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More Signs Of Spring in the Burgh

phippsbutterflySo far I have my fig trees out of dormancy, seedlings started for corn, tomatoes, corn, etc … and no flowers. I’m trying, give me time. Maybe I’ll just leave it up to Phipps this year to fill me spring flower needs.

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Anyway … the signs of spring in Pittsburgh are starting to become more bountiful:

  • The Pittsburgh Pirates are in spring training and are hoping they won’t get beat by the pee wee teams again. Click Here for PG reference article.
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins are coming together under the new coach and we’ll get to see next season if they still hold it together. Click Here for PG reference article.
  • Parents are worried about tuition and if it will be there. Click Here for PG reference article.
  • Pitt dropped the ball, but at least Penn State still has a shot. Click Here for the Tribune-Review reference article.
  • Long lost diseases are springing up from the ground. Click Here for the Tribune-Review reference article.

SWB ‘s signs of spring:

  • I moved out of an apartment so I now have to start cutting the **** grass again.
  • The doggy poop cans in the park  starting to get thaw and get ripe.
  • Rust on Pittsburgh bridges is coming into full bloom.
  • The salt coating on the car is starting to melt off … taking most of the paint with it.
  • Band camp is starting … why … oh … why???
  • Spring drivers are out and wrapping themselves around telephone poles.
  • BBQ grills and corner drug transactions are starting to pop up.
  • Romantic interludes happening in public places (this item added for my friends at The Cork Factory)

Things SWB misses at the beginning of spring:

  • Seeing the river through the walkway on The Smithfield Street bridge.
  • The return of the pretzel guy downtown (stale pretzels never tasted so good).
  • The smell of coming from underneath the bleachers at Three Rivers Stadium.
  • Sweating in a PCC Trolley while riding out to South Hills Village.
  • Seeing people almost fall into the Fort Pitt Bastion at Point State Park before it was buried.
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