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It’s spring and much of the country has wildflowers in bloom. Have any of you taken your cars out recently and photographed them with cherry blossoms, wildflowers, or other pretty springtime backdrops? If so, please share your pics! This will also give encouragement to those parts of the country that are still not quite out of winter weather yet. 🌸🌷🌻🌺

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The only thing blooming around here is mud puddles.  Though I did hear the first peepers yesterday so Spring is coming just slowly up here.   For once I don't think there is any mention of snow in the forecast as well.   Finally! 

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Mostly sand/dust storms here for the last two weeks. Lots of tumbleweeds though 😉

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Last Monday I had my '59 Chevy out for the first time this year as it hit nearly 70º.

On Wednesday we got about 8-9" of HEAVY wet snow so that was the end of that....... 😕

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2 hours ago, ted sweet said:

and rain all week and next weekend

April showers bring May flowers! 

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Rainy here in Oregon but we have flowers blooming and the cherry trees just finished their show. The Skyliner is sleeping still. 

 

Texas and Cali are reporting lots of wildflower blooms. 

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And in Grass Valium, Califunny, a few days ago, we had our annual torrential rains that knock all the blossoms off the fruit trees!

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Grass Valley should be a nice place to live, peaceful, in the foothills, lots of trees. Been decades since I've been though there though. One of my coworkers retired to there, back in the 1980's, from Anaheim, Orange County he went there. 20.jpg?itok=w-oYJSZD

 

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There is a lot to like around here! And some? Not so much. A lot of wonderful back roads! Most of them separated by local highways not very agreeable to a model T Ford. On the other hand, many of the locals don't drive their modern cars much faster than a model T can go anyhow.

When we moved here a bit over thirteen years ago, I knew the mountainside wasn't a great place for fruit trees and vegetable gardens. Now, my little acre has way over a hundred trees on it. Black oaks from huge century plus, to still small twenty year-olds. Ponderosa pines way over a hundred feet tall! Dozens of other "small" pine and fir trees (if you think thirty to fifty feet tall is "small"?), and more struggling to reach the sunlight. Also about a dozen cedar trees, plus hundreds of cedar seedlings popping up all over the place. My house cannot be seen from Google Earth! Too many trees. It is a bit difficult to find even from the street. But I wanted a few fruit trees anyway, so I planted some. Of course my "black thumb" didn't help any. Clearly, my grandfather's farming genes got lost along the way. However, it almost never failed, as the trees grew, and they began to blossom? Almost every year, within three days of the blossoms opening? We got a torrential rain or hail storm. In ten years, I got three edible peaches, and one good pear. The deer tried harder and ate the apple tree in spite of the wire mesh around it.

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Last Sunday took the 66 fury out for a spin , Drove for about three hours . great day with the top down and the sun was out . hope to get the 32 chevy out one day this week . Rebuilt the rear ,new gears and axles . kings32

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89 degrees here in South Florida..........summer wet season will soon be upon us..........

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Back east here in Southern Ontario Canada we are getting the odd day in the upper 60's and take advantage when the roads are dry to exercise my Buick.

After being out for  awhile I came home and a friend happened to pull up behind me as he was out too.

There are daffodils in full bloom under our front window and next week will have to cut the grass so spring is in the works.

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The coffee trucks are blooming

 

 

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Older picture, has a purple flower thing in the photo. A lot of rain out here right now.

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Nice Packard.  That purple flowering thing is called a gay feather.  We'll just leave it at that. 

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You are correct we have some up here and I had some at my old shop.  They don't seem to be too fussy as to what type of soil they grow in.  I always thought a better name might make them more liked. 

I do like your landscaping.  We are just too cheap to do it right and rip out everything we have up here and start over which is what probably should be done. 

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It's been an interesting winter/early spring all across the country. I doubt anyone had, what they would consider, a normal year. As ready as most of us are to be moving into spring, I hope that summer and early fall, won't be adversely affected by the table that has been set, by the previous seasons weather.

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27 minutes ago, Buffalowed Bill said:

 I doubt anyone had, what they would consider, a normal year. 

 

We've had a normal year, meaning close to the

average winter and spring.  Naturally, weather varies

and everyone likes to talk about it.

 

I'm looking forward to more beautiful calendar-like photos

from our members here, showing Victoria's spring ideas---

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  victorialynn2 - I wish you a Happy Easter..

 

Jake..

 

 

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I am in Texas and as you know down here we are fortunate the cobwebs never form unless you want them to. I drive both of my hobby cars at least weekly year round if its dry and the only things that force storage are repairs or too many cars on hand! 

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