Author Topic: Signs of Spring  (Read 92186 times)

Gus

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #250 on: March 12, 2011, 06:32:29 pm »
two digit temperatures.
I have just removed  1,5 inches of facial fur from my face. :-\
Now I look like my picture again.

Basil

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #251 on: March 12, 2011, 06:47:53 pm »
Now I look like my picture again.

Bad luck.

 ;) ;D
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Rig of Jarkness

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #252 on: March 13, 2011, 04:54:28 pm »
Catkins and skylarks today.
Aero but not dynamic

a lower gear

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #253 on: March 13, 2011, 08:51:43 pm »
Seen this evening: the first bat of the year.  :)

Basil

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #254 on: March 13, 2011, 09:02:04 pm »
Walking past the Bournville factory yesterday,  we noticed that there is only one footing ball pitch.  (Down from three in the winter).  The cricket square was roped off and being prepared.  :thumbsup:
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And remember that friends who organise things on Facebook aren't proper friends anyway.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #255 on: March 13, 2011, 10:16:39 pm »
First frogs in the garden pond today, presumably procreating.



I felt a bit guilty when my shadow fell across the amorous couple, whereupon they disengaged and dived to the bottom of the pond.

Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #256 on: March 13, 2011, 10:17:48 pm »
Perhaps you are a prince and they got self-conscious.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #257 on: March 14, 2011, 10:03:03 pm »
IIRC, a princess would have been more useful. I'm evidently not very good at being a princess  ::-) 

Rig of Jarkness

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #258 on: March 17, 2011, 07:08:52 am »
Scotland welcomes its first sand martins  :thumbsup:

Appear to be about a week earlier than last year -
The SOC: migrant arrivals
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Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #259 on: March 17, 2011, 11:35:50 am »
It's been so cold lately that our daffodils still aren't out properly. The bulk of the heads are now bent over but the flowers are very reluctant to show - only about 30% I'd say. One warm sunny day will make a huge difference.

But - it's been very cold for March. Here are the temperatures for Jan, Feb and the first 16 days of March as measured by our weather station:

                      
            MEAN  MEAN  
 YR  MO   MAX   MIN   MEAN
-----------------------------------
2011 01    7.6   3.1   5.4  
2011 02    9.6   5.2   7.3  
2011 03    9.6   2.9   6.2  

So a lot colder than Feb so far, and barely warmer than Jan.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #260 on: March 17, 2011, 05:30:04 pm »
The sun has come out and for the first time this year, when I got home the hall was so light that I thought I'd left the lights on when I went out this morning.

This makes me happy.  ;D
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Gus

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #261 on: March 17, 2011, 07:02:58 pm »
 >:( It's snowing again >:(
I want to immigrate some place warm.

Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #262 on: March 18, 2011, 12:31:42 pm »
Several specimens of prunus in full flower.

There are still whole beds of daffodils without a single flower out, but the heads are all bent over.

Lots of frogspawn now. My brother, inveterate raiser of froglets, is coming for lunch and afterwards will take a bucket-full of spawn to his froggery.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #263 on: March 19, 2011, 10:16:17 am »
A few of the daffodils in my windowboxes are in flower now. Last week I just had one snowdrop out. Spring is here.  ;D
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Riggers

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #264 on: March 19, 2011, 12:32:00 pm »
Tons of blossom out already down here. Lovely.
Certainly never seen cycling south of Sussex

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #265 on: March 20, 2011, 12:11:54 pm »
A bumble bee  :)

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #266 on: March 20, 2011, 12:37:46 pm »
From yesterday's walk in Priory Park...

Tons of blossom out already down here. Lovely.


Woolly in shorts:


Crocuses:


A bumble bee  :)


Frogspawn:

Kim

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #267 on: March 20, 2011, 02:47:45 pm »
On yesterday's ride I saw copious daffodils, lawnmowers (plural) and the first roadkill bumble bee of the season.  I reckon that makes it official.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #268 on: March 20, 2011, 05:44:07 pm »


Yesterday saw a brimstone butterfly. But today ice cream van

Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #269 on: March 21, 2011, 12:29:54 pm »
King cups in flower.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

CountrySickness

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #270 on: March 21, 2011, 08:09:39 pm »
King cups in flower.

Ooh you beat me to it by a few hours, a single Marsh marigold in flower in the wonderful Coed-y-Cerrig nature reserve in Monmouthshire.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #271 on: March 22, 2011, 02:25:51 pm »
A coplete al fresco erection of tents at the outdoor gear shop at Measham. Oh and a Camelia in flower.

hellymedic

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #272 on: March 22, 2011, 02:37:05 pm »
Flies in my kitchen  :(

Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #273 on: March 22, 2011, 04:58:45 pm »
A very nice mild spring day with sunshine and bird song.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

BrianI

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #274 on: March 22, 2011, 07:23:23 pm »
A ladybird sitting on a spare bit of brake outer in the shed!  Perhaps it was trying to help with my fettling?