Author Topic: Signs of Spring  (Read 93361 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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Wowbagger

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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.
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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.
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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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