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sofaking
04-05-2008, 14:24
mowed the lawn today, spring in southern maryland is almost over.
went fishing easter sunday and found a tick crawling up my leg...
it's time to move north. and west...

Pathfinder
04-05-2008, 14:28
No way!!! Up here in Maine there's still quite a bit of snow. The mountains just got a few more inches of snow yesterday. It will at least be another month until I will have to mow the lawn. (Not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing)

Bulldawg
04-05-2008, 14:33
I mowed Grass Thursday, but I would not say spring is over by any means. We had a low here this morning of 39*F. Supposed to be 74*F tomorrow. So I would say we are right in the thick of Spring!!

Wags
04-05-2008, 14:36
our grass here in central pa never even died this year. it's gonna be a nice season for us landscapers :D

Ashman
04-05-2008, 14:43
we've mowed three times already, been in the 70's several days already

jesse
04-05-2008, 14:51
mine needs mowing

Lone Wolf
04-05-2008, 14:53
i've mowed twice already

Blissful
04-05-2008, 15:10
We won't mow yet - too many flowers have sprung up on our lawn out of nowhere - narcissus and grape hyacinths. Also bluebells. But soon.

Rain Man
04-05-2008, 15:14
Yep, mowed last week. Spent the morning today sharpening my mower blades.

My yard has more "wildflowers" than it does grass! LOL

Mostly invasive exotics, though. Dandelion, henbit, and the like.

Rain:sunMan

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Lyle
04-05-2008, 15:14
Still a bit of snow around here. Did see some folks out pushing mowers, not sure what they thought they were doing, the grass isn't growing yet. Maybe picking up last year's leaves. We got our first snow before Thanksgiving, haven't been snow-free since. Caught a few people off-guard, didn't get all the leaves up.

4eyedbuzzard
04-05-2008, 15:48
Lawn? Haven't see it since November. Still at least 6 to 8 inches on the floor here. Probably won't have to mow until mid-May.

Fannypack
04-05-2008, 17:45
i've mowed twice already
what else do u have to do, mayor?

Heater
04-05-2008, 17:45
our grass here in central pa never even died this year. it's gonna be a nice season for us landscapers :D

Nice season for the bugs, too! :(

Lone Wolf
04-05-2008, 18:13
what else do u have to do, mayor?

patrol the hostel to kick out ahole thru-hikers, a daily full time job, run shuutles, golf, ride my harley, drink beer at dot's, clean house, do laundry and dishes, etc., etc.

sofaking
04-05-2008, 18:31
patrol the hostel to kick out ahole thru-hikers, a daily full time job, run shuutles, golf, ride my harley, drink beer at dot's, clean house, do laundry and dishes, etc., etc.
chew bubble gum and kick hiker azs...and i'm all out of bubble gum.:mad:

Sly
04-05-2008, 18:35
Spring is over? It just started a couple weeks ago!

sofaking
04-05-2008, 18:46
Spring is over? It just started a couple weeks ago!
due to environmental and economic impacts, the bush administration has decided to preempt spring effective immediately.

boarstone
04-05-2008, 18:51
For what it's worth...I shoveled snow yesterday...still 4' on the ground...I'd take a lawn mowing right about now...

sofaking
04-05-2008, 18:53
For what it's worth...I shoveled snow yesterday...still 4' on the ground...I'd take a lawn mowing right about now...
let's swap. i'll even throw in the wife and kids.

sofaking
04-05-2008, 18:53
but i'm keeping the dog

boarstone
04-05-2008, 18:57
sofaking: LMAO! Naw, you keep the rents and tenents, I've got enough leases of my own...

Lone Wolf
04-05-2008, 19:02
due to environmental and economic impacts, the bush administration has decided to preempt spring effective immediately.

mccain for president!

sofaking
04-05-2008, 19:04
sofaking: LMAO! Naw, you keep the rents and tenents, I've got enough leases of my own...
dag blammit...here i am having to use deet in april
grubble rubble mumble...:mad:

Pathfinder
04-05-2008, 19:40
mccain for president!

Hooah!!!

Darwin again
04-05-2008, 21:03
Hooah!!!

Thud McCain mashed four airplanes before he got shot down and taken prisoner for five years, then he came home, dumped his wife, married a beer heiress and went on the public service welfare roles for the rest of his life. Heckuva record!

sofaking
04-05-2008, 21:52
Thud McCain mashed four airplanes before he got shot down and taken prisoner for five years, then he came home, dumped his wife, married a beer heiress and went on the public service welfare roles for the rest of his life. Heckuva record!
sounds like fun, except for the pow part

Bulldawg
04-05-2008, 21:54
Yeah, lots of guys have dumped their wives. I mean, I don't condone it. I ain't considering it myself. But I ain't gonna avoid some dude because he does.

Bulldawg
04-05-2008, 21:54
I was just thinking about something, how did a mowing the grass thread become a McCain thread??

sofaking
04-05-2008, 21:56
I was just thinking about something, how did a mowing the grass thread become a McCain thread??
ain't this place the tits?:banana

Blissful
04-05-2008, 21:56
I was just thinking about something, how did a mowing the grass thread become a McCain thread??


It's called White Blaze.

Blissful
04-05-2008, 21:57
clean house, do laundry and dishes, etc., etc.

You're hired...

:)

aaroniguana
04-05-2008, 23:37
Sofa I was in your neck of the woods today (Colton's Point) and picked off 4 of the buggers when I got home.

Heater
04-05-2008, 23:58
Sofa I was in your neck of the woods today (Colton's Point) and picked off 4 of the buggers when I got home.

You shouldn't pick your buggers.

sofaking
04-06-2008, 00:12
Sofa I was in your neck of the woods today (Colton's Point) and picked off 4 of the buggers when I got home.
this is going to be a nasty summer for ticks

astrogirl
04-06-2008, 00:38
We've got at least a week before we have to mow here.

We're at 1100'.

Bulldawg
04-06-2008, 01:45
We've got at least a week before we have to mow here.

We're at 1100'.

Mowed Thursday for the first time at 2000', but probably 150 miles south.

Crazy Larry #1
04-06-2008, 04:56
I be mowing the lawn tomorrow with this...........

http://evatech.net/pictures/2007/PICT0131.JPG

Crazy Larry #1
04-06-2008, 04:58
Dang, how can I make the above page smaller?

mrc237
04-06-2008, 06:57
I was just thinking about something, how did a mowing the grass thread become a McCain thread??

What I'd like to know is what the f*** lawn mowing/ McCain has got to do with the AT ITS A HIKING SITE

buff_jeff
04-06-2008, 11:02
I'm going to evade cutting our grass all summer by hiking. Sucks for my brother! :banana :D

sheepdog
04-06-2008, 11:34
What I'd like to know is what the f*** lawn mowing/ McCain has got to do with the AT ITS A HIKING SITE

So I was hiking fast, just mowin across the lawn at SNP on the AT. My ankle hurt a bit so I was leanin on ma cain. :D:D:D

weary
04-06-2008, 12:20
For what it's worth...I shoveled snow yesterday...still 4' on the ground...I'd take a lawn mowing right about now...
Still snow and ice in the woods of midcoast Maine, but my lawn has finally succumbed to spring -- i.e. no snow, except the remains of the piles left by the winter plow. Grass has finally got a few springs of green, but yellows and browns are the dominant colors.

The redwing black birds have arrived from where ever they go in winter. Yesterday I shot 50 or so digital photos of a great blue heron on the edge of the stream that divides my two acres from an acre owned by our town land trust.

It's convinced me again of the value of my Panasonic lumix DMC FZ7 camera with its 12x optical telephoto and 4 digital. The heron was 250 feet away, but it was beautifully sharp in my 8X10 photos.

I shot hand held from an open window. Panasonic's image stabilizer is truly remarkable. I was ready to give up photography before I bought the camera, my hands had begun to shake so.

Sorry, I can't post a picture. I've never learned how. Does anyone have some simple directions.

Weary

Heater
04-06-2008, 12:21
What I'd like to know is what the f*** lawn mowing/ McCain has got to do with the AT ITS A HIKING SITE

I don't know but dis is what I be mowing with on Monday.

http://www.toro.com/home/images/twpm_20076_xl.jpg

Toro! :D:D:D:D

mudhead
04-06-2008, 12:23
Sorry, I can't post a picture. I've never learned how. Does anyone have some simple directions.

Weary

A new thread that I can bookmark would be very welcome. I am in the same boat. Glad you have blackbirds!

Heater
04-06-2008, 12:31
A new thread that I can bookmark would be very welcome. I am in the same boat. Glad you have blackbirds!

Find your picture (on a server) Right click it. Highlight the properties. Cick on the Yellow icon with a mountain in it. Paste the URL in there. Click OK.

Simple! :D

weary
04-06-2008, 12:47
A new thread that I can bookmark would be very welcome. I am in the same boat. Glad you have blackbirds!
Well, as you can see, I finally was able to post a thumbnail of the heron, though in an effort to get it down to size, I cut out too much of the photo. The final version is only about 10 percent of the size allowed, 59, rather than the 588 maximum. I'll continue to experiment, maybe.

But I just clicked on the paper clip above the message and followed directions to attach a saved photo file. Though I kept getting messages saying the attachment was too large, 1.38, rather than the 588 whatever that is allowed.

Weary

Heater
04-06-2008, 13:10
Well, as you can see, I finally was able to post a thumbnail of the heron, though in an effort to get it down to size, I cut out too much of the photo. The final version is only about 10 percent of the size allowed, 59, rather than the 588 maximum. I'll continue to experiment, maybe.

But I just clicked on the paper clip above the message and followed directions to attach a saved photo file. Though I kept getting messages saying the attachment was too large, 1.38, rather than the 588 whatever that is allowed.

Weary

Weary. Put the photo on another server. (one of those free photo album type of servers) Then do it like I posted above.

You will not be uploading to the WB server so you will avoid the size restrictions.

sofaking
04-06-2008, 14:02
how did my lawn mowing thread become a photog thread? this is white blaze, i'm gonna tell lone wolf...

Montego
04-06-2008, 14:07
I be mowing the lawn tomorrow with this...........

http://evatech.net/pictures/2007/PICT0131.JPG

Kind of looks like a "Binford 6000" :D

Heater
04-06-2008, 14:10
how did my lawn mowing thread become a photog thread? this is white blaze, i'm gonna tell lone wolf...

Glad I didn't post a pic of my new shotgun! :D

weary
04-06-2008, 15:27
Weary. Put the photo on another server. (one of those free photo album type of servers) Then do it like I posted above.

You will not be uploading to the WB server so you will avoid the size restrictions.
I recognize that is another possibility. But many of my photos are designed for use in one or another of the three newsletters I put out. I'm constantly opening them to review them, crop them, or to enhance them for use in a newsletter. Just as I've never attached a photo before on White Blaze, I've never experimented with an on line server. Do they maintain maximum quality? The print house I use likes maximum possible quality in the prints I give them. Whenever I get a bad printing job, they blame the quality of my prints.

As you probably have guessed, I learn just enough about computers to do what I need to do.

Well, to keep this thread dealing with spring. My wife and I today planted 120 tomato seeds in an indoor flat. My rule is to plant seeds indoors by April 15 at the latest, for transplanting outdoors by June 1 -- the last date for likely frost where I live.

I always put a few seeds in earlier and later in case spring weather brings unexpected cold or warmth.

Weary

mudhead
04-06-2008, 18:14
Gonna take the dirt longer to warm up this year.

All the same variety?

rickb
04-06-2008, 18:30
I hear lawn mowers starting up all the time up in the mountains. Many times miles from nowhere. The noise tends to go away after a few seconds, though.

sofaking
04-06-2008, 18:33
toast. i smell toast, does anyone smell toast?

JAK
04-06-2008, 18:51
Refuse to mow on principle before july 1st or after labour day, and take the summer off!

sofaking
04-06-2008, 18:54
i'm hitting the trail this weekend, and i expect that the lawn will be ignored while i'm gone and i'll need a scythe to get to the front door when i get home.

JAK
04-06-2008, 19:00
I'm reseeding my lawn with Sequoiadendron giganteum.

JAK
04-06-2008, 19:01
3,200 years from now the neighbours will be right pissed. :D

JAK
04-06-2008, 20:11
You would have to see my lawn to appreciate just how funny that was.

p.s. Cracking myself up here.

sofaking
04-06-2008, 20:34
You would have to see my lawn to appreciate just how funny that was.

p.s. Cracking myself up here.

s'all right, i do the same thing for myself...:banana

weary
04-06-2008, 21:19
I hear lawn mowers starting up all the time up in the mountains. Many times miles from nowhere. The noise tends to go away after a few seconds, though.
In my experience there has been strange sound that is not a lawn mower sound, but a malfunctioning chain saw sound. Years ago I finally figured out that it was a horny ruffed grouse looking for a mate. They beat their wings on the ground hoping to attract a female within a mile or so.

It was a major puzzle to thru hikers in 1993 until I finally told them it was just a bird looking for a piece of as......

wEARY

Tinker
04-06-2008, 21:30
I remember hearing ruffed grouse for the first time, many years ago, wondering why all those woodswise people couldn't keep their tractors running. :p

sofaking
04-07-2008, 02:16
so wouldn't you know, i go and declare spring is over here in somd and we get cold and rainy weather. funny how that happens. hmmm...let's see, i didn't win the lottery again? i said i didn't win the lottery...


;)

BradMT
04-08-2008, 09:18
7" new snow overnight... mowing won't happen til June.

fivel
04-08-2008, 09:40
We're still raking
wha...?

AlwaysHiking
04-08-2008, 10:03
Mowed the lawn here last week. It was much overdue. It never stopped growing this winter. It's very thick, green, and lush right now.