Author Topic: Signs of Spring  (Read 109259 times)

hellymedic

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1275 on: February 17, 2020, 07:00:13 pm »
Facebook friend in Kingston upon Thames posted photo frogspawn yesterday.

Kim

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1276 on: February 17, 2020, 07:32:23 pm »
At least one storm ago:  Second topless BSOist of the year.  He was wearing some sort of Mad Max face mask and had a leather jacket tied around his waist.   ???
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1277 on: February 17, 2020, 09:08:57 pm »
 Blossom on the trees near staines today also new leaf growth 🙂
the slower you go the more you see

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1278 on: February 17, 2020, 11:51:51 pm »
At least one storm ago:  Second topless BSOist of the year.  He was wearing some sort of Mad Max face mask and had a leather jacket tied around his waist.   ???
They say the wind can make you go mad, and we've had no end of it this past week or so....

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It was still blowing a hooley today - but there was moments in sheltered bits that it felt, dare I say it, a bit spring like.

I kept my top on

T42

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1279 on: February 18, 2020, 09:04:57 am »
Facebook friend in Kingston upon Thames posted photo frogspawn yesterday.

Right enough, on Saturday we saw anti-frog-migration netting deployed along the roadside in the forest, a couple of weeks earlier than it used to be.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

hellymedic

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1280 on: February 18, 2020, 01:27:09 pm »
Mirabelle plum tree is in full blossom today.

?Jam tomorrow?

FifeingEejit

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1281 on: February 18, 2020, 01:50:40 pm »
Was snowing here and bloody freezing earlier, sounds about right for Spring.

T42

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1282 on: February 19, 2020, 02:46:44 pm »
Stink bug on the bedroom wall; duly ejected.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

bludger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1283 on: February 19, 2020, 02:55:49 pm »
Read a tweet this morning by some woman riding into town with her lights on. A man pointed at her lights and said 'you don't need those on now it's light in the mornings again'.

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Kim

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1284 on: February 23, 2020, 04:19:12 pm »
First ice-cream van of the year.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

hellymedic

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1285 on: February 23, 2020, 05:59:45 pm »
Six days later than mine this year!
I think yours beat mine last year!

T42

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1286 on: February 24, 2020, 09:41:22 am »
Violets in bloom, sleet & snow forecast.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1287 on: February 24, 2020, 09:43:48 am »
heard first Skylarks of the season singing yesterday (just wonderful)  + frog activity in the pond. Yep, spring is on its way.

Salvatore

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1288 on: February 25, 2020, 06:10:47 pm »
Seen this morning



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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1289 on: February 27, 2020, 11:58:56 pm »
First Curlews of the season up on the moors - one of the most wonderful and evocative of all bird calls

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1290 on: February 28, 2020, 02:54:30 pm »
The Lapwings are back, but it's still snowing...

hellymedic

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1291 on: March 01, 2020, 05:28:17 pm »
Six days later than mine this year!
I think yours beat mine last year!

Heard no ice cream vans today; perhaps they're back in hibernation.

Apple blossom looks to break bud soon.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1292 on: March 01, 2020, 06:23:43 pm »
Magnolia flowers are almost open in slough. 🙂
the slower you go the more you see

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1293 on: March 01, 2020, 06:25:07 pm »
Somerset: kerria and flowering currant just about to bloom. Primroses looking gorgeous.
"No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the couch."

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1294 on: March 01, 2020, 07:58:16 pm »
At least one storm ago:  Second topless BSOist of the year.  He was wearing some sort of Mad Max face mask and had a leather jacket tied around his waist.   ???
I think you've stumbled on some weird BSO fetish group.  :o
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Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1295 on: March 02, 2020, 09:22:59 pm »
My dear wife has just cut my hair and eyebrows. I'm just off to do the beard.
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1296 on: March 03, 2020, 09:03:08 am »
Sunny day yesterday and the skylarks are singing for the first time this year.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Socks

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1297 on: March 03, 2020, 07:59:30 pm »
More Skylarks.  I used part of the coast road that I commuted on (until I retired).  Two signs of Spring that I looked out for each year - skylarks and morning commute in daylight, usually both happening early March.  With the added pleasure of cycling past my former workplace to play out on my bike.

Pingu

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1298 on: March 03, 2020, 08:13:38 pm »
Frogs and spawn in our neighbour's pond.

Mrs Pingu

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1299 on: March 08, 2020, 06:17:15 pm »
Some video of our neighbour's pond, boiling with frogs
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