Have you noticed it too, or am I just being wishful? The signs of spring are slowly showing up around us. Yea, winter will probably keep a hold on us just a bit longer, but it can't stop spring from arriving. And for that, I'm happy.

Here are some signs that spring 2022 is ready to blossom.

March 1st Has Arrived...Well, on Tuesday, March 1st

1st Day Of March
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It can only get better, right? Sure, we've been hit with some March winter storms, but the snow usually doesn't stick around long. And with each passing day, we get to enjoy more daylight.

The Outside High Temperatures Are Rising

Temperatures Rising
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Have you noticed temperatures are slowly beginning to hit into the 40s and sometimes the 50s as well? Hopefully, below-freezing temperatures will be gone, along with the snow, and more importantly, the ice piled up in my driveway.

The Annual Binghamton St. Patrick's Day Parade Is Back

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That's always a sign of spring. The parade kicks off at Fayette and Court Streets this Saturday, March 5th, at 1:30 p.m. It's been two years since we've enjoyed the largest, most fun parade in the Southern Tier. We'll be in the parade, and we hope to see you and your family. A great way to welcome in spring!

The Birds Are Coming Home

Birds Return
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I'm noticing more birds at my feeder and more birds singing lately when I open the door to go outside. My Greyhounds love to taunt them as they hide in the Holly bushes near my bird feeders, but the birds have learned to just ignore them. Guess it's time to stock up on birdseed.

Retail Stores Changing Out Seasonal Products

Now Selling Spring Seasonal Items
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Yep. I was looking for bags of rock salt over the weekend in one of our local stores, and there were none. In its place were products for planting instead, and outdoor furniture was replacing things like snow shovels and ice picks. Also, winter clothing is gone, replaced by spring and simmer clothing instead.

Daylight Savings Time Returning In Less Than Two Weeks

Daylight Savings Time Returns
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Yes, we will be turning our clocks forward one hour so you will get to enjoy more daylight hours. The date? Sunday, March 13th - 2 a.m. Of course, you will lose an hour of sleep or whatever you do on the overnight for that one morning,

First Day of Spring Is Less Than 3 Weeks Away

First Day Of Spring
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Sunday, March 20th, although the meteorological calendar has spring beginning on March 1st. So, there you go. Winter will soon be in the rear-view mirror, and I for one, say good riddance, that is until next December.

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