Friday, 6 May 2016

Mayflower.



Our May is now out, and time (over here) to cast those clouts.

With temperatures reaching 25C in the afternoons, my shorts and T shirt are order of the day.

Visitors will be subjected to very pale arms and legs for a while, but they'll just have to lump it.




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  1. You're a brave man - no shorts for another week or two for me.

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    1. I've just been looking at the Metéo... maybe I was hasty.

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  2. That is a lovely...and old, by the look of it, Hawthorn.
    Here, it is too hot to dig without casting clouts!!
    BUT...the soil is at last, digable!

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    1. Yes, it must be quite old. Every year I've known the tree it's been home to nesting Ring Doves.

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  3. A great photo! Lovely temps you are getting! Hoping New York will follow next week.

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  4. We should be hotter than you by Sunday. All clouts now cast.

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    1. I think we're in for some light rain.

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  5. There is one school of thought that 'out' (Ne'er cast a clout 'til May is out) means the blossom being 'over and done with', and not 'out' as in full bloom. Your legs may stay white for a little longer.

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    1. I'm sticking with 'full bloom', it suits my shorts drawer.

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  6. When I returned to NZ earlier this year the brown legs of 10 years of New Zealand summers had worn off and, as I arrived midsummer, I received a lot of comments about people needing sunnies when my legs were reflecting the sun. I coped!

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    1. I've given-up being self conscious. When I was younger I worried a lot, but I also tanned faster.

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  7. We're still waiting for May to arrive here. No shorts and t-shirts here yet, unless you're a visitor from Canada.

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    1. We are having a Provençal day here today; warm with a Mistral-type wind. I think it's trying to tell us something.

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  8. Lucky you with sunshine, warm weather and a beautiful tree. It has been raining or cloudy here for two weeks with only short peeks of sunshine. In between the raindrops, I run out to plant. The good thing is that everything is so green and the damp weather is helping the roots to spread.

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    1. All my Cabbage type plants are ROMPING. I turn my back for five minutes, and they've doubled in size. A good harvest in prospect (for us both).

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  9. Soon you'll have a farmer's tan!

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  10. This week's been a rainy one over here, but the sun is going to make a welcome appearance tomorrow...just in time for the weekend. The good side of the rain and chill is that the flowering season has been prolonged.

    Best wishes.

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    1. We're supposed to be having a rainy week next week; we need it, as a warm wind has dried things out far too much.

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