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Tue Mar 22, 2016, 08:41 PM

Its actually very very green outside

My this time last year, grasses on the hills were already golden (browning).
I couldn't help myself, I planted annuals and replaced things that died during the drought.
How are you making out where you live?

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Reply Its actually very very green outside (Original post)
Fresh_Start Mar 2016 OP
NV Whino Mar 2016 #1
Fresh_Start Mar 2016 #4
upaloopa Mar 2016 #2
Adsos Letter Mar 2016 #3
Fresh_Start Mar 2016 #5
KamaAina Mar 2016 #6
Adsos Letter Mar 2016 #7
TeamPooka Mar 2016 #8
JayhawkSD Mar 2016 #9

Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 08:49 PM

1. Um, I got some weed eating in before the last rain

I will do some more tomorrow. Got some frost resistant veggies in. Getting antsy to plant tomatoes.

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Response to NV Whino (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 09:03 PM

4. I got my first tomatoes in....

with a wall of water to protect them.

so fingers crossed I will have some early tomatoes.
Will plan more once its a bit warmer

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Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 08:52 PM

2. I use to live near Caliente CA in Twin Oaks. There is a mountain there called Bear Mountain

near RT 223 and Rt 58. On special years the wild flowers grow like a blanket of multiple colors. I am told it is like that now.

General Fremont rode through there in the 1700's and wrote about those wild flowers.

Yep it is a special year. Also the native Americans who lived there ate acorns and a year like this one gave them enough food to store for lean years.

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Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 08:54 PM

3. Our countryside over by Fairfield...

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Spring is going to be lovely this year!

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 09:04 PM

5. just gorgeous

its the same brilliant green here as well

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 10:08 PM

6. Seeing those windmills reminds me

 

every time I come back from Sac and see the "Caution: High Winds" signs on 80 where it starts its descent into Vallejo, I can't help but wonder why there isn't a battery of windmills there.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 22, 2016, 11:45 PM

7. They talked about it at one time.

If I recall correctly, the idea was dropped because of a Golden Eagle nesting area. Or something like that. I'm hazy on this one.

But we sure do get the wind in the summer.

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Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 12:38 AM

8. I've never seen the San Fernando Valley this green in my 16 years living here.

The hills and mountains are thriving with plant life.
Lush is the word that keeps coming to mind.
Keep it up rainy weather.

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Response to Fresh_Start (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 01:36 AM

9. San Diego still 1.65" below normal rainfall.

 

Our usual brown hills. El Nino storms have mostly stayed well north of us.

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