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Ladies and gentlemen you are not going to believe it. After a wait of almost 3 years... 😮  

I don't suppose I have anything to complain about this winter...      .      

I've waited years to get a picture of the house covered with snow.  Finally!  

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  • Location: Rural East Ayrshire 150m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Cold and bright.
  • Location: Rural East Ayrshire 150m asl
    2 hours ago, Quinach said:

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    Ah memories of the Lada Niva (4x4) I had to use for work decades ago (those are Riva's in the photo). 

    Convinced it was WWII surplus but got to say it never broke down and was good off road, though back felt it was broken after driving it after a while.

    I had a 'meeting dinner' with my first girlfriend's parents and her father told me that he was going to get a car for his daughter, so I asked what kind of car and he said he was thinking about a Lada Riva. I said he could probably expect to get two Lada Rivas for her and (d'you know what?) neither of them laughed. Now that I think of it, he was the one who complained about me buttering both halves of my roll before loading it up with bacon. Cheapskate.

    Earlier talk of waterproof clothing compelled me to go out earlier for a walk in what has been constant rain. I have discovered a chink in my armour. (Shame on all those who immediately thought of something oriental.) My wooly gloves are not up to snuff and I can't find my Gore-Tex over-mitts. On-line retail therapy calls...

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  • Location: Home: Pittenweem, Fife Work: St Andrews, Fife
  • Location: Home: Pittenweem, Fife Work: St Andrews, Fife

    Evening all,

    A pretty unremarkable week weather wise after last weeks fun and games. Rainfall now sitting at almost twice the monthly average although most of that fell in the horrific week of easterlies at the start of the month. Mean temperature still -1.7c below average but I expect it will end up closer to average by months end.

    Currently 8.6c with some light rain.

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  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Location: Aberdeen
    On 17/02/2021 at 08:17, thebigyin said:

    Was up for a peddle with the kids at the park yesterday afternoon and noted that while still plenty of drift and patches (and ice on paths - not fun!), the burns were really full and water now runnign off everywhere.  Streams where there are not normally streams, etc.  Looking at the snow gate cameras (love that site!) they all look damp but still holdign lots of snow - hopefully the the slower slaw continues, rather than the faster kind here.

    Found a dead bird under the last pile of snow in the back garden, which has now melted (snow, not the bird, though it is decaying - yuch!).  I must have not noticed and happened to have given it a ceremonial temporary burying last week.  It looks like a very small hawk.  Would post a photo, but something has eaten it's head clean off - will take a photo and clip it perhaps.  Do these hawks attack each other?  It looked like a smaller version of the attached (old photo of "something" eating a pigeon it caught in our old house back patio).

    Oh yeah, weather, windy and wild - I'm weird and quite like this sort of weather.  Just as well for me, as looks like for here at least we have a good while of rinse and repeat going on.

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    It was just a Thrush after all! 🤣

    Anyway, been a few nice days, a few damp days here.  Nice just now, damp later, so getting out with the dugs now.  Outlook looks like pressure rising and very little rain in the ensembles.  Will take that - get out in the garden.  a few more members dipping below -10 in the outer reaches.  Still hopeful of some further wintry excitement in to March.

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  • Location: Tullynessle/Inverurie
  • Weather Preferences: Cold and snowy or warm and dry
  • Location: Tullynessle/Inverurie

    6.7C, grey, calm, most of the snow now gone from the garden but not quite all, with the surrounding hills just retaining patches now, even higher up.

    I'll take back what I said about the squelch quotient of my grass the other day, it must still have been at least partially frozen then. Certain bit of it are now running with water, and I hope the poor mice and voles have back-up homes as their burrows are acting as drainage pipes in places.

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  • Location: NH7256
  • Weather Preferences: where's my vote?
  • Location: NH7256
    6 hours ago, mardatha said:

    It isn't bad here for weather. We watch the forecast for the old house and they've had tons of snow and rain and higher winds. This might be a wee pocket of Provence, you never know 🌞  Even yesterday, forecast here was constant rain - we had a lot of dry spells and even sun, and just one heavy shower. Rest of the time it was just slight rain in the wind stuff. But the river is still high and the back garden is still a mud&moss farm. Dying to get oot into that garden and sort it. Not been touched for a year according to the neighbours as the last tenant was ill for a while then died last March. Here is my challenge - feel sorry for me Kilties😂

     

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    I hope your garden challenge is manageable! Are those bushes interesting or useful? 

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  • Location: Ancrum
  • Weather Preferences: HOT SUNSHINE!
  • Location: Ancrum

    HC they were blackberries. Moving them over to the corner, one gone and one to go. I could open a Moss Farm - would anybody buy it? 😂

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  • Location: NH7256
  • Weather Preferences: where's my vote?
  • Location: NH7256
    14 minutes ago, mardatha said:

    HC they were blackberries. Moving them over to the corner, one gone and one to go. I could open a Moss Farm - would anybody buy it? 😂

    A garden centre? 🤪

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  • Location: Dundee
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, thunderstorms, gales. All extremes except humidity.
  • Location: Dundee

     Mostly cloudy here with patchy rain at times. Temperatures rose after lunch and gave me my first double figure temperature since the 18th December. Currently 10.8C. Unsurprisingly the last piles of snow in the street melted today.

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  • Location: N.E. Scotland South Side Moray Firth 100m asl
  • Location: N.E. Scotland South Side Moray Firth 100m asl

    Horrendous  southerly wind just now after a fine sunny morning and duller afternoon. Some rain made it over the mountains  this evening but not a lot. Maximum  temperature  of 10c in the afternoon

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  • Location: Irvine
  • Location: Irvine

    Think it time for me to give up on winter ...I will give it a generous 3/10 due to the pre Christmas cold spell. I hope spring Is like last year..but winter was a non event here in coastal Ayrshire.

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  • Location: Isle of Skye, 14m/49ft above sea level
  • Weather Preferences: Storms, wild! wild! wild! Frost, a wee bit o' sun....
  • Location: Isle of Skye, 14m/49ft above sea level

    Morning Grumplings! Well, yesterday started out lovely so I took myself off for a good hour's walk and felt a squillion times better for it! And then the rain arrived bang on time just before 1pm. Wind arrived mid afternoonish and the rest of the evening was pure p1sh. It's not looking terribly hopeful for the rest of the week, an outside chance of some dryish conditions on Friday. I checked the charts on here and look what I found. I mean, really?????

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  • Location: Irvine
  • Location: Irvine

    I have the towel in my hand ready..... This location has really had a fairly poor winter when it comes to snow (like most winters here) There were some crisp frosty days before xmas and the  EFTB delivered a few below average days and zero measurable snow. Today 11c at 1200 if it wasn't for the brisk wind it would feel very pleasant,  but still warm enough for short sleeves.

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  • Location: Upper Tweeddale, Scottish Borders 240m ASL
  • Location: Upper Tweeddale, Scottish Borders 240m ASL

    Patches of, wait for it, blue sky and sunny intervals. What's going on?! 8.6°C after a low of 5.6°C. Might not need the layers of waterproofs on this afternoon's soujorn to the local windfarm... 

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  • Location: Duddingston, Edinburgh
  • Location: Duddingston, Edinburgh

    Lovely day here , porty seafront was heaving this morning and been out in the garden with the kids and dog. Feels warm in the sun, hard to believe this time last week it was snowing !

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  • Location: Rural East Ayrshire 150m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Cold and bright.
  • Location: Rural East Ayrshire 150m asl

    Today is as nice a late February day as I can remember in quite a while; bright, dry, bordering on warm even. Yesterday was far more typical of the breed; wet, windy, cold and miserable. Roll on Spring.

    Temperature 10.9deg.C up from a minimum of 6.5deg.C at 00:40, humidity is 71%, wind 4 to 7mph southerly with a maximum gust of 16mph at 02:06, pressure is 1005.3hPa rising slowly, there's been no rain today and cloud cover is 4/8.

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