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So we're having a warm spell (typical of March--though whether it'll stay warm is anyone's guess sdfgjkhsdf) and all the snowdrops and crocuses and jacinths and stuff are poking their little green pointy selves out of the ground! Some of the more daring trees are budding, too. Green is happening! ERMAGERD! ABRUPT AND UNEXPECTED VERDANCY!

(Also evidence of how few people in this neighbourhood clean up after their canines. The local park is very much studded with--yeah.)

The ubiquitous random-ass Toronto moss that pops up in pointless places never actually died, so it's still green, but it's always thus, so it doesn't count as ABRUPT AND UNEXPECTED VERDANCY.

Ah, yes. Snow is melting, cardinals are loud, blue jays are loud, sparrows are--still fat, pigeons still look stunned, and today I witnessed, at close range, a crow divebombing into a puddle for no reason except that he could and the little punkass splashed me on the way out.

It's March Break, so the high school across the road is quiet; they're re-doing the roof on it, ans thus every so often a mixture of miscellaneous wood, gravel, paper, junk, WTF, and assorted smithereens rains down out of the junk chute and into the dumpster below. I have no idea why this is as funny as it is. I blame my lack of sleep.

...Cardinals are really loud when they sing right outside a window, by the way. Usually they're just all up in the trees and bushes by my building, but this morning one of them decided he liked the acoustics of my balcony and sang at the top of his avian lungs for an hour around six.

Then at seven there was a sparrow fight.

Then at eight I had to get up, and there was still a sparrow fight...

They stopped when I opened the balcony door and sternfaced at them.

So! Yeah! HOW IS EVERYONE ELSE? HAVE YOU GUYS ALSO GOT ABRUPT AND UNEXPECTED VERDANCY?

...I am so caffeinated right now. A medium coffee does THIS to me. XD But, really, I didn't have much other choice. It was this, or being mostly dead.

So hi. :D

Date: 2013-03-11 08:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the--ivorytower.livejournal.com
I don't think I tagged it as such but I had an old entry called 'damned chirpy birdies' that woke me up at the crack of doom while I was still visiting my parents' farm. Fucking birds, you'd think it was spring or some-- wait...

Date: 2013-03-12 12:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yukie1013.livejournal.com
that is the BEST tag ever XD I may have to borrow it at some point in time.

Birds have no concept of what actually constitutes morning, and what's great is when the bachelor mockingbirds in the neighbourhood are like EYYYYY BEBBEH CHECK OUT MY SWEET SWEET TENOR at two in the morning...they're not doing that yet, but the cardinals are making phaser noises with enthusiasm.

Date: 2013-03-11 10:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] avalonjones.livejournal.com
It was 80 degrees F this past Saturday, and now it's back to the low 40s. Boo. But yeah, there's some spring things happening--saw my first blossoming plum tree last week, and the swans have moved on for the year, and now the bats are back! The bats are teeny--about the size of a sparrow--and we love them because they are bug-eating machines. And I heard a meadowlark for the first time the other day, too.

Date: 2013-03-12 12:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yukie1013.livejournal.com
Oh gosh TINY BATS eeeee I love bats dearly.

And I have never heard a meadowlark before. *googles!*

Date: 2013-03-11 11:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-surfacer.livejournal.com
I live in Edmonton. What is this "verdancy"? ;)

Date: 2013-03-12 12:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yukie1013.livejournal.com
BWA XD My sister's in Calgary, and I remember last year when the chinook hit she was like, "EVERYTHING IS LESS CRISPY AND THE CATS WANT OUT!"

Date: 2013-03-16 07:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] torsui.livejournal.com
XD um, we've had rain -- boy golly did we have rain -- and then some sun plus freezing-ass breeze and now we're going to get snow? MARCH, WHAT THE HELL MAN.

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