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Almost Spring

Not much longer until Spring officially arrives. Here in Minnesota it actually has appeared a bit early. Last year it didn't arrive until the middle of April. Although I love Winter weather, I must admit that I thoroughly enjoyed spending time in my backyard yesterday listening to the birds. The grass is not yet green and the buds on tress are barely visible, but with the bright blue sky it was beautiful.

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My grandchildren spent the day outdoors playing with friends they hadn't seen much of all winter. My son-in-law had spent part of last fall building a fence for the yard. Because of that my two-year-old grandson has been able to freely roam around without his Grandma or parents following him around to keep him reigned in. It was a very calming and relaxing day for us all.

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Kasman wrote on March 15, 2015, 4:16 PM

Definitely not far away! The birds in our back garden have been poking their noses into various likely nesting sites and generally preparing themselves for the coming season by squabbling for territory and mates.

maxeen wrote on March 15, 2015, 6:36 PM

The singing from the birds has changed this week ,like they are telling us all is well..

wolfgirl569 wrote on March 15, 2015, 6:38 PM

Glad you had a very nice day. My poor boys had a dog that followed them everywhere and would drag them back by the seat of their pants at that age. I never worried about turning my back for a minute with the way the pit bull loved his kids.

AliCanary wrote on March 16, 2015, 10:52 AM

Oh, it was so pretty here yesterday! Rather grey today, but that's spring for you. Glad you enjoyed it!

SLGarcia wrote on March 16, 2015, 2:22 PM

I've noticed the same thing - their sounds are beautiful.

SLGarcia wrote on March 16, 2015, 2:23 PM

I love listening to all that activity.

SLGarcia wrote on March 16, 2015, 2:25 PM

I had a protective dog like that when I was small - a black German Shepherd. But when he began becoming "overprotective" my parents had to find a new home for him.

SLGarcia wrote on March 16, 2015, 2:29 PM

It's a very grey and cloudy day here as well.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on March 16, 2015, 3:06 PM

Spring has arrived in Georgia virtually overnight, except for one brief return to winter on Friday. It's a beautiful day here.

wolfgirl569 wrote on March 16, 2015, 4:24 PM

This one always accepted me as boss so no problems there, but Mom says they had one for me that would not let them get after me lol They had to take me in the house first

SLGarcia wrote on March 18, 2015, 10:19 AM

How wonderful! It looks like we're going to have a stretch of chilly weather here in Minnesota, but at least the ground is staying relatively dry.