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I'll declare it spring when it darned well feels like it! Although given
that today was warmer than it's been since about 31st August, it could have
started...!
On 6 Feb 2014 20:46, "James" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> On 02/04/2014 12:40 PM, Adam Walker wrote:
>
>> Where I live, in Texas, summer is from the first 90-degree (F for those
>> using C that's just a skosh above 32) day, to the last such day.  the
>> first
>> usually occurs in early April, but may be in March.  The last is usually
>> in
>> October, so about 8 months.  The main feature of summer is watching the
>> yards slowly turn brown and crack while the thermometers reach into the
>> 110s (again F, for those clinging to C above 43).  Fall is that week at
>> the
>> end of summer when the trees turn yelloworangereddead and dump their leave
>> in one great KAWHOOSH on the remains your lawn.  Winter is the time when
>> the trees are scraggly sticks poking at the sky, during which the
>> thermometer occillates wildly between the 20s and the 70s, (-7 to 26 for
>> you C-folk,  though this year has featured trips as low as 8 [-13C] with
>> wind chills in the negative numbers) occasionally covering that range in a
>> single day.  Winter ends when the trees begin to bud, returns when the
>> buds
>> are killed, comes back when the trees bud again, leaves when the buds are
>> killed again -- it's a war of wills between winter and spring for some
>> weeks with seasons alternating daily -- so really winter and spring happen
>> as a sort of interleaved affair.  Then just as spring seems to have the
>> upper hand, summer crushes her under his sweltering heel.
>>
>> Adam
>>
>>
> As a fellow North-Texan, I can vouch for your highly accurate description
> of the way things work here. Spot on!
>
> James W.
>