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April 17, 2014

We had family come for the weekend from Toledo, Ohio, which is right on the border with Michigan. They were amazed at the intensity of green and the spring flowers that are already blooming here in the holler.

We thought it was quite nice of them to bring along fantastic weather, temperatures in the 70s and 80s and no rain.

They were also treated to the hooting of the barred owls, the trilling of whippoorwills, the vividly bright plumage of gold-finches and a concert delivered nightly by spring peeper toads and various tree frogs.

Unfortunately, when our company returned to Ohio on Monday, they took the beautiful weather with them.

It was snowing off and on all day Tuesday. I think we will call and beg them to send the warmth back, and we will be very happy to return the snow to the northlands where it belongs.

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Dogwoods blossoms are open now, but are still green. They will turn white by the weekend. Redbud trees are bringing lively color to the roadsides and the hillsides. This is a vibrant time of the year, rivaled only by fall foliage.

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Some very lucky folks are finding morels already. I have looked for them in a couple of my favorite spots, but, around our holler, I think the tasty little morsels are waiting for the tulip poplars to awaken and the fiddlehead ferns to arise. I still have not seen any tiny green mayapple umbrellas peeking through the leaves, and when I do, that will be yet another indicator that it is time to search for the first morels of the year. We may run into each other out in the woods.



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