Monday, 22 April 2013

Could It Be?


Tonight When I got home after the village Community Council meeting I took the dogs out for their last walk.
We all watched the badgers galloping around the hen houses for a bit
And I didn't shiver once as I draped myself over the gate
The night did not feel as it has done for what seems like years
It felt like spring
Bloody hell
Are the 9 months of winter actually over?

46 comments:

  1. Where, where are the badgers ... I can't see them?

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  2. The bastards are eating the chicken feed!

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  3. Yep! Even up here in these here frozen norther territories the temperature has started to climb, I'm recovering from one of those nasty viruses, and there's blossom on the Kerria ... happy days :) Elizabeth

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  4. We shall hope spring is on its way to you.

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  5. denver CO and minneapolis MN are still having snow. this morning, temps were 0 C. we are still in wintertime, no matter what the forecasters say!

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  6. Even here in Ireland. Spring is fighting its way out of Winter, slowly but surely.

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  7. Anne Marie... You've will havewarmth very soon xxxx

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  8. i am the rare person that would like cool/cold weather all year long! give me a dreary rainy gloomy day and i thrive. i hate sun and heat. i blame it on my welsh genes!

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  9. Your words say "spring" but your picture says, "OH MY FRIKKIN' GOD!!! WHAT IS ALL THAT WHITE CRAP!!??"

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    1. Exactly my thoughts.

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    2. That's what I was thinking. Gawd, not again!

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  10. I hope the nine months of winter are over but I'm not holding my breath.

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  11. We're in our seventh month of winter (snow since mid-Octoebr) on this side of the pond. And, yes, I came out of hibernation too soon! Sun is starting to shine a bit more brightly, but wind chills have been keeping things well cooled (as in frozen).

    Here's an option fo you. You could have Middle Child's stuffed Bear (my cousin) in your garage, or you could invite me, alive, into the parlour, for tea. With hunny. And scones.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting

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  12. Sheer bliss that sounds like....it rained here and melted some of the snow.

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  13. It got down to 6ºC in the kitchen last night. Our warmth must be on its way up to you all.

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  14. Yes, it is gone, gone, gone. We will not speak of it again for seven more months. I only want to see green from now on.

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  15. it's even looking a bit more like Spring over here as well,

    Gill in Canada

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  16. In north India, except the Himalayas, winters are opposite to yours. 3 months only. For me, even that is too freaking much.

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  17. Spring officially is today and tomorrow in NE Ohio. Then back to winter.

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  18. You can only hope John!! :-)

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  19. Beware of wishful thinking. Winter's icy fingers might still grab your goolies in May. Here in South East Asia, I have shown several people photos of snow in the suburbs of Sheffield - on Shirley's "Coolpix" camera - and their jaws drop as if I am showing them pictures of Jupiter.

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  20. Well I am only following you because if something should happen to the Hunter I live with.....I will send you the bear plus the other one that's in there plus untold mounts of ducks, geese, other birds, elk, antelope, caribou, deer-mule and white tail-, and oh...you'll love this, a half mount of a musk ox. I think that's what it is. Big, hairy tusks?
    Oh and beside the above reason...ABBA!!!!!!

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  21. All I get are two doves, and a thousand thieving sparrows. The idea of having a badger eating their food is exciting, but slightly worrying. About time badger pie was on the menu!

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  22. Enjoy your spring, John!
    Hope you're feeling better. ♥

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  23. Yay for spring - and I hope the sciatica is going.

    I would really, really like to see photos of badgers if you could manage it sometime. Please. We don't have them, but I grew up reading about them (Wind in the Willows etc).

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  24. "Freed from ice are stream and brook
    Through Spring's lovely, invigorating glance,
    In the valley greens the happiness of hopefulness;
    Old Winter, in his weakness,
    Backtracked to rough mountains."

    Looking at your picture and text, you might enjoy my rough translation of one of Goethe's most well-known poems.

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    1. Lovely poem
      Thank you Birgitta x

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  25. It's great to have badgers about but aren't you worried that they may kill your hens - it happened to me a couple of times - they got into the hen hut and killed the lot! E.

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    1. I have reinforced the hen houses...last year two broody he's were killed by badgers

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  26. It's not bad, or is it?

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  27. Bring on a heatwave! Enjoy your City trip - Ive warned them! xxx

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  28. Don't count your chickens John.....or do in your case I suppose. x

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  29. It's glorious here - husband in shorts but... we all have a bug !

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  30. I don't want to ruin your reverie but it was mentioned on the radio yesterday that it is only about 9 weeks before the nights start closing in again.
    I know, I can't believe it either..
    Briony
    xx

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  31. And I'm sitting here under a blanket debating to myself whether April is too early to turn on the heaters or should I wait till May. Mind you snow is unheard of where I live but I strongly contend that cold is relative.

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  32. Don't count on it! They just had another 6+ inches of snow in Pierre, South Dakota. Isn't that somewhere near Trelawnyd?

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  33. Hate to say it, but it will be cold again at the weekend....

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  34. It feels like spring in Derbyshire, too, although I hardly dare utter the words out loud, just in case I'm wrong. It feels like it's been nine months of winter but in reality it's only seven.......seven months of winter, good grief !!

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  35. Don't be hasty! Ne'er cast a clout 'til May is out....

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  36. Spring is in the air...oh I do hope so John...for the sake of you and your menagerie!

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  37. Speak it quietly in case the weather gods are listening!

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  38. It's the winter that wouldn't die, even on this side of the pond!

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  39. NOPE!!!!
    Not fair at all!

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  40. We had a day last weekend that was 71 degrees and tonight it's supposed to drop to 28...that's the Land of Oz for you...we can also have a variation of 50 degrees each day of the week. I don't care for hot summers but I am ready for spring....sounds like yours is almost there...hope so!

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  41. Our Monday dawned with temps at 15°F, although the sunshine was brillant, and i think we got to nearly 50°F for the warmest part of the day. The crocus are in full bloom, my daffodils are ready to pop, the tree frogs (peepers as we say here) are peeping loudly, and the loons cries are heard once again.

    April is the cruellest month, as someone noted.

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