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Vernal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere- 7:02 AM

Spring!

We are eager for it to begin.  In earnest.

Monday there was a two hour delay due to ice, snow and sleet. It was unexpected and I heard it on the radio as I was already driving to school.

Can we trust the groundhog?  Phil said it would be an early Spring.  Well Phil,  it’s Spring tomorrow on the clock and calendar but it feels like WINTER today. Chilly and gray.  We are ready for blossoms, muddy earth, warm breezes.   Saturday I saw my first robin in the back on the porch post.

Now I know, no one reads the blog for the weather report but the change of seasons is significant.  We just want to be reassured that a true Spring is coming and will warm us up.  SOON.  (Florida readers- I saw those photographs of you in short sleeved shirts!!)

Before school I stopped in at the Giant Eagle and bought this bouquet.   I took the daffodils to school for the students to photograph.  They were buds in the morning and by the afternoon they had opened.

You can see the set up with the background of folded white paper to eliminate clutter.  When I was ready to go home and the lights were off, this is what I saw.

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Just received from a Florida friend who is visiting friends in Boston-First Day of Spring.Thanks Kristin

Just received from a Florida friend who is visiting friends in Boston-First Day of Spring.
Thanks Kristin


Daffodil Days

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American Cancer Society Daffodil Days.  I bought two bunches at Ft. Pitt.  I just read that in parts of Canada you receive a daffodil pin instead of flowers these days cause the flowers are too expensive and difficult to transport.  I am lucky that bunches of the fresh flowers are what you receive for your donation here in Pittsburgh. The promise of Spring.  Indoors and out!

Just ready to burst open and then twelve hours later belowFully open in just twelve hours


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