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Spring is here

Discussion in 'Personal' started by grumbleweed, Feb 23, 2020.

  1. grumbleweed

    grumbleweed Lead commenter

    I always think of spring when the frogspawn appears in the pond. 3 big clumps today. I'm sad enough to log this every year and it's the earliest it's been since 2010.
    Travelling around Somerset yesterday, the daffodils are out along the roadside, also quite early this year.

    Have to get started on the garden now.
     
  2. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    If f******* isn't.

    Those are froggy ice lollies you can see.
     
  3. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    Succumbed to Wee Pee pressure to go on a bike ride today. It was sunny with a bit of a nip, but ok once warmed up with exercise. Passed a couple of young boys with daffodils they had just plucked from somewhere, and loads of people with kids and dogs out for a walk.
    Very spring-like.:)
     
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  4. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Seen the midweek weather forecast ?
     
  5. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    We are getting snow tonight, here at least.
     
  6. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Spring? The floral displays in this neck of the woods involve 2 daffodils, a sprinkling of blossom buds and some snowdrops. It's absolutely freezing. Car thermometer might say 6 but the wind is strong and icy, and snow is forecast here too. Definitely still winter.
     
  7. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    No Spring here.
     
  8. Marshall

    Marshall Star commenter

    We have ready to open daffodils here.

    I miss my pond and I used to look forward to watching for the first frog spawn!
     
    colpee likes this.
  9. Sundaytrekker

    Sundaytrekker Star commenter

    We’ve got daffodils now and we even saw a few primroses when out walking this week. The sun also has a little more warmth when you can find a sheltered spot. But I agree, on the whole it’s still cold and windy.
     
  10. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    One Jeanne d'Arc crocus has opened up amongst a cluster of green shoots.

    All alone and battered by the wind.
     
  11. mothorchid

    mothorchid Star commenter

    I have daffodils coming out and the snowdrops are coming to an end. Today I did a couple of hours' work in the garden, which felt like Spring. It was very pleasing.
     
  12. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    I was quite lucky to catch a Monday two weeks ago to get the garden cleared up and I'm looking forward to sitting outside in a few weeks time. I'm going to make an extra special effort this year to get some vibrant colour in the scheme of things.

    So many people have had a terrible time of it recently with the floods and the world can seem very difficult at times. I'm blessed with a general happiness and can find joy in small things. It'll soon be the end of the month so I can pay the bills. I can sit outside and watch the lambs when they come along. I have carrots for the horses at the back. Sometime I give them half an apple and a small carrot each: bleedin luxury. So, as Spring approaches I'm counting my blessings. I'm even going to shout at my mum on the phone because it's the only way she can hear me. Not long now and the dreariness will be over. When we stop for a moment and consider how really incredible it all is and how lucky we are. I think it's truly fantastic! Here comes another Spring (considering we still have March to get through), another season on our journey and a time to reflect and just be.
     
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  13. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Another spring nearer to extinction.
    I'm dangerously cheerful today.
     
  14. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    Exactly. There's not many left. We'd better make the best of them. "for some it was just another year: another time of change and growth, but for others it was the end of times"
     
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  15. CarrieV

    CarrieV Lead commenter

    The fields around are full of daffodils and the pickers are hard at work( well, the ones you can see through the rain!)
     
  16. Over_the_hill

    Over_the_hill Star commenter

    Blimey Jude you are sounding remarkably chipper and upbeat tonight. Can I have some of what you’re on?
     
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  17. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Had a walk around Warwick yesterday. St Nicholas park had snowdrops by the thousand, a huge patch of yellow crocus and daffs flowering all over.
     
  18. WB

    WB Senior commenter

    I had the air-con on in the car today.
     
  19. ShowerGel

    ShowerGel Lead commenter

    My mini tulips are out in their pots on the steps.
    Best time of year watching everything bloom. My favourite is the blackthorn. Magical. What're yours?
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    Also love red tulips
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  20. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    We walked by the river in Oxford today, on a path that was recently flooded. Two crocuses had somehow managed to throw up their flowers in spite of having recently been under water. Today I also saw loads of daffodils, and Blackthorn flowering easily a month early. Weird.
     
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