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Hello Spring! [May. 22nd, 2013|01:52 pm]
Beemer
So after our extended-remix winter (DJ Omega Block Snowin-Every-Tuesday version), we had a special preview of summer last week, but now it's finally spring.

Driving to the bus stop this morning, I abruptly realized that a bunch of the trees have leaves now, and those that don't are putting out buds in a hurry.

The mountain bluebells are out in force on the trail behind the lab, and when I took a walk after lunch, I also noticed a wide variety of little white and yellow flowers of various species, plus a few prickly pear pods that looked like they were swelling up and getting ready to blossom.

In front of the lab, where the shuttle picks up and drops off, the planted areas have a whole bunch of ice plant. There's one lone metallic fuchsia flower at the moment, but there's a whole line of yellow ones right up against the wall (presumably where they get more warmth).

Not sure how long things will stay green this year (I gather that although we've caught up somewhat on snowpack, things are still on the dry side) so I'm definitely going to appreciate it while it's here.
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[User Picture]From: zalena
2013-05-23 02:45 am (UTC)
I should come for a hike.

And a tour. You know I've never been inside that place. ;)
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2013-05-23 04:56 am (UTC)
You totally should!
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[User Picture]From: annlarimer
2013-05-24 06:15 pm (UTC)
We had a week of rain-sun-rain-sun-rain-sun, and my lawn went from nothing to kneesocks while the ground was too wet to hold the mower up. It took a week to do with the reel mower.

What I am saying is, please kill me.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2013-05-24 06:44 pm (UTC)
Clearly, you are in need of a hoofed ungulate.
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[User Picture]From: annlarimer
2013-05-24 06:47 pm (UTC)
It's actually illegal to keep them inside city limits here, because they are considered livestock. You can't have a schmancy pet chicken, either.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2013-05-24 08:14 pm (UTC)

edited for better icon

Boo!

Sadly, there are no rent-a-goat franchises in Nebraska. (Although there is one in Ames, Iowa, and two near Kansas City.)

Perhaps you could rent an antelope?

Edited at 2013-05-24 08:15 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: annlarimer
2013-05-24 08:22 pm (UTC)

Re: edited for better icon

I've decided that what I really want is a schmancy chicken that will also mow my lawn.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2013-05-24 08:16 pm (UTC)
Also, I just learned that cetaceans are apparently ungulates, too, although not hoofed.

I don't think they would help with your lawn, although I bet there's no law against keeping them!
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[User Picture]From: annlarimer
2013-05-24 08:24 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but where am I gonna get all the krill?
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