Sunday, 26 February 2017

Change is in the air.



Yesterday two of Bok's chums came to spend a lazy afternoon. His girlfriend Izzy, and her housemate Duke. They just relaxed on the lawn for an hour or so, then went home.


There's a few Daffs around.


Some unknown early mushrooms in the Paddock.


Plenty of Plum blossom.


And a lot of Japonica.

Spring is certainly around the corner.




42 comments:

  1. Those plum blossoms are beautiful! đź’•

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    1. Looks like the sun might have deserted us today, but yesterday was glorious.

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  2. That must mean we are headed to autumn. Dogs look happy. Our Irish Setter was called Duke.

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    1. They just turned-up, sat around together in the sunshine for an hour or two, then went home again. It was almost like a canine birthday party.

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    2. p.s. There's a letter in the post for you.

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  3. So you called it Japonica too. I think flowering quince is coming into flavour here (no pun intended), although I doubt many people would asking for it now. The want green and strappy things.

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    1. In the past I have made 'Jelly' from Japonica fruits, which tasted exactly like Quince Jelly.

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    2. I made jelly, then fruit cheese with the sieved pulp. You can make them 50/50 with apples, the quince taste is still strong.
      Both good with good cheese and I'm assured good with meats also

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    3. Spring has sprung in your garden then Cro ..... brings a big smile to the face. We have some early blossom and bulbs appearing. I love the way the dogs came over and hung around !!!! We had a fox that used to visit our garden, have a bit of a play, lay in the middle of the lawn for about half and hour then go !!!!! XXXX

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    4. Haven't the faintest idea why I put my comment there !!!!! XXXX

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    5. Lovely to read your words wherever they appear! We had Foxes in our very central Brighton road. I don't know exactly where they lived, but it can't have been far away.

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  4. Yesterday was a beautiful bright sunny day here too.
    Bok is a lovely do; good-natured, well behaved, loves children and gets on well with other dogs.
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. Izzy and Duke are Bok's greatest friends. They live about 1 Km away, and visit quite often. We love them both, they're always very well behaved.

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  5. I didn't know that Japonica had fruits you could eat..... will investigate that when the plant fruits.

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    1. They are like mini apples; you don't get them every year.

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  6. They are obviously not the one(s) that only come for the toilet.
    They are outside basking in the sun topping up their Vitamin D.

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    1. The naughty trespasser now goes elsewhere; thank goodness.

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    1. I wish I could say the same for here; gone much colder. Rain on the way.

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    2. I have just been outside and it is disappointingly very cold but at least the sun is still shining.

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  8. That is a wonderful dog's party. 22c here,very sunny and clear day.

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    1. I like to have lots of dogs around, mine or others; I don't mind.

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  9. How lovely that Bok's chums feel able to stop by. Does he ever visit them?

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    1. Not by himself, but I do take him for walks to the farm where they live.

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  10. You are always about 2 months earlier than us up here.

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    1. Not sure about 2 months; 2 weeks maybe!

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  11. I'll celebrate St. David's Day with your daffs!

    We have only snowdrops at the moment.

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    1. A win against the wretched Scots at Murrayfield would have been nice. I shall now have to find something else to celebrate on the 1st.

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  12. I love to see dogs hang out together.I'm sure Bok enjoys the company. You are way ahead of us, Cro, as the snow piles are just now slowly disappearing.

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    1. Yes, it's good to see that dogs have real friendships.

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  13. Per my father, spring is here when our dog starts to get ticks. Going by that, spring came here two weeks before.

    Watching the plum blossoms felt great.

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    1. I think we've taken just one off Bok so far.... horrible things.

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  14. It's nice when dogs visit like that. Ticks are ghastly creatures. Does Bok get a lot of them?

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    1. It's good to see that they have a social life of their own. Bok is treated for Ticks every month, so they are rare. Even so, there's always one or two that get through.

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  15. I love that the dogs arrived for a party. Your plum blossoms and japonica are beautiful. Warm post.

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    1. The blossom is even better today; completely out!

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  16. I thought perhaps spring had finally arrived. There were lots of robins in town ... and this morning we work up to a fresh coat of snow and more falling. Mother Nature, thou art a fickle b....

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    1. Yes, it turned much colder and cloudier again here too.

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  17. looks like you have been enjoying the same sort of weather as we have, it seems half of my blogland friends are snowed in and the other half are sunbathing!

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    1. Sunbathing for one day only; back to dullsville again for a while.

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  18. Lovely weather, Love Bok's friends stoping by for a chat some tea and cookies and a nap in the sun !

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Lovely, aren't they. Duke (the one in the middle) always reminds me of our late Monty; when you give him a biscuit he tries to eat half your hand!

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