You know its Spring when.....

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mick
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Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:57 pm

I just heard the local birdies give off their evening spring call for the first time.

I thought it was spring last week but now I am convinced, Im calling it for Melb!

Its Spring!
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Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:29 pm

Ha ha! Your local birdies are in for a shock Mick old mate! They clearly haven't read the latest forecast for Friday onwards! :laughing:
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Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:10 am

For me it's driving to and from the station in the light. Is almost happening now :D Cold never worried me - and FC can be cold any day of the year - but the dark is what really makes for winter IMHO.
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Sun Aug 07, 2016 7:57 pm

Yes it must be close to spring the wattle is out around here,
and I have seen a couple of trees with blossom.

The 64 dollar question at the moment is what weather will it bring.
I am not entirely convinced that LaNina is going to come roaring in.
I hope that statement is totally wrong.

Hooroo Chris
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Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:34 pm

Hawker wrote:I am not entirely convinced that El Nino is going to come roaring in.
Slip of the tongue there I think Hawker, you mean La Nina I believe?
Yes it's borderline atm, but showing signs of weakish La Nina developing through spring.
Nevertheless, the very strong -IOD should keep the rain falling for us for some time to come.
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Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:34 pm

Wattle tree's are also in full bloom this side of Melbourne also, lot's of yellow wild flowers all over the place.
Canola fields in Avalon are in the full bloom to, Spring is definitely in the air!
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Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:47 pm

I would call that a colossal slip of the tongue, yes la Nina is what i mean.
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Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:19 pm

Im always perplexed by people calling spring when they see the winter flowering plants coming on.
I mean i sort of understand it but it is a funny thing to say.
A bit like seeing a Hydrangea flowering in mid january and saying ohhh autumn is here!
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Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:48 pm

Hi Mountain Man
When the wattle comes out here, it means spring is not far off.
ie, we are well on the way through winter and close to spring.
Cheers us up a bit.
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Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:58 pm

Geoff wrote:
Hawker wrote:I am not entirely convinced that El Nino is going to come roaring in.
the very strong -IOD should keep the rain falling for us for some time to come.
Not while these BDHs block the lows and fronts that will tap the moist air :(

I know it's spring because the trees are budding! Some of them anyway.
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Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:39 pm

Probably not the best timing for this comment with tonights weather. But you know it's Spring when August isn't living up to it's cold expectations and have already started to eat ice creams.
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Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:45 am

When I have to cut the lawn every week. In normal times out lawn doesn't need cutting from start of May to sometime in September.
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