4.01.2009

spring is here

few signs that spring is here. daylight saving time begins for most of the united states at 2 am on the second sunday of march. plus spring officially starts on march 20. daylight is getting longer and temperature hovers around 50F/7C, and plants just can't wait to push their buds out.

8 comments:

SJB said...

yahoooooo..

Kengkaru Kong said...

Spring would look more refreshing eh? Welcoming a new beginning!

Cath J said...

Wow..what flower is that... make sure you take when it blooms already.. ;-)

KY Chua said...

Wow! You have a very short winter. Er, I mean snowed winter(if there is such a term). ;)

kadazan man said...

cath j...first pic is called nepeta or commonly known as "catnip"...i think. cats go crazy for it. next 2 pics are hosta.
ky chua...i think we had about 20 inches of snow for the whole season. plus we had like few weeks in january/february of very cold temp. maybe like minus 6. short winter? .our first fall frost in nov and last spring frost is in may...i think.

kadazan man said...

...i mean minus 6 celcius

KY Chua said...

Please forgive me. I was speaking from ignorance. First I remembered your post few weeks ago with the snow pix then suddenly there was spring. What more, I just broke my fever (yes I was slightly sick), and just woke up, so I was totally blurred! ;) 20 inches of snow? Other place or including NY? I was just wondering if you "winter holiday". The only "snow" I can feel is inside the fridge. :D

kadazan man said...

true, we had a snowstorm on march 1 after a brief warm temp towards the end of feb. during the march 1 storm, we got 8 inches of snow and since then temp has been around 5 celcius or at times slightly higher which is pretty close to average temp this time of the year. plus we had the daylight saving time where we moved our clock 1 hour forward in the spring thus slowly adding daylight time. 20 inches snow total is only for new york city. other parts of new york state could get more than that. i went to syracuse university and lived in the city of syracuse for about 8 years. each year we received close to 100 inches of snow during the whole winter season. that is why syracuse is also known as the snowiest metropolitan in the whole country. about "winter holiday", people do go out to mountain resorts and spend their weekend skiing. some may find refuge in somewhat warmer part of the country like florida, at the bahamas or the caribbean.