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In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
heleninwales
heleninwales
Stop for a moment and look
Going to have to post and run because Wednesday is the day I go to Welsh group and then on to Prestatyn to see my 91-year-old Dad. I therefore haven't had chance to get on the computer all day and now I'm tired.

I never used to venture into the town, we'd just drive to Dad's have a chat, perhaps drive to the beach and then go home. Now he's unable to get out, I have to pop into the town centre to do various errands. Today there wasn't a parking space outside the bank, so I went into the free car park instead. Deciding to walk back a different way after visiting the bank, I came across this lovely tree full of blossom.

Cherry blossom

It does feel as though spring is finally here. The temperature has made it into double figures, even occasionally peaking in the mid teens! That's degrees C, of course, that makes it 59 degrees F.

We're also getting gentle showers and the mixture of warmth and the rain is finally bringing forth the flowers.

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birdsedge From: birdsedge Date: April 24th, 2013 07:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Everything is approximately a month behind this year. My daffs are only just out - and they are still available in the shos, so commercial growers have obviously found the same.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: April 25th, 2013 11:25 am (UTC) (Link)
The appearance of the daffs has been staggered over many weeks here. In the sheltered spots that get any sun that's going, they came out just about in time for St David's day on 1 March. But there are clumps still only at the bud stage in the gloomier and chillier spots.

However, it is now just about warm enough to mostly dispense with the heating in our house, apart from a quick blast first thing in the morning, just to take the chill off the kitchen. I can also venture into the conservatory without being frozen.
kishenehn From: kishenehn Date: April 25th, 2013 01:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
What a lovely view!

None of the trees out here are even beginning to come to life yet ...
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: April 25th, 2013 04:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Prestatyn (up on the North Wales coast) has its own microclimate. Palm trees grow there in some gardens. It never snows and it's often rainy here and sunny there. That's why it's so popular with retired people from the North West of England. It seems like heaven. :)
endlessrarities From: endlessrarities Date: April 25th, 2013 05:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
We've limped into double figures and we're teetering there. But I think it's getting colder again this weekend...
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: April 25th, 2013 07:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
It felt chillier today, though the sun did peek through the cloud occasionally.
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