Category Archives: spring

April Flowers

 After spending most of my childhood in central California (where they can’t grow lilacs), I lived in upstate New York for six years and discovered the blissful scent that arrives after plenty of spring rains.   I’m talking about the … Continue reading

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Ahh, Spring

When it comes to spring, we run a few weeks behind what the calendar says, here in Idaho.  For us, spring means the weather is all over the map.  There is still a LOT of snow on the mountains, but … Continue reading

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Waiting for Spring

The crocuses are blooming and the worms are all over the sidewalks.  I can barely walk down the street with Quilly the corgi because she’s GOT to stop and scrape the worm jerky off the sidewalk.  Ew.  The red-winged blackbirds … Continue reading

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Splendor in the Green

Spring has finally arrived in Boise.  You can’t look at the calendar and think Spring, just because of what day it is.  Not up here in Idaho, at any rate.  No, the real spring happens here when the fruit trees start … Continue reading

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Mondo Moon Weekend

On Saturday, the full moon will be a biggie.  According to ( ), the moon will be closer to earth than any time in the last 18 years.  The event is what astronomers call a “perigean full moon.” Due … Continue reading

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Weather, Worms and Killdeer: The REAL Signs of Spring

I grew up in a little college town on the central coast of California.  They have two seasons in California: sunny and cloudy.  You never needed to check the weather forecast, because it was usually pretty much the same.  In … Continue reading

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