Author Topic: Signs of Spring  (Read 97508 times)

hellymedic

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1250 on: November 10, 2019, 02:23:01 pm »
Ice cream van has not yet gone into hibernation...

Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1251 on: November 10, 2019, 02:38:28 pm »
The first snowdrops have flowered in Priory Park.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

hellymedic

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1252 on: January 04, 2020, 01:59:08 pm »
Grass appears greener, longer, thicker.

Basil

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1253 on: January 04, 2020, 03:04:24 pm »
Daffs are coming on nicely.  Tulips are a bit more yawn, stretch, peep over the duvet, but they are definitely waking up.
Small birds are singing more and Mrs B reports twig carrying by the pair of wrens that live in our stable.  (Or the descendants thereof.)
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Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1254 on: January 04, 2020, 11:35:41 pm »
There were two separate sightings of a swallow at Abberton Reservoir on 1st January, reported on the Southend RSPB website.

http://www.southendrspb.co.uk/sightings.htm

Both the reporters are reputable so I have no doubt that they are right. I understand that a probable explanation was that the bird wasn't physically up to a several thousand mile journey in late September so it hunkered down round here.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

T42

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1255 on: January 05, 2020, 09:37:07 am »
Catkins on our hazel bushes. 
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1256 on: January 05, 2020, 04:37:37 pm »
Cats are already pooing on our blooming aconites.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1257 on: January 05, 2020, 04:53:52 pm »
Grass appears greener, longer, thicker.
This.
It doesn't appear to have stopped growing much since I last mowed it in late October.

T42

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1258 on: January 15, 2020, 03:40:21 pm »
Windless day with cloudless sky, blazing sunshine, 10°C, germander speedwell blooming by the drive.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.