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Spring Revisited

Posted Thursday, May 15, 2008, at 10:19 PM

What a lovely spring we have had. I feel extremely fortunate that I was able to enjoy it for an extended time.

In March my husband and I spent 11 days in the Florida Panhandle as well as the Alabama and Mississippi Gulf Coasts. We left our home here on March 12. At the time we left, only the redbuds and early buttercups were in bloom. The flowers were so pretty a little farther south. Azaleas were in full bloom, as were other shrubs, trees and flowers. We saw dogwoods blooming a little farther north on our way home.

When we returned to Middle Tennessee we got to see and enjoy all of the spring beauties. I can't remember when I've seen it any prettier than it was this year.

I returned today from a trip to Omaha, Nebraska. The growing season in that area is behind ours, as they have more cold weather and a later blooming season. Some of the trees had been blooming already, and the lilacs are in full bloom. They have lilacs bushes up there that are much taller than ours.

I've been able to enjoy spring in three different zones this year, and I've enjoyed it, regardless of where I was.

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Occasionally I have to admit that travel has some benefits. You just mentioned one. At the end of this month I would normally be in Quebec. It is still spring there as well.

One year I went to Lac St. Jean area in Northeast QC and it had already turn hot down here. There I went through late spring, to late winter as I traveled over the mountains (snow)then into early spring when I arrived in Jonquiere, QC.

I stopped several times along the way to investigate the different flowers and even took the road as far North as I could go before it turned into gravel, then mud.

When I got our there, I felt VERY removed from civilization and reveled in the silence.

-- Posted by stevemills on Fri, May 16, 2008, at 9:29 AM

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