Sunday, March 16, 2014

Auntie KiKi’s reminding us that... You know it’s spring in Savannah when…


You don’t bother with the forecast in case there’s the slightest chance of frost and you need to be heading for the grocery whether you need anything or not.
You don’t have to worry about a pesky cold snap below 70 degrees.
You consider the first day of deer season a holiday.
You have witched from heat to A/C in the same day.
You hear, “Hey, y’all, watch this!” as daddy starts the mower and you pray those won’t be his last words.
You know if it grows, it sticks; if it crawls, it bites.
You help grandma with puttin’ in her tomato and okra garden.
You start planning for all state festivals named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, insect or animal.
You send out invites for the family reunions.

You make room in the freezer for the other white meat called catfish.
You know to keep an eye out for the 10,000 known types of spiders in the South, plus some no one has ever seen before.
You know there are 5,000 types of snakes on Earth and 4,998 live in the South.
You know there are four seasons: Almost Summer, Summer, still Summer and Christmas.
You make sure your pantry has the only four spices: salt, pepper, ketchup and Tabasco.
You take granddaddy’s shotgun out for a run.
You consider100°F is “a little warm.”
You think iced tea is appropriate for all meals and started drinking it when you were two. And you won’t consider drinking it without sugar.
You think turn signals will give away your next move’s to the big sale to get a new sundress.
You work in your garden till you’re done or it’s too dark to see.
Your local papers cover national and international news on one page, but local gossip and sports take six.
So how do you know it's spring in your neck of the woods?  I'll give a cute butterfly and flower compact mirror for you pocketbook from the answers. 





18 comments:

  1. You have to climb over a snow bank to get to the DQ, that just took the boards off their windows to start the season. It's spring in Minnesota.

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    1. Loooove the DQ! Snowbank and all makes it worth the effort. DQ is a big hit here in Savannah. Get the one dipped in Chocolate. Yummmm

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  2. When you can go out more than one day in a row without your boots, it's spring in WNY.

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    1. Yes, NY is tough. So much snow. You need to visit with me and Reagan here in Savannah. We'd have a blast!

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  3. That bag is beautiful!
    Spring is subtle in south Florida. It starts in mid-February. There are leaves falling off certain trees (rather fall like) while early spring leaves are beginning to show on other tress and bushes. We have lows in the 40' some nights and highs in the 80's some days.
    That's spring around here.

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  4. Lucky you to have 80s. Here in Savannah the azaleas are big as busses and the magnolias are getting ready to bloom. Spreing lasts for two months...as close to heave as we get here on this earth. :-)

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  5. When I can put the screen back in the window for a week or so before turning on the AC here in Charleston, SC :)

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  6. You know it is spring when the Robins arrive,even if there is still snow on the ground.

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  7. Spring in Kansas. It was 73 degrees yesterday and it snowed this morning. Truth.

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  8. Flowers bloom, bikers bike, runners run, dogs abound the the warmth and soothing temps. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I live in Los Angeles and spring has come and gone. My personal marker is the first evening when you can smell the jasmine. Usually that is the second week in February.

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  10. Spring is here is full force and I love it. Bright blue skies, sunshine and 70's. Walking in the evening. planting flowers enjoying the long sunny days.

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  11. I know it is Spring when I am continually running to the pharmacy for antihistamines as the bloomin' flowers are bloomin'.

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  12. Turtles and tortoise are out of hibernation and are looking to be fed.

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  13. Spring in MA to me is when the 12 foot piles of snow are only about a foot tall and patches of grass, although still all brown, are showing here and there and birds begin to come back to the still bare trees. And when I see the first sprouting of my big pot of chives start to emerge. That is spring to me. Wish I was in Savannah to see those huge azaleas and those wonderful magnolias but I don't want to see snakes, so what do I do??

    Thank you Duffy and Auntie Kiki!!!

    Cynthia

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  14. When you see your first mosquito of the season.
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  15. The rain is warmer. There are more "wait 5 minutes" and the weather will change days. Flowers
    kaye.killgore@comcast.net

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  16. Spring allergies kick in with runny nose, sneezing, red & itchy eyes. AND, everyone mows their yard or washes the car in the driveway.

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