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Spring is on the way!

By neilb@uk ·
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Well, seeing as my weight has crept back up to 108 Kg - that's 17 Stone to you guys - I decided a bit of a hike was in order on Saturday so I yomped along the North Downs (which are South of London, by the way) for a few hours. As we're still in a (for us) cold spell and have been since before Christmas, I wasn't expecting much in the way of harbingers of Spring. But I came across this little stand of Snowdrops pushing their way through the frozen ground.

Happy Days!

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Here's hoping you have authority in this.

by seanferd In reply to Spring is on the way!

I'll be looking forward to delivery of said Spring.

Lovely photograph.

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Thanks for that, Neil

by Tig2 In reply to Spring is on the way!

I didn't realize how desperate I have been for a glimpse of something green and growing!

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You're very welcome

by neilb@uk In reply to Thanks for that, Neil

I was surprised to see them yet as it has been cold here for over a month. Though this time last year, to the day, they were fully out.

Next comes the hazel catkins, then coltsfoot, primroses and daffodils and we're on our way. I'll post some more photographs once I have them.

Cheer us all up.


By the way, my knees got SO dirty getting the photographs!

Blackthorn (May) is the real sign that Spring is here. "Don't cast a clout 'til may is out!".

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If you're that desperate

by GSG In reply to Thanks for that, Neil

I can send you a photo of what's in my refrigerator.

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by maecuff In reply to If you're that desperate


And sadly, true for me.

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by AV . In reply to Spring is on the way!

Spring is still a long way off over here. Brrr. Its cold, gray and we're expecting another Nor'easter this weekend.

Thanks for the lovely picture, Neil. It cheers me up. You always take such great pictures. I still use your picture of Bluebells in a meadow that you took a while back as my Spring wallpaper.

Snowdrops are a welcome sight.


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you think you have a long wait till spring

by .Martin. In reply to Lucky

I still have to get through autumn and winter first.

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I'm honoured

by neilb@uk In reply to Lucky

I think I posted that three years ago! April, 2007.

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looks good.

by .Martin. In reply to Spring is on the way!

I still have 6 months until spring

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I'm not sure that I've too much sympathy

by neilb@uk In reply to looks good.

What's the weather like where you are at the momemnt? Better than here and a LOT better than where Tigger is freezing!

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