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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    That must be stunning to see 10s of thousands at once!

    My great grandfather told me amazing tales of the bounty of waterfowl migrations when he was a boy, when the sky would be covered for days. I hope things recover enough that our grandchildren can see such things again some day.
    Me too bae!

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    Quote Originally Posted by creaker View Post
    62 in Boston today - other than bits of snow left here and there, it could be a nice day in early May.
    Here in New Jersey, February is the new March. I noticed that the other morning walking the dog, when there was a dewy fog and birds chirping that I usually don't hear until early spring.
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    We have various perennials coming up and my magnolia bush's buds are swelling. Today it's in the 70s and tomorrow too........but late tomorrow it begins to drop into the lower 30's for the weekend. I've been referring to this kind of weather as the "Bi-polar Express". The weather is definitely bipolar. I'm glad at least we had single digits for awhile in January to freeze some of the bad bugs off, but I don't think we've had enough of it this year. Lots of people have loved this warm weather.......but I'm wondering what it means for the future.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by CathyA View Post
    Lots of people have loved this warm weather.......but I'm wondering what it means for the future.......
    Yeah, I have a neighbor who posted on FB about how much she's loving this "winter" but I'm with you, Cathy.
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    In the past, we feared March the most, since that's when we'd have really bad ice storms. I wouldn't mind not having them ever again......but I think winters are important for nature. Who knows........maybe we'll still get 2' of snow. Funny......after living here 35 years, we finally got a tractor with a snow plow on it. Maybe we'll get to use it next year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CathyA View Post
    Funny......after living here 35 years, we finally got a tractor with a snow plow on it. Maybe we'll get to use it next year?
    I'm in the process of procuring a snow plow for our airport, and perhaps getting a small one for my own truck. I suspect if I do so though, it'll be 10 years before we see snow again :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    I'm in the process of procuring a snow plow for our airport, and perhaps getting a small one for my own truck. I suspect if I do so though, it'll be 10 years before we see snow again :-)
    That's why I've never bought a snow blower. On the one hand, I think, "If I buy a snow blower it will never snow again ", and on the other hand, I think, "If I buy a snow blower it will never snow again ". Conflicting emotions apparently cause paralysis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    That's why I've never bought a snow blower. On the one hand, I think, "If I buy a snow blower it will never snow again ", and on the other hand, I think, "If I buy a snow blower it will never snow again ". Conflicting emotions apparently cause paralysis.
    I went through the same conflict on a smaller scale when I lost my nice gustbuster umbrella last fall.* In the end I've made do with a crappy $5 umbrella for the wettest California winter in ages because I was too cheap to shell out $39 for something that I might end up not needing.

    *Yes, I know rain is good and we need it. But I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy the dry winters where we had more sunshine then we get in the summer.

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