Upbeat’s Spring Guide#1

UPBEAT TIMES, INC. • March 2020 • Pg 13 Emerging Signs Of Life! JOKES & Humor # 4

by Kimberly Childers

long walks in the garden to evaluate and appreci- ate your work, epiphanies and plans. The nakedness of everything pruned back is starting to

A show

signs of life again with emerging buds and leaves, soft fragrances wa ft i ng in


air. Fad- ing flower petals adorn city sidewalks about town. Squirrels c ha si ng each other with fer- vor around

and around my walnut tree trunk so fast they are al- most turning into squirrel butter! Ha!


On or about March 21, spring equinox


called vernal equinox hap- pens, vernal meaning fresh or new.

This is when the

sun crosses the plane of the earth’s equator, making night and day of approx- imately equal length all


hh. . .Spring has made her presence known, time for

over this lovely planet. The full moon in March is called the ‘Worm Moon’ by Native American tribes due to the resurgence of worms in the ground, softening of the ground and the rob- ins and birds that feast on them. tive

Na- have

tribes their

own set of names for the full moons and often reflect each tribes’ customs and region. Names were ac- companied by legends and


traditions. Some of the names


Pink Moon in April, the

Flower Moon in May with the


of flowers everywhere! Strawberry Moon in June, the longest day of the year marking the start of sum- mer heat and strawberry harvests. In August there’s the Sturgeon Moon repre- senting the staple of early Native American diet and the abundance in the lakes, rivers and coastal waters.

As soap is to the body, so laughter is to the soul. — A Jewish Proverb UPBEAT TIMES, INC. • March 2020 • Pg 13 Overwintering insects

may still be in the garden if you have a little wild- ness remaining so delay- ing clean up a little longer is fine. Bird boxes can be cleaned wearing gloves for sure and watch for baby mice, Gasp! Time to carefully clean your ponds removing all

the ‘muck’ allowing it to lay on the side for 24 hours so everybody can wriggle and crawl back into their cleaner

habitat and then

add it to the compost bin. Think about adding a wa- ter feature to your garden this spring. The splashing and gurgling sound of wa-

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An actor had been out of work for 15 years because he always forgot his lines. Then one day he got a phone call from a director who wanted him for a big part in a play. All he had to say was “Hark! I hear the cannon roar!” After much worry the actor decided to take the role. Opening night arrived, and while he waited in the wings, the actor muttered to himself ‘Hark! I hear the cannon roar! Hark! I hear the cannon roar!’ The time for the entrance finally came and as the actor made his appearance, he heard a loud brooooom! He turned around and said, “What the heck was that?” Robert De Nero

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