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Post by Syl on Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:18 pm

Daffodils in the shops...(just bought a bunch, £1 from M&S)

Managed to line dry a washload of towels...(first since last October)

Back home before it gets dark....(The lighter nights are definitely on their way again) cheers

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Re: Signs that Spring is coming.

Post by eddie on Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:31 pm

Daffodils smell like piss, have you ever noticed? They look delightful but smell rank.

I love spring. I love all the seasons actually.

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Post by Syl on Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:34 pm

I just smelled mine....they don't smell like piss. snobby

Have you noticed though, unless you pick your own flowers or buy them from a proper florist, cut flowers don't seem to have any smell at all anymore.

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Re: Signs that Spring is coming.

Post by Cass on Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:00 pm

I love Arizona, but I do miss having proper delineated seasons. Spring in the UK was awesome. Lily of the Valley, daffs...Autumn in Nee England with the roadside produce stands and the tree colors.

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Post by Syl on Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:03 pm

Cass wrote:I love Arizona, but I do miss having proper delineated seasons. Spring in the UK was awesome. Lily of the Valley, daffs...Autumn in Nee England with the roadside produce stands and the tree colors.

We do have lovely looking springs, the only thing missing is the sunny Sad

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Re: Signs that Spring is coming.

Post by Original Quill on Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:17 pm

Ahhh...an English garden.  Say, pressed coffee in the drawing room of the Draycott Hotel, in Cadogan Gardens, windows up, a slight breeze coming across.



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Post by eddie on Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:54 pm

England is quite lovely in the spring.

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Post by Syl on Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:30 pm

Thanks to all the rain we get the UK really is a green and pleasant land.

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Post by Syl on Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:31 pm

Another sign of spring, deciding not to wear the boots that have been welded to your feet for the last 5 months.

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Post by Maddog on Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:32 pm

Spring training is right around the corner.

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Post by Syl on Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:40 pm

Maddog wrote:Spring training is right around the corner.
Training for what?

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Post by Maddog on Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:45 pm

Syl wrote:
Maddog wrote:Spring training is right around the corner.
Training for what?

Ask Veya. He has a TV. Cool

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Post by Syl on Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:51 pm

Maddog wrote:
Syl wrote:
Training for what?

Ask Veya. He has a TV. Cool
Hey Veya, training for what?

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Re: Signs that Spring is coming.

Post by Tommy Monk on Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:56 pm

Saw two geese flying past me earlier in Greenwich...


Getting lighter earlier in the morning too...



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Post by Cass on Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:57 pm

Syl wrote:
Maddog wrote:Spring training is right around the corner.
Training for what?

Baseball.

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Re: Signs that Spring is coming.

Post by Maddog on Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:58 pm

Tommy Monk wrote:Saw two geese flying past me earlier in Greenwich...


Getting lighter earlier in the morning too...



Were they on mean time?

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Post by Syl on Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:58 pm

Tommy Monk wrote:Saw two geese flying past me earlier in Greenwich...


Getting lighter earlier in the morning too...


And in the evenings too Tommy. cheers

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Post by Maddog on Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:58 pm

Cass wrote:
Syl wrote:
Training for what?

Baseball.

Oh, you must have a TV too. Cool

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Re: Signs that Spring is coming.

Post by veya_victaous on Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:30 am

Syl wrote:
Maddog wrote:
Syl wrote:
Training for what?

Ask Veya. He has a TV. Cool
Hey Veya, training for what?

I also have google Wink

it's baseball like Cass said, it's almost like we can learn from people that live in other places if we interact with them ... amazing Cool Cool Cool


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Re: Signs that Spring is coming.

Post by Maddog on Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:31 am

veya_victaous wrote:
Syl wrote:
Hey Veya, training for what?

I also have google Wink

it's baseball like Cass said, it's almost like we can learn from people that live in other places if we interact with them ... amazing Cool Cool Cool


You should give that a try.

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Re: Signs that Spring is coming.

Post by Cass on Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:40 am

Maddog wrote:
Cass wrote:

Baseball.

Oh, you must have a TV too. Cool

Damn straight. It’s not like I can pop over to the House That Ruth Built for every home game. I may be able to if Sly polishes up her psychic skills and gives me some winning lottery numbers Cool

Last year I caught a few Rockies games here in state. If anything it was a good reason to eat hotdogs and do day drinking in the middle of the week. drunken

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Post by veya_victaous on Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:48 am

Maddog wrote:
veya_victaous wrote:
Syl wrote:
Hey Veya, training for what?

I also have google Wink

it's baseball like Cass said, it's almost like we can learn from people that live in other places if we interact with them ... amazing Cool Cool Cool


You should give that a try.

So should you tongue tongue tongue

I have listened to 3 American opinions on this forum alone
Yours is the odd one out Wink

and the only one that is Open Conflict with Mathematics and Facts

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Post by Maddog on Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:52 am

veya_victaous wrote:
Maddog wrote:

You should give that a try.

So should you tongue tongue tongue

I have listened to 3 American opinions on this forum alone
Yours is the odd one out Wink

and the only one that is Open Conflict with Mathematics and Facts

Oh, well that's quite the scientific study.

Using you mathematics. Trump should have gotten zero votes because no Americans on this forum voted for him unless Quill was drunk and didn't check the right box.

Shouldn't you be watching TV and learning all about this shithole country?

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Post by Original Quill on Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:18 am

Cass wrote:I love Arizona, but I do miss having proper delineated seasons. Spring in the UK was awesome. Lily of the Valley, daffs...Autumn in Nee England with the roadside produce stands and the tree colors.

Up route 7, western Massachusetts, back side of the Berkshire mountains...



The only thing that will match it is the north slope of the San Francisco Peaks, the Aspens turning, Northern Arizona...






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Post by veya_victaous on Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:04 am

Maddog wrote:
veya_victaous wrote:
Maddog wrote:

You should give that a try.

So should you tongue tongue tongue

I have listened to 3 American opinions on this forum alone
Yours is the odd one out Wink

and the only one that is Open Conflict with Mathematics and Facts

Oh, well that's quite the scientific study.

Using you mathematics. Trump should have gotten zero votes because no Americans on this forum voted for him unless Quill was drunk and didn't check the right box.

Shouldn't you be watching TV and learning all about this shithole country?  

why watch TV when I can find out how shit it is from your posts in which constantly point out that is a very Violent and uncivilized place Wink

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Post by Maddog on Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:12 am

veya_victaous wrote:
Maddog wrote:

Oh, well that's quite the scientific study.

Using you mathematics. Trump should have gotten zero votes because no Americans on this forum voted for him unless Quill was drunk and didn't check the right box.

Shouldn't you be watching TV and learning all about this shithole country?  

why watch TV when I can find out how shit it is from your posts in which constantly point out that is a very Violent and uncivilized place Wink

True. It's best you stay away. Especially from the women. They're not all defenseless like the ones you're used to.

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Post by veya_victaous on Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:23 am

Maddog wrote:
veya_victaous wrote:
Maddog wrote:

Oh, well that's quite the scientific study.

Using you mathematics. Trump should have gotten zero votes because no Americans on this forum voted for him unless Quill was drunk and didn't check the right box.

Shouldn't you be watching TV and learning all about this shithole country?  

why watch TV when I can find out how shit it is from your posts in which constantly point out that is a very Violent and uncivilized place Wink

True. It's best you stay away. Especially from the women. They're not all defenseless like the ones you're used to.  
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And you just admitted you have not the slightest clue about Aussies Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
the Females are the dangerous ones Razz Razz Razz
And I'd suggest braver than you, since they don't feel the need to be armed Wink

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Post by Maddog on Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:24 am

veya_victaous wrote:
Maddog wrote:

True. It's best you stay away. Especially from the women. They're not all defenseless like the ones you're used to.  
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And you just admitted you have not the slightest clue about Aussies Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
the Females are the dangerous ones Razz Razz Razz  
And I'd suggest braver than you, since they don't feel the need to be armed  Wink
Yeah, the rape victims there probably agree with you. It's just rape, they will get over it right mate! Wink

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Post by Maddog on Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:28 am

veya_victaous wrote:
Maddog wrote:

True. It's best you stay away. Especially from the women. They're not all defenseless like the ones you're used to.  
\

And you just admitted you have not the slightest clue about Aussies Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
the Females are the dangerous ones Razz Razz Razz  
And I'd suggest braver than you, since they don't feel the need to be armed  Wink

A man has been charged with murder after a woman was fatally stabbed at a Melbourne home overnight.

The 41-year-old woman died from stab wounds at a home in suburban Hallam just after midnight on Saturday despite the efforts of emergency services.

A 43-year-old man known to the woman presented himself to a police station a short time later and is due to face Melbourne Magistrates Court on Saturday afternoon charged with murder.

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/latest-news/melbourne-woman-dies-after-being-stabbed/news-story/11d82fe5ddd9a784525b35679f95e4e3


She should have armed herself with a boomerang I guess.

Look on the bright side. She didn't have one of those scary gun things. Could have scared the neighbors if she fired it. She's dead, but no guns were fired thank god.

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Post by veya_victaous on Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:42 am

Statically would have been better off with a boomerang than gun Wink
Again MIRCO THINKING of a dumb ass
One event against 5 events in the USA with guns

Nothing get around the FACTS
Your daughters are 5 times more likely to be killed thanks to Your Selfish refusal to reconsider you hobby.
Your daughters would be 5 times safer unarmed in Australia, than armed in the USA. Cause we were civilized adults that Dealt with the problems created by guns and choose preventing mass shootings over a hobby.

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Post by Maddog on Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:43 am

veya_victaous wrote:Statically would have been better off with a boomerang than gun Wink
Again MIRCO THINKING of a dumb ass
One event against 5 events in the USA with guns

Nothing get around the FACTS
Your daughters are 5 times more likely to be killed thanks to Your Selfish refusal to reconsider you hobby.
Your daughters would be 5 times safer unarmed in Australia, than armed in the USA. Cause we were civilized adults that Dealt with the problems created by guns and choose preventing mass shootings over a hobby.

Well, she's dead. So its moot now anyway.

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Post by Maddog on Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:49 am

I'm done for now. I'll let the antipodes reflect on their view of women for a while.

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:05 am

Cass wrote:
Syl wrote:
Training for what?

Baseball.

Cool

Or in Maddog's case...

Squirrel shooting..

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Post by Syl on Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:22 pm

Original Quill wrote:
Cass wrote:I love Arizona, but I do miss having proper delineated seasons. Spring in the UK was awesome. Lily of the Valley, daffs...Autumn in Nee England with the roadside produce stands and the tree colors.

Up route 7, western Massachusetts, back side of the Berkshire mountains...



The only thing that will match it is the north slope of the San Francisco Peaks, the Aspens turning, Northern Arizona...






Some beautiful photos there Quill.
Here's some from Lancashire in springtime.

Fleetwood.

Forest of Bowland.

Croston village.

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Post by Original Quill on Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:39 pm

Magnificent, Syl.  Kitt Peak, just southwest of Tucson, is one of the premier telescope sites in the world...run by the University of Arizona...



An additional benefit are the fields of poppies that are in the valleys below...



You can actually see the shape of the wind, as it moves across the flowers...





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Post by Fred Moletrousers on Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:56 pm

For Brits in search of signs of an approaching spring I can do no better than recommend the National Trust's Anglesey Abbey and its beautiful Winter Garden just outside Cambridge.

I was there last weekend. The famous banks of snowdrops were absolutely stunning.
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Post by Original Quill on Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:10 pm

Fred Moletrousers wrote:For Brits in search of signs of an approaching spring I can do no better than recommend the National Trust's Anglesey Abbey and its beautiful Winter Garden just outside Cambridge.

I was there last weekend. The famous banks of snowdrops were absolutely stunning.






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Post by Fred Moletrousers on Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:41 pm

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/anglesey-abbey-gardens-and-lode-mill


The house itself is stunning.
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Post by Syl on Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:48 pm

It looks beautiful there Fred....if I lived nearer the south we would definitely visit, but tbh we have the most glorious NT places all over the UK.
I know you are more involved, but just being a visitor to the gardens and homes has always been a pleasure.
local to me are Lyme park, Dunham Massey and Tatton park, took my son, then grandson to these places for many happy days out.
Grandson in particular was always fascinated with the history of the stately homes.....great memories.

Quill, thanks for more lovely pics, they make me glad to be alive.

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Post by HoratioTarr on Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:11 pm

eddie wrote:Daffodils smell like piss, have you ever noticed? They look delightful but smell rank.

I love spring. I love all the seasons actually.

I think jasmine smells of stale wee.
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Post by Maddog on Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:50 pm





Texas in the Spring time is lovely.

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Post by Original Quill on Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:12 pm

Texas is a beautiful state...



Longhorn and Blue Bonnets.


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Post by Maddog on Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:17 pm

Original Quill wrote:Texas is a beautiful state...



Longhorn and Blue Bonnets.


Well yeah. But the people aint right in the head.

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Re: Signs that Spring is coming.

Post by Original Quill on Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:23 pm

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Original Quill wrote:Texas is a beautiful state...



Longhorn and Blue Bonnets.


Well yeah. But the people aint right in the head.  

Not all Texans, nor all southerners. But most of the worst of America comes from a wide swath of the south.

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Re: Signs that Spring is coming.

Post by Cass on Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:03 am

Fred Moletrousers wrote:For Brits in search of signs of an approaching spring I can do no better than recommend the National Trust's Anglesey Abbey and its beautiful Winter Garden just outside Cambridge.

I was there last weekend. The famous banks of snowdrops were absolutely stunning.

The snowdrops are stunning. As is the Rose Garden and the hyacinths. I always meant to go back to see The Winter Garden.

Did you ever read the diaries of Jim Lees-Milne during his time working for the NT? Fascinating.

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Re: Signs that Spring is coming.

Post by Syl on Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:13 pm

Well signs of spring didn't last long. Rolling Eyes

"Temperatures across the UK are set to plummet within days as an Arctic blast from Russia brings perishing temperatures, snow and ice. 
Cold air from western Europe will sweep across Britain from Sunday as temperatures dip to -5C overnight. 
The cold snap follows a period of sudden stratospheric warming of the Earth’s atmosphere, which “greatly increases the risk of wintry weather”, the Met Office said."

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-weather-latest-arctic-blast-temperatures-plummet-freezing-weekend-a8223236.html

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Post by eddie on Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:08 pm

Yeah was gonna say...ain’t no spring around here, chicken.

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Post by Original Quill on Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:26 am

If anything, it was an Indian Spring. Temperatures just fell drastically.

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Re: Signs that Spring is coming.

Post by Jules on Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:48 pm

Syl wrote:Daffodils in the shops...(just bought a bunch, £1 from M&S)

Managed to line dry a washload of towels...(first since last October)

Back home before it gets dark....(The lighter nights are definitely on their way again) cheers

The days get conspicuously brighter.

And the midday sun positions itself higher and higher in the sky.

Birds start chirping at dawn.
Crocuses start popping up out of the earth, one by one, pop, pop, pop.! Oh the magic of it all.  cheers

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Re: Signs that Spring is coming.

Post by Fred Moletrousers on Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:30 pm

Cass wrote:
Fred Moletrousers wrote:For Brits in search of signs of an approaching spring I can do no better than recommend the National Trust's Anglesey Abbey and its beautiful Winter Garden just outside Cambridge.

I was there last weekend. The famous banks of snowdrops were absolutely stunning.

The snowdrops are stunning. As is the Rose Garden and the hyacinths. I always meant to go back to see The Winter Garden.

Did you ever read the diaries of Jim Lees-Milne during his time working for the NT? Fascinating.


No, I haven't read those, Cass.

We in this country are indeed fortunate to have both the NT and English Heritage. But for these two charities so many historic properties and landscapes would either have become privately owned or sold for development, robbing us of our heritage and our right to enjoy it.

I'm proud to be a member of both organisations.
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