Author Topic: Signs of Spring  (Read 100120 times)

hellymedic

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1250 on: November 10, 2019, 02:23:01 pm »
Ice cream van has not yet gone into hibernation...

Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1251 on: November 10, 2019, 02:38:28 pm »
The first snowdrops have flowered in Priory Park.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

hellymedic

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1252 on: January 04, 2020, 01:59:08 pm »
Grass appears greener, longer, thicker.

Basil

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1253 on: January 04, 2020, 03:04:24 pm »
Daffs are coming on nicely.  Tulips are a bit more yawn, stretch, peep over the duvet, but they are definitely waking up.
Small birds are singing more and Mrs B reports twig carrying by the pair of wrens that live in our stable.  (Or the descendants thereof.)
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1254 on: January 04, 2020, 11:35:41 pm »
There were two separate sightings of a swallow at Abberton Reservoir on 1st January, reported on the Southend RSPB website.

http://www.southendrspb.co.uk/sightings.htm

Both the reporters are reputable so I have no doubt that they are right. I understand that a probable explanation was that the bird wasn't physically up to a several thousand mile journey in late September so it hunkered down round here.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

T42

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1255 on: January 05, 2020, 09:37:07 am »
Catkins on our hazel bushes. 
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1256 on: January 05, 2020, 04:37:37 pm »
Cats are already pooing on our blooming aconites.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1257 on: January 05, 2020, 04:53:52 pm »
Grass appears greener, longer, thicker.
This.
It doesn't appear to have stopped growing much since I last mowed it in late October.

T42

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1258 on: January 15, 2020, 03:40:21 pm »
Windless day with cloudless sky, blazing sunshine, 10°C, germander speedwell blooming by the drive.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

T42

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1259 on: January 28, 2020, 11:02:45 am »
Just had a ladybird crawl over the back of my hand.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

offcumden

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1260 on: January 31, 2020, 09:41:30 pm »
Almost ran over a frog which was crossing the road today. Surely frogs hibernate? At 12 or 13 deg C I suppose they might feel spring is on its way. But I, for one, won't be casting clouts.

Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1261 on: January 31, 2020, 09:44:49 pm »
I was out dog-walking today. 12°C or so, a bit breezy, but very spring-like, and the great tits were giving it large with their boring song.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

T42

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1262 on: February 01, 2020, 04:56:42 pm »
It was spring-like here too: pissing down.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

woollypigs

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1263 on: February 01, 2020, 07:46:14 pm »
Swan building nest on the canal in same spot as the last seven year I've walked there. Locals tell me that they have been there close to eleven years now. Hope this year's crop will be a good ones as four years ago they had eleven wee ones and it gone down hill since. With only one last year after a year of five cygnet and a goose. They started with six but swapped one for a goose.
#bollockstobrexit

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1264 on: February 01, 2020, 08:26:27 pm »
Lot of snowdrops in flower today so  :)
the slower you go the more you see

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1265 on: February 01, 2020, 08:39:21 pm »
Rhubarb is starting to sprout.  :thumbsup:

So I've missed another year when I intended to lift and split it.  :facepalm:

T42

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1266 on: February 02, 2020, 12:57:07 pm »
Dozens of crocuses on the point of opening.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Kim

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1267 on: February 02, 2020, 05:34:07 pm »
First topless BSOist of the year.  Probably a visiting Geordie.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Basil

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1268 on: February 02, 2020, 07:21:55 pm »
Some of the daffs in full flower here.
Quote from: Kim
And remember that friends who organise things on Facebook aren't proper friends anyway.

T42

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1269 on: February 03, 2020, 09:05:46 am »
Crocuses open. Blattered to hell by the rain.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1270 on: February 03, 2020, 07:32:00 pm »
A tandemist without gloves. (Me.)
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1271 on: February 04, 2020, 08:09:23 am »
Foxes barking last night  :)
the slower you go the more you see

T42

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1272 on: February 04, 2020, 08:25:10 am »
A dozy bee on the workshop wall.

28°C in the south.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

hellymedic

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1273 on: February 17, 2020, 02:43:46 pm »
The distant chime of the ice-cream van - bang on time: Monday afternoon in the February half-term.

Daffodils fully open, peach/pear (I'm not sure which) tree next door in full blossom last week.

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1274 on: February 17, 2020, 04:55:51 pm »
A photo from my daughter. Frogspawn in Rochester.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.