Promise of spring in the UP

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Actually found some crocuses in bloom in the lawn, which is still brown. And , a sure sign of spring in the UP, a flock of Canadien geese went over, headed north. Guess we’re going to have apring up here, even if it is going to be in the
thirtys the next few days!

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In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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