Author Topic: Signs of Spring  (Read 92176 times)

Wombat

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #800 on: March 25, 2015, 01:35:38 pm »
Ooh, I'd better go and lie on the fields near my chosen place with my 500mm lens watching for hares, then.  I am determined to get a hare photo one day! 

My spring news is that Baggins has taken to thundering up and down the hallway like a spring lamb, all bouncy and silly.  He is 13.... (and he passed his MOT with flying colours today, and didn't even notice the vet stabbing him.)
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Ruthie

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #801 on: March 25, 2015, 07:38:30 pm »
And today three hares in the field behind us, resplendent in their summer orange-brown coats after a winter of grey colouring. Not seen any "boxing" yet tho.

Aw.  Haven't seen a single hare yet.
Milk please, no sugar.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #802 on: March 25, 2015, 08:33:07 pm »
And today three hares in the field behind us, resplendent in their summer orange-brown coats after a winter of grey colouring. Not seen any "boxing" yet tho.

Aw.  Haven't seen a single hare yet.

I have. I ran over it in the car  :facepalm:.

"Clump clump clump...."

fboab (wakes up): "What was that?"
me: "Nothing."

Sigh...

pdm

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #803 on: March 26, 2015, 08:08:46 am »
Spring is DEFINITELY sprung here - the crocusses are out in the garden! (as is the garden furniture...)


Vince

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #804 on: March 26, 2015, 10:02:16 am »
The Unread Topics is full of Audax events.... must be spring
216km from Marsh Gibbon

Ruthie

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #805 on: March 26, 2015, 09:26:16 pm »
And today three hares in the field behind us, resplendent in their summer orange-brown coats after a winter of grey colouring. Not seen any "boxing" yet tho.

Aw.  Haven't seen a single hare yet.

I have. I ran over it in the car  :facepalm:.

"Clump clump clump...."

fboab (wakes up): "What was that?"
me: "Nothing."

Sigh...

 :'(  :(
Milk please, no sugar.

T42

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #806 on: March 27, 2015, 07:30:48 am »
The One True Sign: the annual ant invasion of our kitchen has begun.  Two different species in two days.  Fascinating wee buggers but a bit wearing when you lift up a scouring pad and find a platoon scurrying about the underside, or put your hand down in the wrong place.

Natch, only discovered after the missus had decamped to the shops that the tube of ant gel is blowing gas like last year's rubber solution and her phone is still on her desk.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #807 on: March 28, 2015, 06:34:20 pm »
The horse chestnut buds have burst.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Ruthie

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #808 on: March 29, 2015, 05:18:20 pm »
I have a tan line from my cycling knickers.
Milk please, no sugar.

Auntie Helen

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #809 on: March 29, 2015, 05:56:52 pm »
Asparagus for sale at the Spargelhof down the road
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Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #810 on: March 29, 2015, 09:07:50 pm »
There is a very slow patch of daffodils in Priory Park that still have not opened. Most have been in flower for a while so it must be a late variety.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #811 on: March 30, 2015, 10:21:51 am »
The weekend's winds.
"Pick a flower on Earth and you move the farthest star." Dirac.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #812 on: March 30, 2015, 05:48:23 pm »
Bud's nearly open on the silver birch tree the magpies are nesting in  :)
the slower you go the more you see

Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #813 on: March 31, 2015, 08:05:32 pm »
Asparagus for sale at the Spargelhof down the road

There's some for sale round here as well. The trouble is it's in Waitrose and it's all from Peru and Mexico.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

mcshroom

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #814 on: April 01, 2015, 09:53:29 am »
Sneezing and a runny nose yesterday have meant I'm back on the hayfever tablets as of last night. Must be spring. ::-)
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Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #815 on: April 02, 2015, 06:43:03 pm »
According to the "Latest sightings" board on the Southend RSPB website, on 31st March two people saw swallows.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #816 on: April 02, 2015, 07:02:20 pm »
It snowed on Monday and sleeted and rained. Must be spring or it would have been snow and sleet all day.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Basil

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #817 on: April 06, 2015, 01:30:37 pm »
I've just driven #2 son back into Carmarthen in time for this afternoons shift.  The display in the car read 18° all the way with a couple of 19° here and there.  :D

I can't wait to start complaining that it's too hot.  ;D
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Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #818 on: April 06, 2015, 01:37:11 pm »
10°C here, Basil. It was sunny earlier - not warm, too much NE wind. I was dressed in warm garb while leafletting abd a couple of times the letterboxes which were in the sun were almost too hot to touch.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Steph

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Kim

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #820 on: April 06, 2015, 08:56:01 pm »
My allergies have kicked in.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

mcshroom

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #821 on: April 06, 2015, 08:57:57 pm »
My allergies have kicked in.
Think I beat you by a week on that one.
Climbs like a sprinter, sprints like a climber!

Snakehips

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #822 on: April 06, 2015, 09:28:14 pm »
I've had Robins and Great Tits collecting moss from my 'lawn', presumably for nest lining purposes.
Mustn't grumble in the circumstances .

Ruthie

  • Her Majester
Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #823 on: April 06, 2015, 09:56:54 pm »
Many, many skylarks today, mostly heard but also seen.

 :D
Milk please, no sugar.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Solar powered, tea fuelled cycle-wol
Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #824 on: April 06, 2015, 10:50:54 pm »
Lucky Ruthie! Though I did think I heard one last weekend, when it was horrid windy, but decided it couldn't have been.

Big sports bikes out in force today, as well as a few Old Britsters.
"Pick a flower on Earth and you move the farthest star." Dirac.