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Old Tire Swing

June is busting out all over… Oh, no wait–it’s still March.  But boy, it sure did feel like spring going into summer this past week didn’t it? With temps high in the 80s this week, it was hard not to imagine kayaking days just around the corner.

And while the calendar said it’s just becoming spring, the signs have been here a while now… I had to stand the line at the ice cream parlor the other night.  I guess there’s just something about warmer weather that makes us all want ice cream.( of course, for me any time of the year is just right for ice cream 🙂 And nothing says ‘warm weather is here’ like standing around outdoors in short sleeves…trying to decide which flavor you’ll choose.  In March no less. In Maine even more crazy!  But wait a minute.. this weekend we New Englanders celebrate  maple sugar season traditionally.  What is going on?

The ducks and geese have returned to begin their nesting ritual and frolicking about in local ponds and estuaries. Such a delight to watch.

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Bottom's Up

But the new shoots keep popping up everywhere.. I swear they grew three inches a day– the croccus, daffodils and forsythia’s are bursting with  flowers. The johnny-jump-ups are jumping with glee! It’s simply a joy to behold.. I just adore this time of year.

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Johnny-Jump-Ups

Children are running around wearing flipflops.  The tops were down, on convertibles this week, and I couldn’t help but envy the ones that were driving them, as I drove off  to work. But the best part about this week, aside from finally getting my hands in the dirt and planting was grilling outdoors! Welcome Spring!

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