Spring Already??

United States
February 16, 2016 4:47pm CST
We were out combing the local plant nursery the other day. I am in the San Francisco Bay Area. Yesterday's weather broke all kinds of records--High 70's here--if the rain stop now, we will be in trouble in terms of water. This drought seems endless. I think all across the western U.S., the drought is an issue. For so long, it seems that we have had a mindset of an "endless" water supply. Not anymore. This picture I took is one from the nursery we visited,
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@JudyEv (130208)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Feb 16
It must be hard if you're an avid gardener but are hampered by water restrictions.
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• United States
18 Feb 16
It is really hard! We use gray water--recycled water from the shower and laundry for a lot of it--I have done a fair amount of research on it--and you can use gray water on fruits and veggies as long as it doesn't touch the part you will eat directly--so we don't use it on lettuces and the like--but it s fine for the lemon and lime trees and the like!
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@JudyEv (130208)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Feb 16
@divalounger When I was growing up on the farm we carted all the bath and laundry water out to the garden and fruit trees. In the height of summer we'd wash the dishes in a basin and put that water on the garden too.
@marlina (76618)
• Canada
3 Mar 16
@divalounger Now I know what gray water means in gardening, thanks.
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• United States
17 Feb 16
Drought is still here for Southern California too! It was mid 80's here!
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• United States
18 Feb 16
I am in the bay area and it was in the 80s here as well! Crazy!!
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• United States
18 Feb 16
@divalounger And today..... it's sprinkling and gloomy! Crazy how weather changes so quickly.
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• United States
18 Feb 16
@infatuatedbby I think you are getting the rain that we had late yesterday and into the night--
@marlina (76618)
• Canada
18 Feb 16
The picture sure makes us think of the Spring.
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• United States
18 Feb 16
It is feeling like spring! I am thinking of starting my tomatoes!
@Lucky15 (33719)
• Philippines
17 Feb 16
That is one love flower. What is its name?
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• United States
18 Feb 16
I think it is a type of magnolia--I was enamoured of the colors and took the shot quickly!
@LadyDuck (170756)
• Switzerland
17 Feb 16
We had a beautiful month of December and a warm January, but now it's cold and it rains almost every day.
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• United States
18 Feb 16
You are lucky that you get the rain!
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@BelleStarr (39591)
• United States
17 Feb 16
We do take our water so much for granted in New England, but we could have a change just as easily I am sure. In Florida there are some restrictions.
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• United States
18 Feb 16
I was listening to NPR the other day and they were taking about rethinking our national policies on water use all over the country--it needs to come--and soon!
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@jaboUK (54867)
• United Kingdom
17 Feb 16
Your photo has come out so well in this new format. I hope you get some rain soon.
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• United States
17 Feb 16
Thank you Jabo! I like the contrast in the colors!
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@just4him (124039)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Feb 16
It's a very pretty flower. I hope the drought ends soon for you.
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• United States
17 Feb 16
I do too!! But with this warm weather in February, I am not hopeful!
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• United States
17 Feb 16
I grew up in Concord and I don't think there ever was a drought during those eighteen years, but a couple of times we had flooding. Your photo is gorgeous! My husband and I were married on March 9th and it was very springy out, no one needed coats or even thought about cold. I haven't lived in California since 1971 so I couldn't say how it is now.
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• United States
17 Feb 16
Concord is not too far from me actually-- a bit inland though--I am right on the coast-- Congrats on your upcoming anniversary!
@msiduri (5750)
• United States
21 Feb 16
Lovely! But too early. Should be coming a little later in the year, though.