Spring and its flowers begin to bloom


March 29, 1998|By Cynthia Kammann | Cynthia Kammann,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

"CLOCK TIME" and "computer time" are different. Fifteen minutes at the computer moves the clock ahead at least an hour. When I say "Just a couple more minutes, hon," my husband now knows to ask, "Will that be in clock time or computer time?"

On Thursday, after spending too much time struggling to make my computer do something it just wasn't going to do, frustration set in. I escaped to do some errands. Outside, it registered slowly that something has changed: North county is now more green than brown, and there is a lot of color, especially lots of bright yellows. Spring? It snowed last Saturday.

But while their sign says "closed," Vince's Produce on Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard has purple, yellow and white pansies on the flower carts and bags of mulch.

I found a wall of bright forsythia dancing along Hammonds Lane, Olen Road and Broadview Road. Houses are flying flags of spring, with lilies, daffodils and pansies. Yards on the corner of Fifth and Jack streets near St. Rose of Lima Church are decked out for spring with large clumps of purple and yellow crocus, bundles of daffodils and a carpet of bright green grass.

I even saw buttercups and dandelions. Counting 28 robins in Linthicum Park clinched it for me. The evidence in incontrovertible. It's spring fever time.

Tiger Cubs

On Saturday, Tiger Cubs will be touring the Coast Guard Search and Rescue Station in Curtis Bay.

At the February pack meeting, Webelo badges were awarded to Christopher Drylie, Andrew Thornhill and Nicholas Hubble. At the March pack meeting, Arrow of Light badges were awarded to Andrew Thornhill, Bobby Fuller, Young Kim, Andrew Francis, Mike Comegys, Danny Smith, David Fuller, Stephen Romey, Alex Bahus, Randy Day, Harry Anuszewski, Paul St. John, Timothy Wheeler, Andrew Young, Jon Hedrick and Joseph Reinsfelder.

Cub Scout Pack 188 is sponsored by St. Rose of Lima Church.

Information: Sandy Romey, 410-355-6646.

Breast cancer support group

The Northern Anne Arundel County Breast Cancer Support Group, open to men and women who have survived breast cancer and their families and loved ones, will meet April 14 at St. Alban's Episcopal Church on First Avenue from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A physical therapist from the Mid-Atlantic Lymphedema Treatment Center will discuss the signs and symptoms of lymphedema. Sharyn Maznick, a survivor, is the coordinator.

Information: 410-761-3812.

Pub Date: 3/29/98

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