Author Topic: Signs of Spring  (Read 93378 times)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #925 on: May 05, 2016, 03:51:53 pm »
Today I am wearing shorts! Long Itchers be warned!
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Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #926 on: May 05, 2016, 11:13:15 pm »
Today I am wearing shorts! Long Itchers be warned!

Is this a caution to your woollen winter undergarments?
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #927 on: May 06, 2016, 08:37:56 am »
I am also wearing shorts  ;)
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #928 on: May 06, 2016, 11:28:55 am »
Heard my first swifts of the year this morning. :)
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Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #929 on: May 06, 2016, 12:39:28 pm »
Heard my first swifts of the year this morning. :)

They might be the same ones I heard in Essex on Wednesday!
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #930 on: May 06, 2016, 03:48:53 pm »
My legs and Fingers!
Lots of wildlife activity on the 5:30 commute, it brings a smile to my face.

I had really had it with the dark and wet this year to the point where I was making excuses to take the car. It's all good again!
Enjoying a quiet year

hellymedic

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #931 on: May 08, 2016, 10:53:11 am »
My Bramley tree is finally coming into blossom.
The eating apples have not yet bloomed.

It's a weird spring; some things were very early. Some weren't.

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #932 on: May 08, 2016, 04:18:16 pm »
I may, or may not, have mentioned this in connetion ith Helly's post above.

The oaks seem to be coming into leaf very early this year, much earlier than the ash. They even seem to have beaten the horse chestnuts.

I don't keep a record of such things, so I can't be sure how unusual it is, but it seems so to me.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #933 on: May 08, 2016, 04:41:43 pm »
My Bramley tree is finally coming into blossom.
The eating apples have not yet bloomed.

It's a weird spring; some things were very early. Some weren't.

pear trees here full blossom, hardly a flower to be seen on apples except imminent buds on young bramley. Gooseberries have already set fruit whilst rhubarb is not yet big enough to pull. Lots oaks now in full leaf, does seem a bit topsy turvy
....after the `tarte de pommes`, and  fortified by a couple of shots of limoncellos,  I flew up the Col de Bavella whilst thunderstorms rolled around the peaks above

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #934 on: May 08, 2016, 05:54:03 pm »
I may, or may not, have mentioned this in connetion ith Helly's post above.

The oaks seem to be coming into leaf very early this year, much earlier than the ash. The even seem to have beaten the horse chestnuts.

I don't keep a record of such things, so I can't be sure how unusual it is, but it seems so to me.
Oak before ash, we'll have a splash!
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hellymedic

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #935 on: May 08, 2016, 05:57:58 pm »
Pear tree next door and mirabelle plums blossomed ages ago.
Magnolia on other side has nearly finished its flowers.

T42

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #936 on: May 08, 2016, 05:58:44 pm »
Motorbikes, motorbikes, nobbut bloody motorbikes, all day long.  Spring is come, the birds are singing, let's drown the buggers out and poison them. Vroom, vroom, look at me I'm Darth Vader in my leather duds and black visor (but underneath I'm an accountant).  Bloody noisy stinking motorbikes, fuck off back to Hell. :demon:
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Kim

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #937 on: May 08, 2016, 06:37:43 pm »
Sunburn.  Proper sunburn.  Haven't had that for years.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

hellymedic

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #938 on: May 08, 2016, 09:32:57 pm »
Hoping I slathered David with sufficient sungloop to prevent this. He has not yet returned.

Kim

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #939 on: May 08, 2016, 10:05:51 pm »
Yeah, it got so bad I had to resort to gloop (many thanks to Butterfly OTP), though a few hours later than strictly optimal.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #940 on: May 08, 2016, 10:13:58 pm »
Yeah, it got so bad I had to resort to gloop (many thanks to Butterfly OTP), though a few hours later than strictly optimal.

Yup.  Your arms were somewhat rosey when you dropped off the brake inserts this afternoon.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #941 on: May 08, 2016, 10:28:20 pm »
Yeah, I think tomorrow's going to be a good day for some computer programming.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

T42

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #942 on: May 09, 2016, 07:37:08 am »
Mine's fading already.  So's the weather: sky's looking whitish now and we're due thunderstorms.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

hellymedic

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #943 on: May 09, 2016, 11:06:56 am »
Transit of Mercury starts in around 75 minutes and it's fairly sunny here in Londonton.

David and Aspietro friend will be observing.

I'll remind them to gloop up.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #944 on: May 11, 2016, 03:34:03 pm »
Swifts and swallows at the weekend.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

Basil

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #945 on: May 11, 2016, 04:07:55 pm »
Some chestnut trees beginning to display their candles.
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T42

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #946 on: May 20, 2016, 09:00:23 am »
The spuds in our cupboard are questing towards the light.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

hellymedic

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #947 on: May 20, 2016, 02:14:18 pm »
Both hawthorn trees in the garden are in full blossom; they are not usually in synch.
Time to cast a clout or two!

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #948 on: May 20, 2016, 09:46:25 pm »
I have been casting clouts left, right and centre!
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Basil

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #949 on: May 24, 2016, 10:57:42 am »
I have been casting clouts left, right and centre!

Here we go gathering...... etc

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