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    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 5th Apr 14, 6:17 AM
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    The Good Morning Thread
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    • 5th Apr 14, 6:17 AM
    The Good Morning Thread 5th Apr 14 at 6:17 AM
    Well, we've got a goodnight thread so let's have a good morning one as well.

    Good morning everybody
    Me and the dog have had our morning constitutional and shortly I shall be venturing forth to the big Tesco to do my fortnightly shop. When I get home I've got 3 hours work related admin and paperwork to do

    The weather here is a bit nippy but at least there's no fog.
    Last edited by joansgirl; 08-09-2015 at 9:31 PM.
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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 18th May 17, 7:22 PM
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    Have you got a triptrap bridge to walk over, too?
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Sadly no bridges. But there is a stile to go over and normally some deer, bunnies and pheasants etc to look at.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 18th May 17, 7:38 PM
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    Sadly no bridges. But there is a stile to go over and normally some deer, bunnies and pheasants etc to look at.
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    Stile!

    That's a bit like a bridge!

    And deer! They're a bit like goats!

    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Livelongandprosper
    • By Livelongandprosper 19th May 17, 8:07 AM
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    Good morning

    Started of very foggy but it's clearing now, blue sky and sunshine yet again

    Mind if it's anything like the past few days, it will chuck it down from 3pm

    Which means I've not finished mowing the lawns

    Another day off - yayyyyy for getting the time off, boooo cos I'm saving for a new PC

    Think I'm going to have to sort the linen room out today . I skived down the town yesterday, nothing bought, just browsed
    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 19th May 17, 8:12 AM
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    Morning all Weekend soon, and I need a lie-in!
    INTP, nerd, libertarian and scifi geek.
    Home is where my books are.
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 19th May 17, 8:16 AM
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    Good morning

    Started of very foggy but it's clearing now, blue sky and sunshine yet again

    Mind if it's anything like the past few days, it will chuck it down from 3pm

    Which means I've not finished mowing the lawns

    Another day off - yayyyyy for getting the time off, boooo cos I'm saving for a new PC

    Think I'm going to have to sort the linen room out today . I skived down the town yesterday, nothing bought, just browsed
    Originally posted by Livelongandprosper
    Know the feeling ... plenty to do at home but instead I'm in Wetherspoons having breakfast, having escorted Mrs Sleazy part way to the school where she works.
    Raining here already though .....
    Signed Sleazy
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 19th May 17, 11:07 AM
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    Morning lickle raindwops!



    It's not raining here.
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 19th May 17, 11:48 AM
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    Morning everyone from rainy bleak Newcastle.......
    Still it is always nice to experience Petrichor
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 19th May 17, 12:30 PM
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    Morning everyone from rainy bleak Newcastle.......
    Still it is always nice to experience Petrichor
    Originally posted by colinw
    Blimey, Coley! I'm seriously impressed!

    I had to google Petrichor, and I'd never, ever heard of it before!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 19th May 17, 12:33 PM
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    It's a very new word, dating from 1964, and made up of the Greek petra meaning rock, and ichor meaning scent but was originally the life-'blood' flowing through the veins of the gods.

    Or 'argillaceous odour', argillaceous meaning 'of clay'.

    Wiki:-
    "The term was coined in 1964 by two Australian CSIRO researchers, Isabel Joy Bear and Richard G. Thomas, for an article in the journal Nature.[1][2] In the article, the authors describe how the smell derives from an oil exuded by certain plants during dry periods, whereupon it is absorbed by clay-based soils and rocks. During rain, the oil is released into the air along with another compound, geosmin, a metabolic by-product of certain actinobacteria, which is emitted by wet soil, producing the distinctive scent; ozone may also be present if there is lightning.[3] In a follow-up paper, Bear and Thomas (1965) showed that the oil retards seed germination and early plant growth.[4] This would indicate that the plants exude the oil in order to safeguard the seeds from germination under duress."
    Last edited by Pyxis; 19-05-2017 at 12:38 PM.
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    • Livelongandprosper
    • By Livelongandprosper 19th May 17, 12:34 PM
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    Morning everyone from rainy bleak Newcastle.......
    Still it is always nice to experience Petrichor
    Originally posted by colinw

    Ha ha, I knew what that one meant , was mentioned on the weather report the other morning

    The best time I experienced it, was when the rain came after that long dry summer of 76. I started to smell it about an hour before the rain came. Most beautiful smell of that summer
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 19th May 17, 1:31 PM
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    Good Afternoon

    I can't believe the weather forecast was so wrong. It was forecast to rain all day here but it's bright sunshine with ever decreasing amounts of cloud

    Think we'll cop it later though
    • colinw
    • By colinw 19th May 17, 2:07 PM
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    Blimey, Coley! I'm seriously impressed!

    I had to google Petrichor, and I'd never, ever heard of it before!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Ha ha, I knew what that one meant , was mentioned on the weather report the other morning

    The best time I experienced it, was when the rain came after that long dry summer of 76. I started to smell it about an hour before the rain came. Most beautiful smell of that summer
    Originally posted by Livelongandprosper
    Don't be too impressed! I saw the same weather report on Breakfast time. I have always loved that smell though of rain on dusty, dry pavements. It was mentioned in the book "Kidders Luck" written by Jack Common which was about his life as a kid in Newcastle in the early 1900's, he wrote about the euphoria he felt lying on the pavement when it started to rain with massive drops of rain splashing on the dusty pavement and getting that smell.
    • colinw
    • By colinw 19th May 17, 2:07 PM
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    Good Afternoon

    I can't believe the weather forecast was so wrong. It was forecast to rain all day here but it's bright sunshine with ever decreasing amounts of cloud

    Think we'll cop it later though
    Originally posted by joansgirl
    They are always wrong! you are better off just guessing
    • Livelongandprosper
    • By Livelongandprosper 19th May 17, 2:18 PM
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    Don't be too impressed! I saw the same weather report on Breakfast time. I have always loved that smell though of rain on dusty, dry pavements. It was mentioned in the book "Kidders Luck" written by Jack Common which was about his life as a kid in Newcastle in the early 1900's, he wrote about the euphoria he felt lying on the pavement when it started to rain with massive drops of rain splashing on the dusty pavement and getting that smell.
    Originally posted by colinw
    Exactly as that day in 76

    I was in the library, the only building that was air conditioned, wearing shorts, tee and sandals , lost to the world curled up in a chair reading a book. And then the smell, so sweet and fresh. Going outside with what seemed like the whole population of Battersea and just standing there getting soaked through
    • colinw
    • By colinw 19th May 17, 2:45 PM
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    I am bored today it is quiet in here (work that is!) .....and when I am bored I eat!
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 19th May 17, 4:27 PM
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    I am bored today it is quiet in here (work that is!) .....and when I am bored I eat!
    Originally posted by colinw
    Sing a song!
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 19th May 17, 4:32 PM
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    Pyxis
    Don't be too impressed! I saw the same weather report on Breakfast time. I have always loved that smell though of rain on dusty, dry pavements. It was mentioned in the book "Kidders Luck" written by Jack Common which was about his life as a kid in Newcastle in the early 1900's, he wrote about the euphoria he felt lying on the pavement when it started to rain with massive drops of rain splashing on the dusty pavement and getting that smell.
    Originally posted by colinw
    But I am impressed!
    Not only had I never heard of it, but apart from the petri bit, I couldn't work out what the word might mean from its roots. So it was a complete unknown!

    Not only have I learned a new word, but I have also learned what actually causes that smell, and how it comes from clay soils, and the role plants have.
    Result!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 20th May 17, 5:23 AM
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    Good Moaning everyone.
    Nicely and brightly hereabouts .
    Almost ready for action
    Signed Sleazy
    The Last Of The Lounge Lizards
    • Livelongandprosper
    • By Livelongandprosper 20th May 17, 6:27 AM
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    Blimey, some one is up before me

    Morning all

    Appears it rained last night but the sky is beginning to clear, there's blue bits showing through

    After a week off, I'm away to work

    Ta ra xx
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 20th May 17, 7:01 AM
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    Morning, fellow larks!


    So far, today, I have watched my recordings of Versailles and HIGNFY, started a thread and eaten lunch!

    Am performing with my AmDram group later, outdoors, so it had better not rain!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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