Signs of Life Returning

@akalinus (40403)
United States
February 20, 2024 2:16pm CST
I got out the binoculars to look at the pond today. There has been absolutely nothing happening in it lately. I was excited to see something blooming on the shore. Just a couple of white dots here and there but they promise that spring is coming. The binoculars caught the light just right to show fish swimming underwater, not leaping out or anything, just swimming. A large bird ran across the patio. The cat got so excited that I thought it was going to faint. He did not see Mr. and Mrs. Puddleduck floating past. It is so good to see signs of life again. How is it where you live? Are things coming back to life or are you still locked in winter?
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@kaylachan (57273)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
20 Feb
Things are slowly coming back as far as I can tell.
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@akalinus (40403)
• United States
20 Feb
That is hopeful. Winter can't last forever, can it?.
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@kaylachan (57273)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
21 Feb
@akalinus When Mother Nature wants to give that final push, it can feel like winter is endless. February, while being the shortest month is typically our worst in terms of "winter" weather.
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@akalinus (40403)
• United States
21 Feb
I think spring is trying to put in an appearance but I hope it stays for the party. I am tired of winter.
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@much2say (53833)
• Los Angeles, California
20 Feb
Ah, nature is feeling spring coming soon! We had some nice, warm days, but the morning/night chill has not left us . . . and we've had some days of heavy rain. Normally we would be in near-summer weather by now . . . so I guess we're in a sort of wintery mode for Southern CA.
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@much2say (53833)
• Los Angeles, California
26 Feb
@akalinus It's funny because I grew up here and a lot of rain was in my childhood. But drought conditions made it all dry and things changed as the years went by. Now we're back to rain - for now anyway - CA is quite unpredictable. Have you had to deal with many storms this season?
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@akalinus (40403)
• United States
27 Feb
@much2say The storms were not bad except for one hurricane. It did a lot of damage but it was south of us. I am dreading when it is our turn.
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@akalinus (40403)
• United States
21 Feb
I think you in Southern CA have had it hard. Rain is always hard to deal with when it is cold. I hope it gets better for you. I am in Florida and my part of the woods is still wintry with spring trying to get started but there is always another cold front or storm.
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@LadyDuck (457286)
• Switzerland
21 Feb
I am glad you are enjoying signs of life again. We had a warm winter, the primroses and the violets are in bloom.
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@LadyDuck (457286)
• Switzerland
21 Feb
@akalinus I love the violets, the flower symbol of my birthday month.
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@akalinus (40403)
• United States
21 Feb
@LadyDuck That is lovely.
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@akalinus (40403)
• United States
21 Feb
I love the flowers in the spring. I remember walking in violets covering the ground everywhere. It is one of my favorite memories. I'm glad you have some warm weather.
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@Deepizzaguy (94219)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
20 Feb
The weather in south Louisiana is starting to get warmer.
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@akalinus (40403)
• United States
21 Feb
That is good. I just wish it would warm up and stay that way. I hate all the teasing the weather does, warm day, yay, oops it's cold again.
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@akalinus (40403)
• United States
22 Feb
@Deepizzaguy I can't wait for some summer heat. I have only gotten to enjoy oe warm day this year.
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@Deepizzaguy (94219)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
21 Feb
@akalinus I know how you feel since I am enjoying the spring weather right now before the summer heat comes later this year.
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@LindaOHio (155401)
• United States
21 Feb
I am enjoying the warmer weather too. We still have a little s**w on the ground. Have a good day.
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@akalinus (40403)
• United States
21 Feb
Today, it is cold again. At least, we don't have the s**w on the ground. I am thankful for that.
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@akalinus (40403)
• United States
22 Feb
@LindaOHio Take any warmth you can get. i am grateful for every warm day.
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@LindaOHio (155401)
• United States
22 Feb
@akalinus It will be 50F today. For February that's wonderful!
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• Georgia
21 Feb
Not quite there yet, I think winter is still going to do its thing for awhile. My sister sent me this nice photo of a park in London yesterday - it is near where my nephew is going to rent
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@akalinus (40403)
• United States
21 Feb
It looks like something is blossoming. That is always a hopeful sign.
@AmbiePam (85213)
• United States
20 Feb
More birds seem to be coming around, but we are still clearly in colder weather. It won’t be long though, because we have a 79 degree day coming up soon. Two days later it will go back to 44 degrees, but it’s something…
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@akalinus (40403)
• United States
21 Feb
It would be so great to have a 79-degree day. But it is so hard when it gets cold again.
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@just4him (305317)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Feb
Winter? What's that? It's been so warm this winter we're going down as the warmest winter on record. Trees are budding - in February. We're two months early for anything to bud. I've heard people say they're seeing plants pushing up shoots. This is February in Wisconsin. We should have snow on the ground for another two months. Instead, it's been in the 40s most of the winter. I'm glad you're seeing life happening.
@JudyEv (325206)
• Rockingham, Australia
21 Feb
It never gets to cold here that we see things coming back to life. Leaves appear on trees and flowers start blooming but there are always animals and birds around.
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@akalinus (40403)
• United States
21 Feb
I always love the signs of new life and always love to see the birds and animals. I have seen birds but no animals so far. Our cats like to watch little scurrying things like ground squirrels but they must be hiding.
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• Cloverdale, Indiana
21 Feb
MY trees are starting to put some buds on & being we just had some big trees taken out they covered them with branch's I have to take off.
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@akalinus (40403)
• United States
21 Feb
It is hard moving tree stuff. I have done it and it is not any fun. You will be glad to see the buds and the new leaves starting.