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    • Murphybear
    • By Murphybear 13th Jan 18, 6:24 PM
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    Itís Spring!
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    • 13th Jan 18, 6:24 PM
    Itís Spring! 13th Jan 18 at 6:24 PM
    After being stuck in the house for ages we decided to go out for a drive. We headed out towards Cornwall on the grounds that itís, well, Cornwall

    It was a bit miserable as there was a lot of rain. However, there came into view daffodils, lots of them, all waving their lovely yellow faces at us.

    So, I declare that itís Spring, as daffodils are out
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    • littleredhen
    • By littleredhen 13th Jan 18, 6:39 PM
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    wow daffodils, lovely, we are in Scotland we don't see daffodils till about May
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    • Tarry
    • By Tarry 13th Jan 18, 7:59 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 7:59 PM
    Lucky. Not seen any Spring signs yet. I hate this dark season.
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 13th Jan 18, 8:14 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 8:14 PM
    We have snow forcast this coming week, we have a long way to go till spring
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    • littleredhen
    • By littleredhen 13th Jan 18, 8:16 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 8:16 PM
    We have snow forcast this coming week, we have a long way to go till spring
    Originally posted by suki1964
    Yes we do too and strong winds!
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    • OldMotherTucker
    • By OldMotherTucker 13th Jan 18, 8:36 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 8:36 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 8:36 PM
    After being stuck in the house for ages we decided to go out for a drive. We headed out towards Cornwall on the grounds that itís, well, Cornwall

    It was a bit miserable as there was a lot of rain. However, there came into view daffodils, lots of them, all waving their lovely yellow faces at us.

    So, I declare that itís Spring, as daffodils are out
    Originally posted by Murphybear
    I always feel a bit down in the Winter but I was walking along Titchfield Common (Hampshire) I saw lots of clumps of daffodils poking up through the leaves and my first thought was 'I bet they are already starting to flower back home in Cornwall . .
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    • Tarry
    • By Tarry 13th Jan 18, 8:39 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 8:39 PM
    It was -7 here the other day.
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    • SamsReturn
    • By SamsReturn 13th Jan 18, 10:03 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 10:03 PM
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    • 13th Jan 18, 10:03 PM
    I hope it isn't Spring.
    I've got bulbs that should have been planted in Winter, but it's been to cold to go out there.
    • Murphybear
    • By Murphybear 14th Jan 18, 8:28 AM
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    • 14th Jan 18, 8:28 AM
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    • 14th Jan 18, 8:28 AM
    I always feel a bit down in the Winter but I was walking along Titchfield Common (Hampshire) I saw lots of clumps of daffodils poking up through the leaves and my first thought was 'I bet they are already starting to flower back home in Cornwall . .
    Originally posted by OldMotherTucker
    I know that area, I was born and brought up in Hampshire

    I!!!8217;ve just checked our weather forecast for the next week. Between 7 and 10 degrees and rain, rain and more rain. Sorry we haven!!!8217;t any snow but that!!!8217;s why we retired to the Deep South as OH feels the cold.
    Last edited by Murphybear; 14-01-2018 at 8:31 AM.
    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 14th Jan 18, 9:21 AM
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    Me and the cook were in Blackpool all last week, definitely not Spring-like there on't North-West coast.

    Tomorrow we're up-north again for the week, this time to Scarborough on't other side o't Pennines.....doubt we'll see many daffodils up there either.
    • Tarry
    • By Tarry 14th Jan 18, 2:52 PM
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    It's very cold here today. It's still very dull and dank.
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 14th Jan 18, 3:16 PM
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    Beautiful day here. I've been in the hedgerow, laying another section of it and just watching the natural world go by.

    We need the winter for the jobs that can only be done while plants are dormant. The animals need it too; they're not year-round breeding machines, or shouldn't be.

    Many creatures' biological clocks have gone awry. I saw a baby goldfinch the other day; only just fledged and far too early if we do get some of the nasty stuff. I suppose the odds are against it, as the last hard winter here was in 2010.
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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 15th Jan 18, 11:43 AM
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    It may be Spring in the Riviera but way up north in the real world we have a yellow weather warning for snow and ice for the next 3 days
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    • SamsReturn
    • By SamsReturn 15th Jan 18, 1:26 PM
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    I've just been out in the garden, and i've got daffs popping up. Only the green bits yet.
    • Tarry
    • By Tarry 15th Jan 18, 4:38 PM
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    So cold here and snow forecased tomorrow....
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    • zeupater
    • By zeupater 15th Jan 18, 7:36 PM
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    So cold here and snow forecased tomorrow....
    Originally posted by Tarry
    Hi

    I've become very sceptical about the accuracy of short-term weather forecasting ...

    It seems that they're not too bad on temperature or wind, but what the sky will look like isn't even accurate when they tell you what's outside the window right now, so even later today is normally wrong! .... we just tend to use a site which shows recent satellite images, such as this one for people with solar panels (when it's light! ... ), and make up our own weather short-term 'guesses' these days, it's normally far more accurate when you just want to know what it's likely to do over the next few hours! ...

    HTH
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    • Tarry
    • By Tarry 20th Jan 18, 7:39 PM
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    Snow happened.....
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