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  • The what makes you happy thread 2021

    A new thread for a New Year

    Here's a link to the 2020 thread.

    https://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gr...ad-2020/page22
    Location....East Midlands.

  • #2
    Having a really gentle and slow day...a perfect start to the year, with a promise of good things to come
    "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple

    Location....Normandy France

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    • #3
      The thrushes in the olive tree outside the house getting used to me. Nice to be able to observe them close up.
      Location: north-east Spain, where the sun is too hot, the rain too torrential, the hail too big, the wind too windy and the snow too deep. Last frost: usually mid-April, sometimes first week in May. First frost: mid-October.

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      • #4
        That a new year has begun,the nights will be getting lighter,family/friends and the vine support,a new start to the rest of our lives
        sigpicAnother nutter ,wife,mother, nan and nanan,love my growing places,seed collection and sharing,also one of these

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        • #5
          Watching the snow falling and knowing I don't need to go outside.
          Location....East Midlands.

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          • #6
            Seeing an orchid unexpectedly coming into flower.
            I watered it 2 months ago and put it in a bright but warm room and forgot about it Suddenly remembered and went to water it only to find it’s started flowering again for the 3rd time in less than 2 years!
            And yep....it’s in the lounge now
            "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple

            Location....Normandy France

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Bren In Pots View Post
              Watching the snow falling and knowing I don't need to go outside.
              It started to snow here about 5 minutes ago, it looks so pretty in the light from the street lamp.
              Location - Leicestershire - Chisit-land
              Endless wonder.

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              • #8
                Watching about at least six redwings, first ones this year, on very large ivy.

                What was fascinating was when something spooked them. They disappeared by dropping into the ivy.

                Got a few shots, but not very good as hand held 300mm. Must try to set up a tripod. in case they come back.
                https://www.flickr.com/photos/103667.../shares/b7Q0K1

                Riddlesdown (S Croydon)

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                • #9
                  Birds eating seeds. A small and not unusual sight but definitely a joy to see.
                  Location: north-east Spain, where the sun is too hot, the rain too torrential, the hail too big, the wind too windy and the snow too deep. Last frost: usually mid-April, sometimes first week in May. First frost: mid-October.

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                  • #10
                    Happy to have set up my Xmas pressi...A wildlife camera!
                    It's fixed on a tree in the garden near where we think foxes squeeze under the wire fence.
                    Our neighbour said there is a badger den in the chestnut wood next to the house so it might even be one of those!
                    Exciting!!!
                    "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple

                    Location....Normandy France

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                    • #11
                      Hearing the barn owls screeching last night ( probably saying “ blinking ‘eck it’s windy!”)
                      I’ve also heard the Tawny owls but the barn owls are rarer here, so that was wonderful hearing a couple chatting each other up!

                      might be a good time to think about getting up more bird houses for the other garden birds....looks like spring is on its way!
                      "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple

                      Location....Normandy France

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                      • #12
                        No rain due today according to the Met Office
                        Location....East Midlands.

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                        • #13
                          I sowed some mùstard and cress a couple of days ago and left it covered on a radiator.
                          I suddenly remembered it this morning and it's grown about 3cm!!!!

                          Didnt expect it to be that fast, so I best get some eggs hard boiled..I've been fancying an egg and cress butty for a while now!
                          "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple

                          Location....Normandy France

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                          • #14
                            While out in the garden this afternoon, spotted the first crocus in blossom.
                            First signs of spring.

                            And when your back stops aching,
                            And your hands begin to harden.
                            You will find yourself a partner,
                            In the glory of the garden.

                            Rudyard Kipling.sigpic

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                            • #15
                              Just the thought of having proper crackling- the first time in over a year!
                              yummy yummy yum yum. * smacks lips in anticipation!
                              "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple

                              Location....Normandy France

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