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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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I'll swap

by .Martin. In reply to I'm not sure that I've to ...

I prefer the cold...

goes with my personality

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Martin you should have been a bit further north

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to looks good.

We've just had the tail end of a Cyclone lashing the place here and it's been cool.

Of course after it passed it got Humid and very sticky then to top things off it's combined with another low and just got plain Nasty.


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Don't rush it!!!

by DMambo In reply to Spring is on the way!

We still have 8-10 weeks of ski season left. Don't hurry it along! Even though we've had only one major accumulating storm, with only one exception, the weather's been cold and the slopes are in great shape.

Virginia and Maryland are stealing snow that rightfully should be in Vermont and I'm looking into taking legal action to have the storms pushed northward 400 -500 miles.

A crocus is like a funeral flower for ski season. Save the good weather until May!

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Luckily, it's not a crocus

by neilb@uk In reply to Don't rush it!!!

It's a snowdrop and comes out much earlier. I don't think that they are native to the US. You can enjoy your skiing for a while, yet.


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Break out the MC Hammer

by The 'G-Man.' In reply to Spring is on the way!

Dum, Dum ,Dum...

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Signs of spring

by mjd420nova In reply to Spring is on the way!

The first ROBIN (red breast) of spring has arrived in northern California. They have built a nest and soon may have nestlings. This is a bit early by about two weeks but hopefully they'll grow big enough to fly away before the BlueJays arrive and chase them off.

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Hope that you're staying warm

by jck In reply to Spring is on the way!

Hope by this time next year, I'll be seeing you and GG and Shellbot.

As long as I don't go and nearly hurt myself to death in the meantime. :^0

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OK, so a month on and STILL no further sign!

by neilb@uk In reply to Spring is on the way!

It's a little less cold but Spring still seems to be waiting for something. This time last year we already had the first primroses.

There's still an awful lot of snowdrops, though. I spotted these while crossing the River Eden just down from its source.

Enjoy... :)

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Flowering almonds are opening here

by CharlieSpencer In reply to OK, so a month on and STI ...

I think they're almonds; they may be ornamental apricots or peaches. Clearly something in the prunus family, and way to early for serious fruit-bearing members of the family.

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by Steffi28 In reply to OK, so a month on and STI ...

Maybe in London, but not in Liverpool I am yet to see the slightest sign of spring not even a snowdrop

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