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Old 03-31-2010, 04:33 PM  
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Nestor, did things thaw out up there yet? Will you be celebrating April Fools Day in shorts or will you be wearing your muck-lucks?



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Old 03-31-2010, 04:49 PM  
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Oldog/Newtrick:

Kinda half way in between. I had to drive to St. James today (which is a district of Winnipeg). I took a coat, but left it in the trunk the whole trip there and back.

It rained all day yesterday, and the rain melted a lot of the remaining snow, and it's sunny here today. We're kind of at the turning point of Spring.



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Spring has finally sprung here in middle Tenn. Bradford Pears are blooming and all the trees are ready to leaf out. Spring flowers are up and I cannot begin to tell you how good 75degs at 6:15 in the evening feels. It was a long winter here.

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Oh, man.

You can grow pears there?

I don't think there's any kind of fruit that you buy in a grocery store that actually grows here, except blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. I don't know if tomatos are officially a vegetable or a fuit, but they grow here too. I guess that maybe part of the reason why is that these are all small shrubs that can make do with a short growing season. We don't have any fruit TREES tho.

I'm sure 75 deg F. in the early evening feels great, but I'm thinking you might also get 110 deg. F in an August afternoon that might be hard to live with?

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Yea...wellll....things are finally starting to thaw out up around here too....

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Yeah, I was watching Fox News from Rochester, New York, and they were saying that there was a lot of flooding happening in the North East.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/weather/04/01/northeast.flood.fears/

Boy, first you guys get some of the heaviest snow falls in living memory, now the heaviest rains in living memory. "Weather" really is the average of extremes.

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Oh, man.

You can grow pears there?

I'm sure 75 deg F. in the early evening feels great, but I'm thinking you might also get 110 deg. F in an August afternoon that might be hard to live with?
Bradford Pears are a ornamental spring flowering tree that bear no fruit, but are white till they loose their blooms and leaf out. They are really spectacular when you have a street lined with them.

100 and humidity to match does test the soul in the summer, thats for sure. Thats when we all sit around on the porch and sip Mint Julips and say ya'll a lot.
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100 and humidity to match does test the soul in the summer, thats for sure. Thats when we all sit around on the porch and sip Mint Julips and say ya'll a lot.
Say "Ya'll"?

So, when ya'll want to refer to another group of people, do you say "they'all"?
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Why do I get the sense that this sign was put up by the government at taxpayer's expense:

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Bluebonnets are starting to bloom. Spring is here!



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