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  •  Nice pictures (14+ / 0-)

    Periodic hard rain with drizzle in between here in Tallahassee.  An uncharacteristically cool day (low 60s at the moment) for this time of year.  

    I was moving a bunch of topsoil from our driveway (where the nursery dropped it off) to the terraced beds I'm building yesterday evening and again first thing this AM.  I was trying to do it fast before this rain started.  I noticed the Limpkins calling almost constantly.  What a huge amount of energy they are expending.

    Somewhere I've been in the last two days (not our yard) I saw a Northern Parula Warbler.  They are a common migrant and breeding warbler here.  So a definite sign of spring (not that we lack for signs of spring).  Also a nice big splotch of yellow on the back (no picture from me alas).

    "To see both sides of a quarrel, is to judge without hate or alarm" - Richard Thompson

    by matching mole on Sat Mar 23, 2013 at 10:22:17 AM PDT

    •  Warblers, with their yellow, always seem so (11+ / 0-)

      bright and springlike. A flash of sunshine.

      Limpkins - strange birds. After seeing a video of them, I can understand how that calling could get old, all night long. :-0

      It was quite cool over here last night too. The big storm passed through finally, the 20-30 mph westerly winds finally dropped to nothing as the cold front moved east. We had clear skies, temp down into the low 30s. It was so quiet. Too quiet. The chorus frogs were few and lethargic. Poor things. But the sun is out today and will warm them up.

      Starting to dry out a little too. First lawn mowing of the year can no longer be avoided. Some of it will require weed whacking first - all the sunlight and precip we've had makes for happy grass.

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