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Friday, March 14, 2014


Since I've noticed the seasons I've always liked Spring.

I'm a west coast boy and a lot of the west coast really has just two seasons, green or brown, wet or dry ....  Spring isn't really anything other than the turn from green to brown.
Plus I've spent nine years of my life in Hawaii & the only way to tell it's winter there is the ocean is a little cooler (like mid-70's).

Then we spent 13 years in the upper mid-west, when there is a 'real' winter I noticed spring!

Lately I've been noticing the birds chirping when I wake up, birds chirping is a sure sign of Spring.

I'm down in south Texas and spring comes to the south sooner than it does up north.
Last year we were in Del Rio Texas heading to Iowa and Spring had made it as far as the Texas/Oklahoma border area, I had mixed emotions as we passed it by heading north.

The right time of the year you can tell where spring is, even at night. If you are driving from the north Spring is where you start getting bugs on the car window, a clear windshield to 'wow!' we found Spring!

One year I was stationed at Coast Guard Air Station Chicago & we were doing a Great Lakes shore survey for someone or another. As we went flying up the Wisconsin shore of Lake Michigan I could see the line where spring was, it went from green to gray to white in a good sized band (maybe a mile wide) and ran across the earth from the shore of Lake Michigan to as far as the eye could see..

I've always liked the sounds of the birds when I wake up, that means Spring and the better weather is here.

I needed a picture, any picture, the back of this nickle did the trick.

This picture has nothing to do with spring really, but I pulled a coin from my pocket and saw this Viking ship on the back, what the heck?

I had to put my readers on to see it clearly.. it's a Lewis and Clark coin.

Enjoy your Spring folks!


  1. I haven't seen any of those coins yet.

    1. The coin was a nickle, the first one I'd even seen too.

  2. I enjoy spring as well but in Del Rio it is very short lived and we jump into summer :-(

    I love your new header picture. I am a fan of the old VW vans.

    1. That was a wetwesties camp, we ended up with 20 or so VWs up there.