I am a teacher and I enjoy living along Lake Michigan. It is a beautiful place that makes me feel like I am on vacation all year long!
By: JanesVacation , 11:48 AM GMT on March 20, 2009
April 15, 2009
I went walking yesterday afternoon wearing my winter coat, 2 long sleeved shirts and a hooded sweatshirt. Oh yes, I forgot to mention the two pair of gloves - my knit ones under a warmer pair. Hahaha=so this is spring? I guess the "springy" part was that I was carrying my umbrella to shield me from the raindrops.
Warmer, sunnier weather is predicted for the rest of the week. My tulips and daffodils are up 4-5 inches and I saw a few purple violets blooming in a very warm location. Lake Michigan has been calm with this persistent east wind. I still haven't started my fence staining that I intended to begin in March. It is too cold for the stain to dry properly. The garden centers have their brick and board shelves up for garden plants that will be arriving soon. The seed displays and bags of potting soil are ready.
I'm impressed by all of the celestial goings on during the past 12 hours. I was awakened this morning by the lovely crescent moon in the clear skies to the south. It was a beautiful sight to greet us this first day of springtime.
Last night we looked for the Space Station and shuttle orbiting overhead at 8:35PM ESDT. It was magnificent as it arrived right on time in the northwest sky and lasted 3 minutes overhead on its way to the northeast. It was 39 degrees over the horizon which made it very easy to see. We have viewed it several times before. Here is the link to the sightings page:
The shuttle is quite impressive to us space junkies from the 70's. I wanted to be an astronaut when I saw Neil Armstrong land on the moon! I loved science and star gazing at an early age ... too bad I am not so fond of flying.
First day of spring, beautiful crescent moon and an orbiting space shuttle...I am enjoying springtime already! 20F here this morning. I guess the thermometer doesn't know that spring has arrived.
April 05, 2009
This is a big deal for not only MSU, but for the state of Michigan. We haven't had anything to celebrate in a long time!
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