Author Topic: Signs of Spring  (Read 108787 times)

Riggers

  • Mine's a pipe, er… pint!
Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #725 on: March 24, 2014, 01:20:20 pm »
Daffodils in my garden are open.
Ice cream van chimes in the street.


Whoa!! That's got to be one of the earliest yet, hasn't it? Perhaps it over-wintered here? How far South was it sighted?
Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

Vince

  • Can't climb; won't climb
Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #726 on: March 24, 2014, 01:36:01 pm »
Bloody birds waking me up at stupid o'clock in the morning
216km from Marsh Gibbon

Wowbagger

  • Dez's butler
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #727 on: March 24, 2014, 04:57:39 pm »
A chiff-chaff this morning.
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

nicknack

  • Hornblower
Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #728 on: March 24, 2014, 05:31:57 pm »
Daffodils in my garden are open.
Ice cream van chimes in the street.


Whoa!! That's got to be one of the earliest yet, hasn't it? Perhaps it over-wintered here? How far South was it sighted?

They've been going all winter here. So perhaps they only migrate as far as Sheppey.
There's no vibrations, but wait.

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #729 on: March 24, 2014, 06:12:56 pm »
Daffodils in my garden are open.
Ice cream van chimes in the street.


Whoa!! That's got to be one of the earliest yet, hasn't it? Perhaps it over-wintered here? How far South was it sighted?

My Latitude is 51.597o...

Basil

  • Um....err......oh bugger!
  • Help me!
Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #730 on: March 24, 2014, 06:54:39 pm »
Leaves coming out on the horse chestnut trees.  :thumbsup:

Quote from: Kim
And remember that friends who organise things on Facebook aren't proper friends anyway.

Ruth

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #731 on: March 24, 2014, 06:57:48 pm »
Soon be candle season  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #732 on: March 27, 2014, 03:46:00 pm »
Mozzies gathering under the kitchen awning.

I wondered why I was itching a couple of days ago!

Culex molestus how I love you.

NOT

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #733 on: March 27, 2014, 08:47:39 pm »
signs of spring bah humbug!! my last job today was mowing a lawn, in hail, rain and snow in that order hurumph!!

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #734 on: March 28, 2014, 12:22:38 am »
Passed a clump of what looked a bit like wood anemones on the commute this morning. They were dangling bell-shaped flowers with a distinctly pink colour. It was a bit cold for spring flowers to open fully, so I planned to check on the way home. As it happened I returned by a different route & passed a clump of very pink looking flowers in Kenilworth & several clumps of anemones where I'd seen them last year. They weren't very open, but after the hailstorm (complete with thunder & lightning) I'd ridden through, I can't blame them.

First cowslips were emerging this morning in the usual sunny spot - not properly open yet.

Many spring lambs out in the fields. There were ewes & lambs in the next-door field today: one of our jobs was to rebuild the fence that separated them from our field. One of the locals is a collie who's not very bright that tried to play sheepdog with one of the ewes. It was something of a role-reversal to see the mother of 2 very young lambs facing down the dog & chasing it away from her offspring.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #735 on: April 01, 2014, 09:53:43 pm »
On Sunday, on the way to inspect these

,

I spotted the following in flower for the first time (for me) this spring:
Hogweed
Cow parsley
Speedwell - don't know which one
Forget-me-not
Greater stitchwort
Strawberry - probably barren
Red campion
Dog's mercury

Spring is happening in a hurry :)

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #736 on: April 03, 2014, 09:12:54 pm »
Swallows! A mixed flock of about a score of swallows & martins over the Avon in Barford this morning. It's a bit early.

Also saw a couple of bluebells opening up, though not properly open yet.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #737 on: April 11, 2014, 08:46:32 am »
Diss Mere this morning:


woollypigs

  • Mr Peli
    • woollypigs
Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #738 on: April 11, 2014, 10:41:01 am »
The smell of a bbq starting up.
#bollockstobrexit

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #739 on: April 11, 2014, 06:55:34 pm »
A swallow sighted at Canewdon on an early afternoon ride.

Vince

  • Can't climb; won't climb
Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #740 on: April 11, 2014, 09:53:19 pm »
African or European?
216km from Marsh Gibbon

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #741 on: April 13, 2014, 09:49:29 am »
I have seen my first Barn Swallow ( Hirundo rustica ) of the year on my early morning ride today  ;D
123 Miles East of Marsh Gibbon

Cudzoziemiec

  • Waking up now, put the kettle on!
Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #742 on: April 13, 2014, 10:50:10 am »
Mrs Cudzo found a ladybird in the bathroom yesterday morning. It had, if we counted correctly, 16 spots. Seems a lot!

Also, we need to open the windows to let the warm air in.
Days become simply the spaces between dreams, spaces between the shifting floors of time...

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #743 on: April 13, 2014, 06:14:45 pm »
Numerous house martins around Reading, & yesterday near Aylesbury.
"A woman on a bicycle has all the world before her where to choose; she can go where she will, no man hindering." The Type-Writer Girl, 1897

Wowbagger

  • Dez's butler
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #744 on: April 18, 2014, 08:14:39 am »
A cuckoo this morning, heard but not seen. In fact, I think there were two as both were some way off and one was to the south and the other to the north.
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #745 on: April 18, 2014, 08:55:17 pm »
Daffodils in my garden are open.
Ice cream van chimes in the street.


Whoa!! That's got to be one of the earliest yet, hasn't it? Perhaps it over-wintered here? How far South was it sighted?

We now have three ice cream vans chiming in our streets at different times of day. David HATES those chimes!

Gus

  • Loosing weight stone by stone
    • We will return
Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #746 on: April 19, 2014, 06:45:57 pm »
Me in shorts and the first  bbq this year with friends tonight

woollypigs

  • Mr Peli
    • woollypigs
Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #747 on: April 20, 2014, 08:23:09 pm »
Well not really sign of spring more sign of summer - a kid with a water pistol.
#bollockstobrexit

Basil

  • Um....err......oh bugger!
  • Help me!
Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #748 on: April 20, 2014, 08:27:43 pm »
Are the bluebells coming on much earlier this year?
Quote from: Kim
And remember that friends who organise things on Facebook aren't proper friends anyway.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #749 on: April 20, 2014, 10:42:48 pm »
I reckon the bluebells are a week or 2 earlier than last year.