh a time or two. I always enjoy the company-- Have a great day!!

CountryDew said...

Wow, you are further south than we are on our Virginia farm - still looking very wintry here. Thankfully the weather is warming up, though!

Great TT. Gives me hope for the upcoming weeks after suffering through months of snow.

Alice Audrey said...

This is one of the most unique lists of symptoms of Spring that I've seen. Good one.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

I too have seen the buzzards swarming in this area. I have a feeling that one of these days, I will enter the morning with the redbuds in bloom. -- barbara

John Ruberry said...

My three signs north of you:

All of that snow (over two months worth) melted.

and...

It's warmer.

And finally....

We had a thunderstorm last night.

Anonymous said...

We are suppose to have 2 days of some sun and 50s. We have had a cold and very wet spring with snow/rain. We may get more snow this Friday. The older I get the more I feel the cold. Sammie

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