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Only a month to the spring equinox :)

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Only a month to the spring equinox :)

Only a month to the spring equinox  Smiley Cheesy
I noticed especially today how late the sun is setting, still almost light at 6pm up here  ( 56 25N Smiley
Becuase of the hills and mountains, our days are shorter as the sun sets and rises behing them, but now it's clear of most of the when it sets.......
I've heard it said that the flowers are late this year becuase of the cold spell, but the birds seem to getting more active.
A great time of year.
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go on get them some of these http://www.jacobijayne.co.uk/birdfoods/suet-cakes/
sun rise/set and moon for march in London
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Have been very ill for the past week, and more or less, confined to being indoors since Saturday last....Today, we went out  for a long drive in the countryside.... took the scenic routes to some villages with thatched cottages in the Test Valley.... The sun was shining, there were white fluffy clouds about, birds singing, saw a couple of buzzards, lazily soaring about, and a sparrowhawk sitting on a tree thinking about his next meal.......dawdling along the quiet country lanes, through the villages at 10 mph or less, saw lots fo catkins on the bushes, some crocusses, and snowdrops all over the place, carpets of them in the most unlikely places. then, at the base of a tree, in the middle of one village, that served as a roundabout, I saw them 5 golden daffodils, fully open.....
YUP !  spring is here... Smiley Smiley Smiley
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Good to hear you're feeling better Shutter.
Spring equinox.....Brrrrr Undecided
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Speedy recovery Shutter Smiley
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Thanks guys... appreciated.... todays little trip really helped bring me back to life (and er indoors too !)  Smiley
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Glad you are better shutter.
May be signs of Spring but it is still Very Cold!
I think the heating needs to be turned up.
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I'm thinking of relocating my computer desk to the airing cupboard Roll eyes
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Sorry to hear you've been ill shutter; glad you're on the mend. There was I inviting you for a swim in another thread!
Strat will verify, I'm sure, on the hills and moors around Sheffield there are still patches of snow that haven't shifted since Christmas. The only daffs I've seen so far, were in a pot on the inside of my mother-in-laws lounge window, this afternoon!
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Glad you are on the mend Shutter, yes this weather does help.
We had a bright day, but still some ice around near the burn.
Lots of snow to about the 300 meter level on the mountains.
But it looked great.
And don't worry pierre, i and both neighbours either side provide for the birds, all the year round. As a result I always have plenty of bird life to watch through the window.  Grin
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Only a month to the spring equinox  Smiley Cheesy
Don't know much about spring equinox but its also only a month to when the clocks go forward an hour
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Yeah! well Ok, glad you're feeling better then...alright!!
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Don't know much about spring equinox but its also only a month to when the clocks go forward an hour

Not quite I'm afraid; it happens on the last Sunday morning of March which this year is the 28th. So still five weeks to go…
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it happens on the last Sunday morning of March which this year is the 28th. So still five weeks to go…
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