Author Topic: Signs of Spring  (Read 95655 times)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #525 on: March 11, 2013, 11:51:42 am »
I think we can count today's and yesterday's high winds as signs of spring.

Squashed toads on the road to school.

Did you?
Of course not - they're far too fast for me.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #526 on: March 15, 2013, 03:43:32 pm »
Frogspawn in Priory Park. It had been there some time by the look of it.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #527 on: March 16, 2013, 04:37:34 pm »
And lots more, still being produced, in Churchill Gardens. A pretty grim day though.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

jogler

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #528 on: March 16, 2013, 05:42:02 pm »
Daffodils in the back garden

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #529 on: March 23, 2013, 09:13:45 am »
Have the mid-winter/spring fusion going on...  freezing temperatures, snow, snowdrops, dafodils, birds gathering nesting materials.
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Basil

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #530 on: March 23, 2013, 10:43:47 am »
I suppose one good thing about this current weather is that we'll probably get one of those 'explosive springs' when it finally warms up a bit.
All the stuff that is holding back due to the prolonged winter will all come out together in a spectacularly colourful but brief celebration.  :D
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #531 on: March 23, 2013, 11:29:46 am »
I suppose one good thing about this current weather is that we'll probably get one of those 'explosive springs' when it finally warms up a bit.
All the stuff that is holding back due to the prolonged winter will all come out together in a spectacularly colourful but brief celebration.  :D

Then it will snow again.
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Kim

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #532 on: March 23, 2013, 12:59:49 pm »
Sudden death allergy attack?  Marvellous...
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Basil

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #533 on: March 27, 2013, 03:09:28 pm »
You can tell the weather's getting better.  Bloody Biggles is out and about again.  Noisy bastard!  >:(
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #534 on: March 27, 2013, 03:19:01 pm »
I suppose one good thing about this current weather is that we'll probably get one of those 'explosive springs' when it finally warms up a bit.
All the stuff that is holding back due to the prolonged winter will all come out together in a spectacularly colourful but brief celebration.  :D

Then it will snow again.
Already happened here. At least twice, I think three times. All the crocuses and such in our garden came out and then died a couple of days later in the snow.
The unwilling rider and the one who leaves each control in turn without reluctance, with no desire to come back, obviously cannot be making the same journey, even though their brevets are identical.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #535 on: March 27, 2013, 03:24:34 pm »
Well, I gave my dog his spring hairdo last weekend (AKA clippered off all his fur). I have actually never seen Google be cold before, but he is shivering inside the house  :facepalm:
I have just ordered him a knitted argyle jumper from Amazon. I suspect Simon will refuse to walk him wearing it  ;D

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #536 on: March 27, 2013, 04:01:10 pm »
I suspect Simon will refuse to walk him wearing it  ;D

I'm sure Simon will look very fetching.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #537 on: March 27, 2013, 08:06:53 pm »
I have just ordered him a knitted argyle jumper from Amazon

Has it got roses on it?

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #538 on: March 28, 2013, 02:50:30 pm »
Well, I gave my dog his spring hairdo last weekend (AKA clippered off all his fur). I have actually never seen Google be cold before, but he is shivering inside the house  :facepalm:
I have just ordered him a knitted argyle jumper from Amazon. I suspect Simon will refuse to walk him wearing it  ;D

He doesn't like it! (Google that is, Simon hasn't yet seen it)

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #539 on: April 02, 2013, 04:05:03 pm »
An actual cat basking in an actual patch of actual sunshine!

There's still snow on the ground, mind, but pleeeeeease let Spring not be too far off.

Tomsk

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #540 on: April 02, 2013, 04:23:02 pm »
Violets and primroses in full bloom...I swear they were shivering, though  ;D

And our first visit to a nursery this year, for a couple of bay trees, or maybe an olive, but too expensive so we came away with golden bamboo  :-\

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #541 on: April 02, 2013, 05:42:55 pm »
The temperature in the garden is 6°C. The temperature in the hot water tank (entirely solar heated) is over 50°C.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #542 on: April 04, 2013, 11:27:23 pm »
Things are happening, albeit slowly. On Tuesday, near the end of my 'commute', was a green grass verge. When I returned it had a moderate sprinkling of celandines. Today (going N. against one helluva headwind)  there were 3 primroses on a S. facing bank in the morning. On the way home (yes there was a tailwind ;D) there were several flowers open on each of the 3 plants. Judging from the total absence of insects while we were working, they'll all have to wait a bit longer before they're pollinated.

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #543 on: April 05, 2013, 01:01:35 am »
There were plenty of primroses out in Bath at the weekend.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

clifftaylor

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #544 on: April 07, 2013, 07:58:42 am »
There's all flowers and that in the garden  :)

fboab

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #545 on: April 07, 2013, 09:14:12 am »
Daffodils, violets & primroses in the Test Valley.
Somewhere in Hampshire: A butterfly. One of these:

It was freezing first thing, but after about 9:30 it really felt like spring.
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Wascally Weasel

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #546 on: April 07, 2013, 09:59:30 am »
Sudden death allergy attack?  Marvellous...

Yes, I was pondering this.  Expecting sudden onset of hayfever shortly as the plants go crazy.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #547 on: April 07, 2013, 11:05:39 am »


Goose egg in the frying pan   :D

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #548 on: April 07, 2013, 11:19:50 am »
Violets and primroses in full bloom...I swear they were shivering, though  ;D

And our first visit to a nursery this year, for a couple of bay trees, or maybe an olive, but too expensive so we came away with golden bamboo  :-\

If you want a bay tree, just let me know. There's a public garden round the corner from us where the buggers self-seed. The council just grub them up with the weeding.

I may have one in a pot in the garden. I'll check.

Edit: no, no potted bay trees. I've got a walnut and something else in that I can't identify - an oak, I think - but no bay trees.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Pingu

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #549 on: April 07, 2013, 12:17:53 pm »

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