Author Topic: Signs of Spring  (Read 95427 times)

hellymedic

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #300 on: April 02, 2011, 01:51:20 pm »
A mozzie in the meeting room last night.

Must have emerged from the same hidey-hole as the fly on our landing this evening: first one this spring.

I reported on a fly in my kitchen upthread a while ago...

Basil

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #301 on: April 02, 2011, 03:20:18 pm »
I am sitting in the garden.  Either I am hallucinating or #2 son is cutting the grass.
Wow.
Without being asked.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #302 on: April 02, 2011, 11:35:14 pm »
Two swans making up to each other, one of which hadn't gone all white yet. N suggested the other one was a paedophile.
"A woman on a bicycle has all the world before her where to choose; she can go where she will, no man hindering." The Type-Writer Girl, 1897

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #303 on: April 03, 2011, 12:33:45 am »
I am sitting in the garden.  Either I am hallucinating or #2 son is cutting the grass.
Wow.
Without being asked.

I am afraid I left the mowing to Dad today  :-[

I was cleaning the oven  :o

Snakehips

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #304 on: April 03, 2011, 08:37:11 am »
The Sand Martins have returned to the Thames near Surbiton and , there being no sand there , seem to be starting to nest in the holes in those large interlocking steel plates used to reinforce river banks , on Raven's Ait.
Mustn't grumble in the circumstances .

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #305 on: April 03, 2011, 01:06:56 pm »
The blutits are building a nest in one of the nest boxes I have up. Third year running.  :)
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

a lower gear

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #306 on: April 03, 2011, 10:41:01 pm »
A mozzie in the meeting room last night.

Must have emerged from the same hidey-hole as the fly on our landing this evening: first one this spring.

I reported on a fly in my kitchen upthread a while ago...

So by now your fly has procreated n times and you have  a quadrillion flies: must be you that supplies the rest of the UK with its post-winter flies. Now I come to think of it I think 'my' fly had a London postcode on it...

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #307 on: April 03, 2011, 11:11:26 pm »
Lots of violets on Pilgrims Way today :D
Quote from: Kim
^ This woman knows what she's talking about.

Snakehips

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #308 on: April 07, 2011, 05:43:49 pm »
I got my beige trousers out of the wardrobe.
Mustn't grumble in the circumstances .

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #309 on: April 07, 2011, 06:55:33 pm »
Never tell me the odds.

clarion

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #310 on: April 07, 2011, 09:40:31 pm »
Huuuuge daisies! :o
Getting there...

RJ

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #311 on: April 07, 2011, 10:20:28 pm »
Beware of the flowers!

Rhys W

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #312 on: April 08, 2011, 11:33:39 am »
I collided with a golfball-sized bumblebee yesterday, at 40km/h. Struck me on the top lip, luckily my mouth was closed at the time!

clarion

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #313 on: April 08, 2011, 11:34:58 am »
We saw a huge bee at Fanny's Farm last weekend.

And, on the same ride, I was in collision with a large insect of some kind.  It hurt.
Getting there...

peliroja

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #314 on: April 10, 2011, 12:08:02 am »
Bloody moths in our flat. I thought we'd got rid of them.  >:(

hellymedic

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #315 on: April 10, 2011, 02:54:53 pm »
A great big fucking midge bite on my shoulder.

Rig of Jarkness

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #316 on: April 10, 2011, 09:32:46 pm »
Seen today - house martins, sand martins, wheatears.  No swallows yet. 
Aero but not dynamic

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #317 on: April 10, 2011, 09:42:57 pm »
The jaspers are out in force already.  They never used to be a problem until September.  There was a huge one drinking out of my parents' pond this afternoon.
Never tell me the odds.

a lower gear

  • Carmarthenshire - "Not ALWAYS raining!"
Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #318 on: April 10, 2011, 10:05:20 pm »
Ejected the first honey bee of the year from the kitchen.

Wore my shorts to do the gardening (22 deg C three days in a row).

Mowed the lawns (3 inches high in places) and strimmed the rough grass.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #319 on: April 10, 2011, 10:19:32 pm »
Orange tip and holly blue today. And a mozzie in the shed.

hellymedic

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #320 on: April 11, 2011, 12:52:12 am »
Orange tip and holly blue today. And a mozzie in the shed.

A mozzie?! There are HYOOGE SWARMS of ENORMOUS BITING THINGS under our patio canopy.

David is under strict instructions to wear insect repellant for nocturnal stargazing.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #321 on: April 12, 2011, 07:41:53 am »
The first housemartins have appeared. Seems very early this year.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

BrianI

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #322 on: April 12, 2011, 08:09:59 am »
Saw some Swallows at a local nature reserve, and saw a few peewits  (aka Lapwings, aka Vanellus vanellus") flying about, and a male flashing his bum trying to attract a female...   :thumbsup:

clarion

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #323 on: April 12, 2011, 10:00:49 am »
The first housemartins have appeared. Seems very early this year.

Happy hour again?
Getting there...

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #324 on: April 12, 2011, 10:32:10 am »
Saw ...  a male flashing his bum trying to attract a female...   :thumbsup:
Outside the pub at chucking-out time?
"A woman on a bicycle has all the world before her where to choose; she can go where she will, no man hindering." The Type-Writer Girl, 1897