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SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 2010, 2:32 P.M.

Signs of spring

In case you're luxuriating in the warm wonderful springness going on outdoors: You're welcome.

You see, after last winter's endless snow fell on top of my half-prepared vegetable garden, roses and flower beds, I learned my lesson. I made sure all the winter preparations were made. I raked. I mulched. I trimmed. I put away the pretty things on the patio and brought out all the snow shovels and de-icer. Yes, sir. I was ready for winter.

Obviously, I jinxed us all. Old Man Winter never made it to Spokane at all. (He did, however, enjoy an extended stay in the East.)

Now, in early March, we're having May. I take complete credit. Unless, of course, we get a blizzard in late spring...

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Cheryl-Anne Millsap's Home Planet column appears each week in the Wednesday "Pinch" supplement. Cheryl-Anne is a regular contributor to Spokane Public Radio and her essays can be heard on Public Radio stations across the country.

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