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Not March

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This is not the weather I recognize as occurring in the month of March in the region where I am from. That’s no surprise, since we are breaking records for both highest overnight low temperature, as well as the daytime high for March 8th.

Our back yard looked almost summery in the afternoon sun.

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No snow in sight. It felt unnatural. Thinking back just a few years, I was trying to carve drainage paths through the mounds of packed snow on the sides of our driveway in March, for water to drain away.

No such problem this year.

Just to keep us from getting too far ahead of ourselves, the landscape pond is available to remind us that spring doesn’t happen instantaneously, even when it seems like that is exactly what it is doing. There is a solid mass of ice filling the pond still.

DSCN4509eSomething tells me it won’t last much longer.

When I was a kid, the saying was, “April showers bring May flowers.” I wonder what the March showers will bring in this new climate reality.

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Written by johnwhays

March 9, 2016 at 7:00 am

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