Author Topic: Signs of Spring  (Read 92271 times)

Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #75 on: March 14, 2010, 11:45:29 am »
11°C! In my garden! Now! Sunshine! Warmth! Rode my bike with no hat, nor gloves, nor windproof! Such joy!
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Basil

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #76 on: March 14, 2010, 12:16:05 pm »
I can hear a lawn mower.
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Andrij

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #77 on: March 14, 2010, 12:31:28 pm »
Me cycling in shorts.  If this keeps up I'll have to switch to sandals soon.  :thumbsup:
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Rig of Jarkness

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #78 on: March 14, 2010, 12:54:13 pm »
Me cycling in shorts.  If this keeps up I'll have to switch to sandals soon.  :thumbsup:


Not sure about the shorts and sandals but yesterday and today I was in 3/4s and it was just about warm enough to dispense with the overshoes.  :thumbsup:
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hellymedic

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #79 on: March 14, 2010, 02:17:52 pm »
Masses of new buds have appeared on the rose bushes.  :) :)
Next door kids playing on the swing.

Auntie Helen

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #80 on: March 14, 2010, 02:46:16 pm »
Saw a flattened newt on the kerb round the corner.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #81 on: March 14, 2010, 03:42:35 pm »
Still haven't seen a daffodil.

But, the windows are wide open and the temperature in the flat is still in double figures. I've been down the allotment and actually stayed more than 15 minutes and come midweek..


vorsprung

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #82 on: March 14, 2010, 05:44:43 pm »
i just went for a ride in shorts

AND

i saw some daffodils
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Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #83 on: March 14, 2010, 05:57:02 pm »
Walk in woods. No chiffchaff yet.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #84 on: March 14, 2010, 07:18:44 pm »
Saw my first celandines in flower in the Lenches around 11.30 this morning. Spring normally arrives in that bit of Worcestershire about a week before it does in Brum. So I was impressed to see a couple more in Tanworth, only 7 miles S from home.

Or was I riding more slowly than the progress of spring from S to N  :-[ ?

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #85 on: March 15, 2010, 03:28:08 pm »
Daffodils in Wandsworth :D

An Aussie in shorts and flip flops in Clapham Junction ;D
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Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #86 on: March 16, 2010, 10:20:10 am »
Song thrush, wren and robin all in good voice. Also, another fairly subdued song I couldn't identify - possibly a dunnock.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #87 on: March 16, 2010, 12:30:40 pm »
Shorts ! It was -6 here yesterday morning at 8:00am.
I am still wearing my thermal longs under my trousers. Indoors. We don't have much heating here.  :-\
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #88 on: March 16, 2010, 01:37:07 pm »
Daffodils just beginning to bloom here near Swansea.  About 2 weeks later than usual.

onb

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #89 on: March 16, 2010, 03:02:15 pm »
A couple of toads seen in the garden and  a lapwing seen last week ,an Oyster catcher this morning ,Curlews soon. :thumbsup:
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Rig of Jarkness

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #90 on: March 16, 2010, 06:01:17 pm »
A few dwarf daffs in flower in Princes Street gardens
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onb

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #91 on: March 16, 2010, 07:40:57 pm »
Curlews  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: I think they are great.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #92 on: March 16, 2010, 11:01:38 pm »
Curlews  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: I think they are great.

I heard a curlew on the Tees/Wear border this evening.  Marvellous birds.

I also saw my first lapwing of the year at the weekend, and there are displays of crocuses everywhere :thumbsup:

clarion

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #93 on: March 17, 2010, 09:19:48 am »
I miss the lapwings and curlews.  One of my earliest memories is of seeing a curlew, then a lapwing up on Pendle Hill.
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Regulator

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #94 on: March 17, 2010, 10:14:24 am »
Lots of squished frogs along the cycle tracks which run alongside the streams...

Sure sign of spring.
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Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #95 on: March 17, 2010, 10:52:27 am »
Frogspawn! Four clumps, and a large female frog.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #96 on: March 17, 2010, 06:13:30 pm »
This little lot ...........

Mustn't grumble in the circumstances .

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #97 on: March 17, 2010, 10:19:21 pm »
Round here the daffs were out on Tuesday, but not Saturday.
That's proper wild English daffs, not the bigger garden ones

RJ

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #98 on: March 18, 2010, 09:56:59 pm »
The slackliners and drummers are back in action on the Meadows during my homeward commute ...

Regulator

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #99 on: March 19, 2010, 11:50:31 am »
I counted 14 squished frog carcasses in a stretch of about 250 metres this morning...  :'(

I'm going to contact the Council and see if they can put up some "Frogs/Toads Crossing" warning signs.
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