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Signs of Spring?
Sun 10-Jan-10
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Michelle from Oregon
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Hi Everyone-

I just came back from a buisness trip to the Seattle area, and as I walked out of my hotel one morning, I noticed a daffodill that had come up. Not just peaking out of the ground, but UP, like 5 to 7 inches. So of course when I got home I had to tour my yard, and sure enough, I have bulbs comming up too! Since i'm one of those people that wish we could go from christmas straight to spring without passing through January or Febuary (and part of March) I was given cause to hope maybe the rest of winter will be mild.

This may be a cruel question to ask, since the snow storms in Briton have made the news even over here, but are there any other signs of spring out there?

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Sun 10-Jan-10
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This time last year the snowdrops in my garden had been out for 3 weeks, and the daffodils were coming up.  Now all I see is now and ice.  Nothing green at all.

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Sun 10-Jan-10
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I have just received pictures from my niece in Florida - her husband is removing the ice from their hot tub - in Florida!!!!!!

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Sun 10-Jan-10
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I saw grass today but that is because we were shovelling snow off an area so that we can get the cars off the access road to our apartment. We are under about a foot of snow and temperatures are low around -14C (7F) so I don't expect to see signs of Spring until around the end of March here in Latvia. Last year there was still a good bit of snow on the ground when my son arrived on the 2nd April, it had just about gone by the time he left a fortnight (fourteen days) laterCheers

Tue 12-Jan-10
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Lots of bulbs showing their heads in my garden, mind, they may have pulled 'em back after all this snow.  The snow is receeding at the moment but there is a chance of some more in the next few daysFrown.  Seen enough now, it can go away, thank you very much!

Tue 12-Jan-10
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Oh snow is beautiful Surprised

Wed 13-Jan-10
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I'm being snowed on again and I'm totally fed up with it now!Angry

I'll try that again!

Wed 13-Jan-10
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Snow again here too- the earlier varieties are up, but biding their time for growing weather. They have been waiting now since before Christmas, when they first showed their green shoots. February Gold may not make it inot bloom for February this year. The Hellebores are weighed down with snow and their leaves frozen and all translucent, no sign of even the earliest Snowdrops.

I'm fed up with it too, I might not get out and about much, but I like to have the choice of staying in or going out, a sheet of ice removes the choice...

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Wed 13-Jan-10
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I am fed up also.  The snow can push off now please!  Still snowing here lightly, and woke up to about 13-15 cm more again this morning.  I cant wait for it to get back to normal weather.

There was even a wag tail dead in the snow at work yesterday.  Not dead on its side, but upright dead frozen solid.  Has anyone here in the uk had temperatures above 0c yet?  I think we may have achieve 0 yesterday?Confused 

Wed 13-Jan-10
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S.O.L. said:

There was even a wag tail dead in the snow at work yesterday.  Not dead on its side, but upright dead frozen solid.  Has anyone here in the uk had temperatures above 0c yet?  I think we may have achieve 0 yesterday?Confused 


Poor little critter, it makes my heart bleed.

We reached the dizzy height of +2 for a whole hour yesterday!

I'll try that again!

Wed 13-Jan-10
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there is a plus side, I rang in and have a personal day today.  so far we have made a chain cover (for pb's motorbike, to chain it to the floor) and a draft excluder sausage from my rag bag.  which was a pair of PB's old jeans.  pleased with myselfWink

Wed 13-Jan-10
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Toffeeapple said:


Poor little critter, it makes my heart bleed.

We reached the dizzy height of +2 for a whole hour yesterday!


Poor little critter indeed

We reached the dizzy height of -8C today which was rather pleasant after earlier on this week when it was -23C at night and still -22C around 11am. If this lots thaws I am in big trouble as my son and his fiancé are coming out on the 30th January for 10 days for some proper snow (then again they live in Worthing)

Wed 13-Jan-10
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SOL, have a star for your efforts, well done! Star  

Joanna, you might have fresh snow by the time they get there...Big_Laugh

I'll try that again!

Wed 13-Jan-10
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ToffeeApple you know I love something for nothing.  I used the "had it" pillows to stuff it with.  waste not want not.

I also made a draw string bag at the weekend as a home to our gloves, hats and scarves.  this was also from the rag bag.  a mis-shapen tshirt of PB's cut it across under the arm pits.  sewed that end up.  used the bottom hem for the string, cut 4 small nicks to make a hole.  fastened a safety pin to one end pulled it through.  et voila. done.Magic

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S.O.L. I bet your middle names are "Robinson Crusoe" or "Heath Robinson" 

(they are distantly related Laugh )

I really do envy your ingenuity and dexterity. I can't think of any other suitable "-ity".  Apart from imaginity, deity and liability, none of which are appropriate. Probably. Apart from deity. Possibly Smile

But I am sure that many more -itys are applicable. Cheers Big_Laugh

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