Author Topic: Signs of Spring  (Read 95445 times)

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #825 on: April 06, 2015, 11:16:26 pm »
The really really nice ice cream place on the A30 has reopened after the winter.
"No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the couch."

Wowbagger

  • Dez's butler
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #826 on: April 06, 2015, 11:44:54 pm »
Although I couldn't make out the causes in the murky water, there were definite signs of wriggling in the middle of a patch of frogspawn in Priory Park.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #827 on: April 07, 2015, 08:28:50 am »
We have tadpoles :smug:  And three baby fish, c.2cm long.
Sic transit and all that..

tiermat

  • According to Jane, I'm a Unisex SpaceAdmin
Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #828 on: April 07, 2015, 09:54:29 am »
Dead chicks on the decking, courtesy of our cats.
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

Cudzoziemiec

  • Dormant but requires tea
Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #829 on: April 07, 2015, 10:57:23 am »
Cycling-specific signs of spring: You can ride 80 miles at a relaxed pace and not need lights. In contrast, you do need at least half a bottle of water.
At some point in the ride, you might find yourself in Osaka with Spanish speakers where you had expected Edinburgh talking Greek. This does not mean you are lost, or even off route.

Mr Larrington

  • A bit ov a lyv wyr by slof standirds
  • Custard Wallah
    • Mr Larrington's Automatic Diary
Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #830 on: April 07, 2015, 11:17:55 am »
The Nissan Leaf usually parked outside the builders' merchants on the way to the doctor's has been supplanted by a Caterham.
External Transparent Wall Inspection Operative & Mayor of Mortagne-au-Perche
Satisfying the Bloodlust of the Masses in Peacetime

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #831 on: April 07, 2015, 11:51:34 am »
Cycling-specific signs of spring: You can ride 80 miles at a relaxed pace and not need lights. In contrast, you do need at least half a bottle of water.

Yes! Ongoing surprise at both those wonders!

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #832 on: April 08, 2015, 11:42:44 am »
I saw some blue bells in a little garden along the towpath near rickmansworth yesterday  :)
the slower you go the more you see

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #833 on: April 08, 2015, 04:58:22 pm »
Spring has definitely sprung and there are chickens in my kitchen. I am also sunburnt.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Dormant but requires tea
Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #834 on: April 11, 2015, 09:48:34 pm »
If you have too many eggs, you know where to bring them!
At some point in the ride, you might find yourself in Osaka with Spanish speakers where you had expected Edinburgh talking Greek. This does not mean you are lost, or even off route.

Snakehips

  • Twixt London and leafy Surrey
    • Snakehips' Bikes
Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #835 on: April 11, 2015, 09:54:44 pm »
Five little foxes gambolling around at the end of my garden for the last few days.
Mustn't grumble in the circumstances .

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #836 on: April 11, 2015, 11:48:16 pm »
Five little foxes gambolling around at the end of my garden for the last few days.

Photo(s) for the Squeeee thread maybe??
" One Cup Of Tea Is Never Enough But 2 Is One Too Many " - John Shuttleworth

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #837 on: April 15, 2015, 10:20:03 pm »
Seen near moss end on a byway



 :)
the slower you go the more you see

Wowbagger

  • Dez's butler
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #838 on: April 17, 2015, 07:35:56 am »
Plenty of blossom out in Ightham Mote yesterday, including bluebells.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #839 on: April 20, 2015, 09:25:46 pm »
A cuckoo sang briefly last Thursday. A pair of robins are building a nest behind a loose board in one of our fences; it has boards on both sides, so there's a nice nesting site on an arris rail, hopefully out of reach of the neighbours' cats. Must remember not to nail the board back too early ;).

There are lots of wood anemones on the roadside verges & a few bluebells coming into flower on the sunnier hedgebanks. Has anyone else been enjoying the splendours of the blackthorn blossom?

Wowbagger

  • Dez's butler
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #840 on: April 20, 2015, 10:35:49 pm »
Yes, we have. There have been cowslips out as well.

I saw an adder this morning, the first I've seen for years. Hardly a sign of spring - I'm pretty certain that it is the earliest in the year I've ever seen one.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

TheLurker

  • Goes well with magnolia.
Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #841 on: April 22, 2015, 07:39:43 pm »
Observed on our late afternoon stroll today:

First ducklings of the year. 16 _very_ new (fluffy golf-ball stage, mebbe only hatched in the last 2 days) in the care of one female mallard all skittering around like sodium on water.

First swallows of the year.  Two and, unusually, one was perched only 15' or so from us and stayed that way for a minute or two so we got a really good view of it.


Τα πιο όμορφα ταξίδια γίνονται με τις δικές μας δυνάμεις - Φίλοι του Ποδήλατου

Wowbagger

  • Dez's butler
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #842 on: April 23, 2015, 06:15:24 pm »
Mrs. Wow and I heard a cuckoo this afternoon at about  2 o'clock in Tenterden.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Wowbagger

  • Dez's butler
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #843 on: November 17, 2015, 11:38:05 am »
Snowdrops in flower in Priory park. I forgot my phone, so no photo. There was no sign of any at all when I was last there last week, but there's a significant clump sprung up and flowering. These must have been up a few days.

Three weeks later than last year.

https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=29530.msg1758755#msg1758755
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Riggers

  • Mine's a pipe, er… pint!
Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #844 on: November 17, 2015, 05:09:21 pm »
^ They might be just late.
Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #845 on: December 16, 2015, 12:51:50 pm »
My daffs look like they'll open soon...

Basil

  • Um....err......oh bugger!
  • Help me!
Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #846 on: December 16, 2015, 01:21:13 pm »
A patch of road side daffs have been fully out for a week or so.  And the ones by our house that are often out at christmas look like, er, they'll be out at christmas.
Quote from: Kim
And remember that friends who organise things on Facebook aren't proper friends anyway.

PaulF

  • "World's Scariest Barman"
  • It's only impossible if you stop to think about it
Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #847 on: December 16, 2015, 01:27:29 pm »
Our cherry tree has blossom!

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #848 on: December 18, 2015, 07:41:41 pm »
Our grass has gone bright green with new growth.

Wowbagger

  • Dez's butler
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #849 on: December 18, 2015, 08:50:02 pm »
I have heard song thrushes singing in both Southend and Maidstone.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.