Author Topic: Signs of Spring  (Read 90923 times)

JennyB

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1075 on: April 07, 2018, 06:32:54 pm »
First lawnmower yesterday. And the seagulls are back.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1076 on: April 07, 2018, 08:38:48 pm »
Ducklings and mowing the lawn today.


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Basil

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1077 on: April 08, 2018, 07:28:49 pm »
A patch of wild bluebells flowering on the roadside.
Seems early.  They're usually a May thing around  here.
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Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1078 on: April 08, 2018, 08:16:04 pm »
A patch of wild bluebells flowering on the roadside.
Seems early.  They're usually a May thing around  here.

Last weekend, I was walking through this wood near my brother's house, in his company. There were lots of bluebell plants all around us and he stopped and pointed out one that was in bud. "They are late this year. Last year there were bluebells here in flower in February."
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1079 on: April 08, 2018, 08:58:27 pm »
What are these lawns of which people speak?
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Kim

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1080 on: April 08, 2018, 09:26:01 pm »
What are these lawns of which people speak?

It's what non-cyclists have instead of undergrowth.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1081 on: April 11, 2018, 08:37:15 pm »
The magnolias are blooming. How ironic that such a bizarre looking tree (I think) and pretty, should have given its name to a paint that's another name for beige.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1082 on: April 12, 2018, 07:44:40 pm »
I cycled through my first faint cloud of wild garlic aroma on my way home this afternoon.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1083 on: April 13, 2018, 01:07:44 pm »
It was so cold and foggy this morning that I couldn't see far enough to see signs of anything never mind spring.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

citoyen

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1084 on: April 13, 2018, 06:58:46 pm »
Primroses and bluebells are out.

Basil

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1085 on: April 13, 2018, 08:01:59 pm »
Jenny Wren popping  in and out of the bird box with nesting stuff in its beak.  Exciting stuff for us as the box has been unoccupied for the two years we've been here.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1086 on: April 13, 2018, 08:10:25 pm »
Primroses and bluebells are out.

The bluebells in my back yard have finally put their flower spikes above the leaves, but they haven't opened yet. The cold snap last month has delayed a lot of plant action by a couple of weeks or so.
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Kim

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1087 on: April 13, 2018, 11:34:14 pm »
The spider invasion has begun...
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citoyen

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1088 on: April 13, 2018, 11:42:41 pm »
Primroses and bluebells are out.

The bluebells in my back yard have finally put their flower spikes above the leaves, but they haven't opened yet. The cold snap last month has delayed a lot of plant action by a couple of weeks or so.

To qualify my earlier comment, I took the dog for a walk in the woods this afternoon and saw a few scattered bluebells, but also lots of patches of dense green foliage that within a week or two will be a carpet of blue.

It’s the Oasts & Coasts 300 next weekend. They’re usually out in force in the Ashdown Forest for that ride.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1089 on: April 14, 2018, 07:38:16 pm »
A Wrens nest in a plant pot  (that I accidentaly disturbed, but seems to still be being incubated) and bluetit staking nesting materials into the nest box.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1090 on: April 17, 2018, 02:57:55 pm »
A huge fat bumble bee flew in through the kitchen window. Species unknown but not one of the usual white-tailed ones; it had a black, conical tail. So large I could still hear it buzzing quite clearly once I'd got it outside and shut the (double-glazed) window. It must have been attracted by the daffodils on the window sill, right? No, it was buzzing around and clinging to my trouser leg. And once I'd got it outside it spent some time investigating my bike, specifically the rear rack, which was standing by the door.
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Kim

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1091 on: April 17, 2018, 03:02:47 pm »
That's the best way for a bike:bumble bee encounter to go.  Certainly an improvement over my usual target-fixation face-on collision with them at speeds in excess of 20mph.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1092 on: April 17, 2018, 03:07:41 pm »
Question is, what's on my trouser leg? Hmm, I did have marmalade for breakfast.  :D (Home made – by a friend – and utterly delicious.)
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Kim

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1093 on: April 17, 2018, 03:08:54 pm »
Question is, what's on my trouser leg?

An enormous bee, have you not been paying attention?  ;)
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Aunt Maud

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1094 on: April 17, 2018, 09:02:25 pm »
The noisy cock over the road had a weekend garden power tool fest.

I think he must have all variants of antisocial gardening appliances.

T42

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1095 on: April 18, 2018, 08:56:07 am »
Riding through a stretch of forest yesterday, I noticed that El Prez seemed to have mounted tyres with a yellow-green rolling-strip. Then I looked at my own front tyre and saw that it matched his.

Pollen.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1096 on: April 18, 2018, 07:32:18 pm »
1st house martin   :)
1st flat hedgehog :'(
1st m/cyclist in shorts/t-shirt :facepalm:

Kim

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1097 on: April 18, 2018, 08:00:46 pm »
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Pingu

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1098 on: April 19, 2018, 08:59:36 pm »
First sighting of a bat in the garden this year.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1099 on: April 19, 2018, 10:39:32 pm »
The Daffs are finally out here on Teesside.