Author Topic: Signs of Spring  (Read 90727 times)

T42

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1025 on: January 25, 2018, 10:38:31 am »
Beds of crocuses in our garden, with the odd dandelion.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1026 on: January 26, 2018, 08:46:36 pm »
Aconites and  Thomasinias in the lawn. Long tailed tits looking for nest sites. A queen wasp in my shed  :o.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

Basil

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1027 on: January 27, 2018, 12:08:22 am »
On the walk today.  Loads of daffs, only one of which was completely out.  Lots of bluebell shoots, but nothing close to sprouting.  A bank of white frogs bottoms.
Sorry.  That's what the kids called them when they were ickle. 
Crocuses.
Croak arses.
Frogs bottoms.


I'll get their coats.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1028 on: January 27, 2018, 09:47:55 pm »
Snow drops on Friday and crocus es today  :)
the slower you go the more you see

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1029 on: February 18, 2018, 11:49:46 am »
My first chaffinch in song this year, on a tree in our road. It was a full-blooded song as well, not the half-baked subsong of last years' first example.

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1030 on: February 18, 2018, 07:09:17 pm »
Lambs!
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

hellymedic

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1031 on: February 21, 2018, 04:43:16 pm »
Open daffodil in my NW London garden.

Basil

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1032 on: February 21, 2018, 07:08:33 pm »
Orion moving nicely to the west.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1033 on: February 21, 2018, 07:23:06 pm »
Our first daff opened this week as well.
And last week I noticed that the some of the patch of celandines on my commute home have survived the ravages of the builders and are flowering by the side of the road. Not sure they'll be there next year so making the most.
"No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the couch."

Kim

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1034 on: February 21, 2018, 08:15:20 pm »
Slugs.  Or at least their snot trails.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1035 on: February 22, 2018, 06:34:44 am »
Time to get your tent out then Kim  ;D
the slower you go the more you see

T42

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1036 on: February 22, 2018, 08:19:54 am »
Howling NE wind and -4°C.  Must be Spring.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1037 on: February 22, 2018, 09:03:48 am »
A butterfly last weekend.
sideways bounding monkey lounging under fruit tree

Kim

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1038 on: February 22, 2018, 11:41:07 am »
Time to get your tent out then Kim  ;D

Yes.  Well.  Freeze-your-lungs-off ALC meet this weekend...
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1039 on: February 22, 2018, 06:32:33 pm »
I'd bring some snow shoes and tools to make igloos then ;). Enjoy  :)
the slower you go the more you see

Kim

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1040 on: February 25, 2018, 04:58:19 pm »
Lurgy relapse meant I didn't make it to the ALC meet.

But the first ice cream van of the year just arrived.
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hellymedic

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1041 on: February 25, 2018, 07:13:34 pm »
No ice cream vans in this corner of Outer Londonton so far this year.

Hope they didn't die hibernating!

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1042 on: February 25, 2018, 08:29:24 pm »
First ice-cream van of the year here was a fortnight ago.
I'd been doing a little gardening, but had been indoors for an hour when it arrived and I was still cold.
Optimistic or what.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1043 on: February 25, 2018, 08:37:21 pm »
Dunno, a fortnight ago I was in a cafe in Burford, taking a break from being snowed on (hard, stinging snow – yuck!), and tourists were coming in with their kids wanting ice cream.
sideways bounding monkey lounging under fruit tree

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1044 on: February 26, 2018, 08:12:03 am »
They won't need to turn their freezers on today  :o
the slower you go the more you see

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1045 on: February 26, 2018, 10:35:32 am »
first wild daffodil of the year on Saturday (24th).
They are usually a lot further behind the garden variety.

Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1046 on: February 26, 2018, 07:55:36 pm »
I don't think we have any "wild" daffodils. There were some in flower in the park a couple of days ago. That's one flower which doesn't seem to mind if it gets covered in snow.
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T42

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1047 on: March 06, 2018, 02:28:05 pm »
Mrs T42 saw a butterfly yesterday.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1048 on: March 06, 2018, 07:22:37 pm »
The local magpies nest building today .  :)
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1049 on: March 06, 2018, 11:50:58 pm »
A fair bit of birdsong in the past few days. Song thrush on Sunday morning in the park, a blackbird in or at least well within earshot of our garden this afternoon...
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.