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Flatters to deceive

Was walking home in the cold winds and mixed sky… and on my way I could make out big black clouds on the horizon. As I got home at around 6pm I looked out of my window due North West and I noticed these amazing black beauties were heading my way. You could distinguish the precipitation falling from them in the distance as big black lines and everything! I waited intensely as these clouds smothered the suddenly wintry sky above me, the air was sharp and cold… with potential of snow. The grey stee

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Daffodils and snowdrops

The daffodil and snowdrop bulbs are poking through the ground! That does happen in December but still this is quite early and their quite obvious… especially the daffodil bulbs which I planted back in the autumn… and they ARE daffodil bulbs. Some people at college didn’t believe me when I said that daffodil bulbs can start “coming out” in December. Okay I should have said “poking through the ground” but I put their lack of beliefs down to the fact that they have been working in offices all their

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First frost

At last the frost came! (Down to 0.1c 32f last night) So what a bummer then that it was Saturday and I only saw it after looking through my steamy window with my half open misty eyes before going back to sleep! This was around 7am. It was a shame the frost didn’t come on a weekday as I would have been able to walk and take pictures before getting the bus! Still a lovely day followed and I managed to pot up three baby Algarve americana that were joined on the big one, which is getting so huge no

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Why the clocks MUST go back...

The clocks go back this Sunday. Yet again we will get the doom mongers going on about how bad this is and how the world will end if this keeps happening etc but the clocks go back for a reason, and I know this more than ever now. For instance, when I was walking through my local park to get the bus last week (16-20th) between 7-7:30am, the sun hadn’t risen and it was still mostly dark and possibly dangerous when I had to cross the roads. The week after the clocks go back (30th Oct-3rd Nov) I wi

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I felt it as last

Do you remember that quote I made just under two months ago on exactly Wednesday the 30th of August 2006?, that in my opinion conjured up the magic of autumn very well … “I don’t think we can properly class it as autumn, until, we experience those first clear chilly evenings where the sun is merely a faint red glow on your face when once it was a great tower above you, and you can smell the burning and the first real possibility of a frost” Today I felt this, although I’m very doubtful my a

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Plant ident

Sedum telephium ‘Roseum’, Kniphofia “bees flame”, Aster x frikartii “monch”, Stipa gigantea, Cyclamen hederifolim, Echinops bannaticus “Taplow blue”, Fuchsia magellanica ‘alba’, Hebe ‘Nicola’s blush’, Fuchsia thalia, Vinca difformis, Abelia grandiflora ‘Francis Mason’ Check these babies out! and they are just some of the plants I have to learn!

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It's as if autumn will never come!

It’s yet again another warm day out there! And still all people do is complain that it is cold! C’mon guys we have just had a record breaking warm September and October is looking like going the same way as well, you have not rights to complain that is it cold! After a few chilly mornings it did seem that autumn may be creeping in but alas today and the next few days will tell otherwise. At least there aren’t those stupid rumours of a severely cold winter coming like last autumn. I remember a fe

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What should one think at half?

If someone worried about why they couldn’t get the desired destination, and thought of themselves of going nowhere yet were actually half-way, then should they focus on why they had only got half-way or why they can get half-way but not that other half way? And be confident that if they can do one half, then surely the other half is not as far away as they think?

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A very wet day!

Well I said it was bone dry yesterday and a bit breezy, today was the complete opposite. No wind, but extremely wet. 15mm of rain, all from what is now just a bog standard depression, but was once a tropical hurricane! At least it has cooled a bit. Well I say cool, its more average but nowhere near as muggy as yesterday. I say there is no wind but there is a blowing severe gale high in the atmosphere because the few clouds that are left are skidding really fast in the sky. I like those days wher

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Plant identification

Rosa rugosa Pennisetum villosum Nicotiana sylvestris Verbena bonariensis Cortaderia selloana

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Aching throat...

arrrrgh, it’s happened again! I occasionally, maybe once every other week wake up to a bloody sore throat; these feelings are especially prevalent around the sides! I think it’s because I sleep with my mouth open. But I can’t be totally sure of that because I’m asleep so I don’t know if my mouth is open … but however that does seem the most likely cause.

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Lunar eclipse

I watched the moon rise this evening (on the 7th … it’s only six minutes into the 8th!) I wouldn’t usually but there was a lunar eclipse. A lunar eclipse is where the earth, moon and the sun are all in line, and the earth “shadows” the moon by blocking out the sun, as it would when they are all in line. Okay not the best explanation but it’s late! I spent 50 minutes looking outside and sure enough the moon popped up over the houses on the eastern horizon! It looked like a monster had eaten the t

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Mother Has Gone To Hospital

Mother has gone to hospital and is waiting for a brain scan. This was the news I received when returning home from a walk. I knew she was going to hospital to have a look at her head but I didn’t expect this. I don’t know much about brain scans so I’m not sure how worried I should be. I guess If I don’t know much I should not assume anything … yet… :lol:

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Autumn Approaching

It’s 20:30pm and there is only faint twilight in between the clouds. The sun went down nearly three quarters of an hour ago. It will be (meteorically) autumn in two days, which I think is great! Although I don’t think we can properly class it as autumn, until, we experience those first clear chilly evenings where the sun is merely a faint red glow on your face when once it was a great tower above you, and you can smell the burning and the first real possibility of a frost. I remember last au

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Zygote

I’m probably not helping myself that I am using a computer right now but I want to write! My head feels a little “achy”, which is not really a surprise considering how much I have been using my laptop over the past month or two. I’ve decided to do a bit of research on sexual reproduction of plants! It appears the male gamete (in the sex cell) is pollen and the female gamete is the egg cell. The joining of these (fertilisation) makes a Zygote… but I don’t know what a Zygote is! And then this zygo

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It's Raining!

It’s raining! With sunny spells in between. I’m hoping we can have a day or two of full non-stop rain or at least fairly consistent, then maybe the grass will start to come back green again! Because most of the grass has been scorched! And the few patches that are remaining are brown. I need to go to Tesco’s now to get some milk and a few other things. I made some coffee but the only problem was there was no milk, and I don’t drink black coffee. It’s 15c (59f) out there which is cool for a day i

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Album Photo's

I've been to many great walks around the Kent countryside over the last week or two, especially yesterday. You can look at the pictures I took with my new digital camera in my album along with many others http://www.netweather.tv/forum/index.php?a...um&album=61

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I'm A Genius!

For the first time in my life I have successfully inserted new batteries into a camera… and without it going wrong… revolutionary! Although I may argue that I was silly to drain the batteries so quickly in the first place by constantly leaving the camera on! But still being able to make an electronic instrument function again is quite an achievement when usually all I do is dysfunction these things! B) I'm a genius!

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Late

Because I wake up so late and my body clock is so messed up I’m usually at my most “wakeful” at around mid-night, like now for instance… well it’s 01:36am but you know what I mean. I could actually do some gardening now but its dark and I can’t find the watering can! It did rain but not a lot, its now clear and slightly cooler than previously but its still a warm place at the moment. I would like to go to bed now but I can’t! I wish I could. My father is coming tomorrow to take me round to his p

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Religion

If there is a god he is banging me against a brick wall, to make me tougher? Maybe, but it’s killing me right this minute. I don’t really believe in god… but however I’m not saying such a “thing” doesn’t exist. I say this because I, as a person have only lived in a western culture for eighteen years and seven months. I’ve not lived in a world where science doesn’t prevail and people’s lives are based around a belief, I’ve not heard their side of the story. I believe pretty firmly in evolution an

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Selective Memory When It Comes To The Weather

It’s another hot weekend. Very sunny but too hot, although that being said I seem to be coping a little better with the heat, maybe its because its now later into summer and I’ve adapted to it. Just like you become a little more adapted to hay fever. I close my curtains during the day to stop the sun coming in and I open them at night to let some air thought, although it could be said that leaving them open during the day stops any flow of air… it would only be hot air so it’s best to let the ai

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Tired

It is a common "moan" or complaint from a human being that they are constantly tired. But I get close to falling asleep on the bus on the morning and I get close to falling asleep on the bus in the evening. After I get home off the bus and get home I go to bed and fall asleep. Thank god the world cup is on otherwise I would spend all evening asleep! I’m usually quite a tired person but the last few weeks have been something else! I take it being down to being the end of the college year… or at l

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Each Day

Each day is like climbing a swearing is not big or clevering mountain at the moment!

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Bus Trouble

My mother was in London yesterday to see my sister. So I couldn’t be picked up from town. That meant I would have to get another bus. I got to the bus stop at 16:55 and waited till 17:26 when the number ‘8’ bus came. The number ‘8’ bus was the bus I got last time from town. So when it stopped just outside the bus stop I tapped on the door signalling I wanted to get on. But the bus driver nodded his head shrugged his shoulders and drove off. How strange. I waited till 17:52 when the next number

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