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Title: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Clarkey on September 27, 2007, 08:16:25 PM
Autumn has arrived with longer nights and colder mornings, what signs of Autumn have you noticed.

Nick  :) {2007} :)
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: TIBBAR on September 27, 2007, 08:36:51 PM
MY PORCH LIGHT IS TURNED ON SOONER AND STAYS ON LONGER IN THE MORNING. ALSO JUST THE SMELL IN THE AIR IS DIFFERENT :D :D. I LIKE AUTUMN BUT I HATE THE COLD THAT COMES NEXT :'( :'( :'(                        CAROL ;D
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on September 28, 2007, 06:06:46 PM

Driving across the hills at sunrise seeing the mist in the valleys with islands of hill tops with a single farmhouse or church. I love the morning mists and the clear autumn nights! Morning sunlight in autumn is a more orange yellow and it mixes well with the autumn colours as well


Sue  :D
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Berta on September 30, 2007, 12:32:00 AM
The cows have started escaping, the grass is nearly done, and they figur ethat it must be greener somewhere else
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on October 01, 2007, 02:58:09 PM
Require help in sweeping up the leaves each morning


John

 :D
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Berta on October 01, 2007, 07:07:10 PM
The geese are flying south, we have 1000's stopping over to refuel out in our fields
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on October 01, 2007, 07:09:40 PM
and thousands of squirells - eating all the fallen nuts


John

 :D
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: shortyclairebear on October 01, 2007, 07:17:49 PM
its bloomin freezing!!!!
when my alarm goes off at 6.30am in the morning it feels like the middle of the night still and "hull fair" starts here on friday!!!
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Tillson on October 01, 2007, 08:07:16 PM
Nelly's aching!  I think we'll have to move to a warmer climate!

 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: TIBBAR on October 01, 2007, 08:57:29 PM

ELECTRIC BILL RISES ........
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: shortyclairebear on October 01, 2007, 09:53:05 PM
and gas bills too! as i hve my heating on all the time!!

and work gets so busy!!

thats what i get for working for a boiler company!!
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Berta on October 01, 2007, 10:28:38 PM
cutting down trees and filling the log shed, to try and keep the fuel bills down, when it's -40C outside you need some heat indoors

and the forecast is calling for snow on Saturday, we missed the last lot.
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: suehaem on October 01, 2007, 10:56:19 PM
Pulling out the coats and jumpers again  :-[

Sue
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on October 02, 2007, 07:45:00 AM
What about your thermals?????



John

 ;D
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on October 02, 2007, 12:09:45 PM
And we've got an Indian summer!  :P :P :P

Or St Lukes summer as it is sometimes called - here it's called "Altweiber Sommer" (Old Lady's summer) don't ask me why!

Sue  :D
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: subail on October 02, 2007, 01:09:03 PM
The decision as to what to wear....cold in the morning....warm in the afternoon....
Sue :-*
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on October 02, 2007, 01:37:07 PM
We also have a cracking autumn day - brilliant unshine, plus 16c, and the leaves are falling fast.

Must go to the park this pm and feed the ducks.............

John

 :D
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: TIBBAR on October 02, 2007, 01:44:59 PM
AUTUMN IS IN THE AIR HERE BUT THE LEAVES HAVE NOT BEGUN TO TURN YET. DAYS ARE STILL VERY WARM. ALL THE TREES STILL HAVE THEIR LEAVES. I LIKE TO SEE THE DIFFERENT TREE COLORS BUT I KNOW WINTER IS LURKING AND I JUST HATE THE COLD :P :P     NOT SUE ;D
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Berta on October 02, 2007, 03:05:05 PM
Lucky you, our leaves changed a while back, then we had a windy and wet night last week, and all the trees on the north side of the yard are now bald ???
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on October 03, 2007, 10:11:41 AM
We have some wonderful colours and I really am going to enjoy driving home to the mountains to day in SUNLIGHT! The view as I drive over the last big hill seprating my area from the rest of Upper Bavaria is simply amazing, especially in Autumn. John knows the place - the top of the Irscheberg on the A8 John and the panorama of the Inntal Alps opens up in front of you. Amazingly beautiful

Sue  :D
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: subail on October 03, 2007, 01:42:09 PM
This time last year I ws in Baden Baden for a day. We didn't get to see enough of Bavaria. I was impressed with the beauty of the city. Maybe next year when I can walk properly.

Sue  :-*the Canuck
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on October 03, 2007, 01:48:04 PM
Baden Baden is famous for it`s wealthy people and the casino

Slightly foggy is a sign of autumn on it`s way


John

 :D



Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on October 03, 2007, 01:52:57 PM
Baden Baden in in the west of southern Germany Sue I'm in the east! Main city for me is Munich, the capital of Bavaria, although I'm actually closer to Salzburg in Austria.

The view as I came over the Irschenberg was truly breath-taking and the colours were mind blowing.It is a comfortable 24°C here with clear blue skies and sunshine - and I've not got to work for 5 days!

sue  :D in Germany
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: TIBBAR on October 03, 2007, 02:23:12 PM
HAY SUE IN GERMANY
HOW ABOUT SOME PICCIS??? OR MAYBE THE PICTURES WON'T DO THE SCENERY JUSTICE. I LOVED THOSE PICCIS FROM OKTOBERFEST AND IT WAS FUN PUTTING A FACE TO THE NAME. I WILL TRY TO DO THE SAME BY YOUR EMAIL. I JUST HAVE TO HAVE A GOOD PICTURE TAKEN . IT SOUNDS SO BEAUTIFUL. OUR TREES ARE BARLEY JUST TURNING NOW. I LIVE IN THE MOUNTAINS SO WHEN THEY TURN IT IS ALSO VERY PRETTY HERE.  CAROL ;D
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on October 03, 2007, 03:50:01 PM
I'm off to take some now as the sun is shining but it is low so the colour definition and contrasts will be better!

I can't post them here so anyone any ideas how I can get them so you can all see them?

Sue  :D
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Berta on October 03, 2007, 04:40:14 PM
Start and account with photo bucket, then you can upload your images, and paste links here, so you can get a taste of the winter to follow
http://s211.photobucket.com/albums/bb198/rm185western/?action=view&current=IMG_98482.jpg
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on October 03, 2007, 05:48:28 PM
Thanks for that tip Judy

Here are some images I uploaded from the Oktoberfest visit last week

http://s221.photobucket.com/albums/dd128/Kaputt_Knee/?action=view&current=IMG_0463.jpg

I hope this works! enjoy if it does

Sue  :D in Germany
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Berta on October 03, 2007, 07:00:31 PM
Wil hi Sue in Germany, another face to a name, good to see you. Looks like you had a great time, and what a lot of people! One of theses days I'll get round to having a photo of me, but hope you enjoyed the animals anyway.

Denny
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on October 03, 2007, 07:19:33 PM
The UK is condeming the expanding grey squirell population  - a very dangerous situation for the red squirells..........

They are eating us out of house & home.

John

 :D
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: subail on October 03, 2007, 07:45:27 PM
Today is windy, blustery, leaves flying everywhere here in eastern Ontario!

Sue :-* the Canuck

Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on October 03, 2007, 07:54:35 PM
The grey squirrel has been a pest and killing the native red for about a 100 years now John! Typical that the government have only just noticed. There are no known natural colonies of reds left in England, a few isolated outposts in Wales, but the real last bastion is in the Highlands of Scotland. The NTS has been working hard to ensure that the greys are kept out.

Here we have about 5 species, all native and not a single grey. The greys were imported from North America in the late 1890s because they looked more elegant than the reds! And they were more robust - don't we just know that now  >:(  So much for the landed gentry of the Belle Epoque!


Sue  :D in Germany
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: suehaem on October 03, 2007, 08:06:10 PM
You make it sound as if I'm in the sticks Sue your right !!!  ;D There is a wooded area near me thats got red squirrels and is looked after by the society.  Can't say i've seen one yet though. Or I wasn't taking much notice (thats more nearer the mark)  We don't appreciate what we have until its pointed out and I have a great view of the mountains over from Caernarfon right over to the Great Orme, Llandudno.  Won't be long till the snow is on top of the mountains then down hill from then on in.

Never mind soon be Christmas LOL

Sue Wales
 ;D
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: subail on October 03, 2007, 08:08:40 PM
I hate to think of the winter coming...harsh weather and snowdrifts...makes me wish I lived somewhere warmer!

Sue :-* the Canuck
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on October 03, 2007, 08:12:46 PM
I meant the outpost for the reds Sue in Wales! Not people - I think you live in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK - pity I cannot afford to come back  :(

This has become a Sue thread!  :o :o :o :o

Sue in  :D  Germany
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: suehaem on October 03, 2007, 08:18:36 PM
Your right there Sue.  I do appreciate it especially when the weather is nice.  Not long before my benny beanie cap comes out for the colder weather  :(

Anyways all the best people are called Sue LOL

Sue Wales
 ;D
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: subail on October 03, 2007, 08:26:29 PM
This has become a Sue thread!

And that's a problem because...?

We Sues have a lot to say...


Sue :-* the Canuck
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on October 03, 2007, 08:47:30 PM
Rito - we must put an end to the SUE takeover of this thread.............


More pruning today - and more leaves ........ getting ready for bonfire night


John

 :D
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Berta on October 05, 2007, 04:48:08 PM
Our Doberman wont go outside in the morning, he just stands in the doorway and shivers, he can make his teeth chatter really well. We did have a windchill to -5C this morning.

Denny
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on October 05, 2007, 04:59:24 PM
We've got the heating on and the cloud base is somewhere down in the valley. Tomorrow is due to be sunny and warm then next week it is supposed to be dry and sunny but not warm. Typical Autumn weather up and down with a general trend downward. Probably snow by next weekend! But the colours are fabulous - I'll try and get out to take some pictures and load them up to Photobucket.

My Autumn cold has staged a comeback but I'm hoping it is a last gasp (for the cold, not me!)


Sue  :( in Germany

Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: suehaem on October 05, 2007, 08:10:33 PM
Just starting my first cold  :'(. Should be nice tomorrow so will tackle the garden and get it ready for winter  :(  Never mind will soon be summer again.  I like the crisp cold mornings when its still.  Don't like the wind and rain though.

Sue Wales
 ;D
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: subail on October 05, 2007, 08:15:49 PM
Today is 28 degrees Celsius...tomorrow it's going down to 9 degrees Celsius with rain....


(I'm afraid the cold is on the way)

Sue  :-*the Canuck
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: suehaem on October 05, 2007, 08:19:54 PM
That is a drop and a half Sue.  One extreme to another.  I prefer it when it drops slowly and not so drastically poor you.

Sue Wales
 ;D
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: subail on October 05, 2007, 08:22:42 PM
I'll just have to get all my summerwear away and strting pulling on my woolies...

Sue :-* the Canuck
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on October 05, 2007, 08:35:00 PM
Those temperature changes are similar to ours here - one day 28°C in the sun, the next 5°C in the clouds

Typical Autumn for us and hence the wicked outbreaks of flu-like colds!


Sue  :( in Germany
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: subail on October 05, 2007, 08:39:58 PM
I have to stay healthy until after Wednesday next!!!!

Sue :-* the Canuck
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on October 05, 2007, 08:45:37 PM
GOOD LUCK with those temperature changes!

Sue  :( in Germany
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on October 06, 2007, 08:41:17 AM
What a fabulous day we had - not a cloud in sight - glorious autumn sunshine - plus 19c - crazy - even the ducks in the park were lying on their backs sunbathing.....


John

 ;D
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: suehaem on October 06, 2007, 12:29:39 PM
Like summer again today John. Make the most of it cause will change before we know it.

Sue
 ;D
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: subail on October 06, 2007, 01:56:01 PM
Cold and rainy! Got my flannels on today!

Sue :-* the Canuck
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Berta on October 11, 2007, 11:22:57 PM
There are now more leaves on my lawn than on the trees, do we just continue this for first signs of winter?
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: TIBBAR on October 12, 2007, 02:37:53 AM
HAY DENNY     LET SOME OF US GET AUTUMN STARTED FIRST.   HERE WE HAVE HAD RECORD HIGHS TUES AND WED. THIS IS THE FIRST DAY OF ANY KIND OF COOL (JACKET) WEATHER YET. OUR LEAVES ARE JUST STARTING TO TURN. I LOVE SNOW BUT I HATE WINTER. GO FIGURE :-[ :-[ :-[            CAROL ;D  AND STILL NOT SUE
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Berta on October 12, 2007, 03:11:15 AM
OK, Still not Sue, get the spare room ready I'm coming to visit. It's been cold  damp and grey up here for days, I want some sunshine back.

Denny
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on October 12, 2007, 08:13:47 AM
Hi Denny

I've got a spare room and although it is cooler the temperatures are up to 20°C. Glorious sunshine during the day and frost and fog at night!

Wait til you see the photos I took yesterday - then book your ticket!

Sue  :o in Germany
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Berta on October 12, 2007, 07:49:30 PM
Looking for a cheap flight as we speak, it does look beautiful Love those Haflingers, I'll have to try and smuggle one home, they're rare and expensive.

The sun has remembered how to shine again today, so it's a lot better now

Denny
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: TIBBAR on October 12, 2007, 08:31:34 PM
OK DENNY
YOU DON'T WANT TO BE HERE TODAY. IT IS GRAY, WINDY AND 14DEG. (CEL) . I WILL INVITE YOU WHEN IT IS OUR PEAK LEAF SEASON. WHICH SHOULD BE NOW BUT WE HAVE BEEN TOO WARM AND DRY. I LIVE IN A VALLEY WITH MOUNTAINS ALL AROUND. WHEN TH ELEAVES CHANGE IT IS BEAUTIFUL AND PEOPLE COME HER JUST TO ENJOY THE LEAVES.       "NOT SUE YET" ;D
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on October 12, 2007, 08:59:51 PM
Hey Denny

Haflingers are as common as muck here! I have friends in Austria who breed them - prize winning ones and really beautiful ones. And they are such good natured animals as well, not like some breeds of pretty things!

Our weather is stuck in Autumn mode - inversion fog on the ground and clear sunny weather above it. The leaves started turning in August here (Horse Chestnut) and the rest followed in September and early October. I reckon one good windy day and we'll have bare poles here! The forecast is for more of the same but with cooler dry air coming down from Scandinavia and Russia - so sunny stays but the temperatures drop down quite a lot into the almost winter zone as of the weekend!

How are your knees holding out? Is the weather still shi##y and cold?

Sue

Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Berta on October 13, 2007, 03:52:05 AM
You know thate are days at the moment when I think that I shouldn't be on this board, cross fingers and toes, but the knees are doing real well. I'm convincd that the Bakers Cyst burst the week before I saw the OS, and Dastardly has got better and better since.

I can now walk without a limp, and even without pain most of the time, still have trouble standing up, but it's fine once I get there, kneeling is an issue, and both Dastardly and Muttley ache in the evening. If things stay like this, then WOW, I can live with this.

I've a lot of time for the solid sensible type of horse, that's what 90% of riders need! they would be far happier.

Today it felt like fall again, 2C first thing, then all the way up to 14C and sunny this afternoon, just beautiful

Denny
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: TIBBAR on October 13, 2007, 12:52:48 PM
OK SO IT IS AUTUMN HERE NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!FIRST CHILLY NIGHT AND I HAD TO PUT MY LONG SLEAVED NIGHTY ON LAST NIGHT . I REFUSE TO TURN ON THE HEAT JUST YET. GOING OT BE A PRETTY DAY HERE. COLD AND DRY.    CAROL ;D
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: suehaem on October 13, 2007, 03:59:50 PM
Pretty bleak day here today has been drizzling most of the day.  My friends 31yr old horse has caught a chill with the weather changing so much, warm to cold etc.  The vet said she has seen a lot this autumn still pretty mild at the mo but wet  :(

Would love a crisp autumn morning.  Maybe soon.

Sue  ;D Wales
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on October 19, 2007, 05:13:24 PM
Oh, what a gorgeous autumn day - the flying geese going southwards over our flat, searching their winter nestings spots



John

 :D
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on October 19, 2007, 07:44:06 PM
Autumn portem!

Here it's bloody winter - snow and sleet today and temperatures in single figures during the day and into minus tonight. Saturday the clocks go back and it's almost winter.

Sue  :o in Germany
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on October 23, 2007, 07:23:54 PM
Another beautiful day in Manchester - only 12c , but glorious sunshine - planted Crocus bulbs today

John

 :D
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: subail on October 27, 2007, 03:35:44 PM
It is classic fall here...yesterday was glorious sunshine and about 12 C...

Today....cold pouring rain....

Sue :-* the Canuck
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on October 27, 2007, 05:17:37 PM
And another glorious day,  went up to 14c - planted winter Pansies.

John

 :D
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on October 27, 2007, 05:35:59 PM
Ours is well into the end of the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness! Grey on white (snow or what's left of it!) Drizzle and fog for today and tomorrow!  :-[

Sue  :o in Germany
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Berta on October 27, 2007, 05:36:42 PM
Well it feels more like winter here now, had our first snow fall yesterday evening, just enough to get a dusting of snow, then the temp dropped to -9C overnight, with the windchill taking it down to feel like -15C. Curently it's 10.40 am, actual temp -2C, feels like -6C

BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRrr

Denny ;D ;D
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: mineemowse on October 27, 2007, 06:56:20 PM
Beautiful day in Chicagoland area - 50 + degrees. The trees are finally turning colors - they are late this year. An Halloween is this week....
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on October 29, 2007, 11:36:24 AM
The stores are full of Pumpkins - are you ready for the fun and games

Trick or Trat.  We dont get them as we live in a flat.

John

 :D
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on October 29, 2007, 11:43:54 AM
We've had a bumper pumpkin harvest this year and it is still pumpkin season here - for eating! I never knew there were so many ways of cooking pumpkin. When combined with the other food season, wild mushrooms, it is a bonanza time for vegetarians!

The trick or treat (threat or money as it is so often interpretted wrongly this side of the Pond) has not really caught on in Germany - they prefer to eat the pumpkin and then visit the "dead" on All Saints Day. All the graves in the cemetary are being fixed up for winter with winter plants and the stones cleaned. On All Souls Day they will all be blessed and have new candles lit in their little shelters! We have a holiday on 1st November just to remember this time.

Sue  :o in Germany
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Clarkey on October 29, 2007, 08:12:33 PM
I finshed digging over my allotment ready for sowing seeds in Spring just have to keep on top of the weeds during the Winter Months. It was a fantastic day in the Midlands today sun all day with highs of 15oc but now dark early since clocks been put back one hour on Sunday morning.

Nick :) {2007} :)
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Berta on October 30, 2007, 12:09:25 AM
You actually see weeds during the winter months?????????? You should move out here, in a week or 3 we will have snow cover until March/April time, no weed problems then.

Denny ;D ;D
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: sil on October 30, 2007, 12:23:43 AM
Halloween is in the air.  Also my cat has finally stopped shedding. :D
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on October 30, 2007, 07:21:02 AM
Pumkins everywhere !!!!



John

 :D
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: subail on November 03, 2007, 02:49:44 AM
A beautiful, sunshine day here...leaves all over the lawn and crazy squirrels in frenetic activity....

Sue :-* the Canuck
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on November 03, 2007, 05:15:57 AM
My goodness - what a beautiful day   plus  16c     


John


Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: sil on November 03, 2007, 05:37:07 AM
Spiders coming into the house to get out of the cold.   :o

Rosa
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on November 03, 2007, 07:30:08 AM
Still mornings with the chimney smoke rising lazily upwards through the mist. Bright sunshine above the sea of clouds in the valley. Snow like icing on the higher mountain slopes!

Sue  :o in Germany
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on November 03, 2007, 08:57:13 AM
Hi Sue

Can we see a few more photo`s then please ????


John
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: TIBBAR on November 03, 2007, 10:09:46 PM
IT'S AUTUMN WHEN I START TO USE MY DOWN COMFORTER!!!! LIKE LAST NIGHT :P :P             CAROL ;D
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on November 03, 2007, 11:14:46 PM
Hi Caarol


How about a hot water bottle????


John
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: subail on November 04, 2007, 12:36:02 AM
Hundreds of ladybugs covering the windows...

Sue  :-*the Canuck
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Berta on November 04, 2007, 03:15:38 AM
I had to put on padded over trousers to ride the quad out to check the cows today, it's COLD

Denny
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on November 04, 2007, 07:41:40 AM
Well the temperatures have gone up but, the rain has come  :( I want the cold and the snow back it's nicer!

Sue  :o in Germany
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on November 04, 2007, 11:18:03 AM
Sunday - what a beatiful sunny day - but only 4c  --- the leaves on the trees - they are super - beats New England.


John
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Clarkey on November 04, 2007, 02:42:40 PM
Lots of fireworks last night which caused a misty morning from all the smoke in the air, in the West Midlands today its cool and cloudy and only 9oc.

Thursday was 17oc with clear blue skies and Friday similar but since Saturday its gone a lot cooler.

We mow greens once or twice a day 7 days a week during spring and summer, but now just mow greens twice a week as the grass growth rate has slowed down.

Nick :) {2007} :)
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on November 04, 2007, 02:58:14 PM
Hey Clarkey,

5 more posts and you're a SuperKneeGeek!

I take it from your comments that you are a green keeper. Is it a pain raking up all the leaves from the Greens and Fairways? What do you do outside in winter to maintain the courses?

Sue  :o in Germany
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Clarkey on November 04, 2007, 03:36:13 PM
Hi Sue,

During the winter months we do a variety of jobs that the Greens Comittee asked us to do, so far we laid whats called a herringbone drainage system on one of the greens that is mainly clay based with only about 2 inches of top soil rest is clay. The drain is laid out in the shape of a fish bone, main drain line with 45oc lateral drains on either side of main drainage, wont go into to much technical details as it a bit boring.

http://www.iog.org/technical/drainage/drainage-basicpipedrainage.asp

I helped the Head Greenkeeper remove 26 trees on monday all silver birch even though he knows I have a injured knee that still swollen, was over 2 weeks when I fell on pavement and take anti inflammatory pills everyday  ice pack on knee evey evening. Spent the whole of tuesday lifting logs onto trailer which is hard work as some logs weigh a lot.

Leaves are now coming down and are collected with a big hopper on the back of the tractor that sucks up leaves into large container, we still use a leaf blower on tees and greens as the tractor too big and will damage the grass as its to tight to turn  and compaction of the soil leads to poor drainage and more wear and tear on the grass sward.

Turfed a winter tee and filled in a bunker to make it smaller and put what we call rootzone in bunker half soil and sand, turfed it only this week.

We will start installing a herringbone system on another clay based green maybe sometime next week.

Trees pruning and felling and drains is what we be doing this winter mainly which is harder work then spring and summer when we sitting down a lot mowing all areas of the golf course.

Nick :) {2007} :)


Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Berta on November 04, 2007, 04:32:58 PM
WOW that sounds like a lot of work, just for a round of golf!!!!!!!

Today is grey and overcast, with the odd little snow flurry, actual temp 0C, feels like -4C. Looks like the coming week will be the last week of fall type weather. Have just checked the 14 day forecast, and they are calling for the daytime highs to fall below 0C next weekend, and it drops away through the following week to a daytime high of -10C. Also calling for snow that week.

I guess we best use the next few days to finish any outside work and make sure that anything that we want before spring is undre cover. The only thing that I know that will get lost is the dogs toys, they always have a collection in the garden, and they get played with right up until the firts big snow fall, then they get buried until spring.

Denny
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on November 05, 2007, 01:59:16 PM
No sooner had the caretaker blown all the leaves away this morning, the clouds came over and we had a load of drizz;e.

However, the sun is now shining and the children, and some parents getting ready for bonfire night - expect a load of fireworks going off tonight.

John
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: sil on November 07, 2007, 12:56:26 AM
5:00 and it's starting to get dark out already. 
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on November 08, 2007, 06:27:34 AM
We had a super gale last night - gave the trees a good shaking, and the leaves are flying through the air.....

John

Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Clarkey on November 08, 2007, 07:32:47 PM
The leaves are finally shedding thiers leaves on the Golf course and have the big task of collecting leaves using a leaf blower on tees and greens and a big hopper on back of tractor thats sweeps up the leaves in the remaining areas.

Its gone a lot colder as there a cold wind coming from the north so will start wearing my coat.

Nick :) {2007} :)
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on November 09, 2007, 01:35:09 PM
Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!  it`s gone down to pus 3c this morning  a bright sunny day in Manchester



John
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: sil on November 10, 2007, 12:49:45 AM
My cat doesn't want to stay out all night anymore.

Rosa
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: subail on November 10, 2007, 03:10:14 AM
15 C today...I dread the white stuff coming....!

Sue :-* the Canuck
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on November 10, 2007, 08:49:10 AM
A howling gale is dumping loads of leaves on the ground.


John
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on November 10, 2007, 07:12:20 PM
And we have a howling gale dumping tons of snow on the ground! We are supposed to get 50cms tonight and a total of over a metre (that's 3 feet plus on old money  ;D ) before Monday!

Autumn is definitely over here and I wore my heavy duty snow boots and thermal underwear for the first time when I went out today and it was still Brass Monkey weather  :o Wind Chill was wicked, like a knife through butter.

Sue  :o in Germany

Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on November 11, 2007, 09:33:05 AM
A warm autumn Sunday morning, bright, an excellent day for the Rememberance Sunday parades.


John
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Leentje on November 11, 2007, 10:07:28 AM
Wind, rain, rain, wind, more rain, wind, wind, rain, rain, and COLD!!!!! I like the wonderfull views of autumn but the weather in itself?? Nah... It 11 AM and 12°C on my terrace but feels like 5°C!!

Glad I have to work  ;D

Helena
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: TIBBAR on November 11, 2007, 09:27:48 PM
Sure sign of autumn is when I start to wear a coat. I don't like coats just something else I have to keep up with :( :( :(
Ya all are in for a treat because i don't like winter and that gives me something else to maon about ;) ;) ;)          CARO.
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on November 11, 2007, 09:45:15 PM
I thought you liked snow Carol?

Sue  :o in Germany
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: TIBBAR on November 11, 2007, 09:57:58 PM
I LOVE the snow i just don't like what comes with it. Coats, hats gloves ,scarves, all bulky equipment. I like the freedom of the summer dress. I LOVE snow and all that you can do with it on the ground. Unfortuntally I can't do any of those things and maybe never. I gave up ice skating long ago. Maybe all the rest now :'( :'(    Life does go on tho :P :P       CARO.
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on November 11, 2007, 10:10:10 PM
I'm aiming to go skiing again sometime this month and I will go snowshoeing for sure this year. I have accepted that the skiing I used to do is a thing of the past but I will try to remain as elegent as I can until the knees are replaced. I do a lot of skinny skiing (cross country) as it is good for the leg strength as well as a good cardio workout. I don't do hard trails and I stay on the flat using a traditional style. I wear a brace on the knee to protect it during twisting falls and will now have one on each knee - should be fun but I won't be able to ski with the knees tight together - thank God that's gone out of fashion! It will look very modern and dynamic but I'll know it's just because I can't get the knees together because of the braces  ;D ;D ;D

We are having really horrible storm winds with gusts of over 160kph (that's 100mph in old money!). It made driving into town today "interesting" as well as costly as it was a head wind the whole way! comsumption through the roof and fuel prices too!  >:(

Sue  :o in Germany
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: sil on November 12, 2007, 06:01:22 AM
Getting very windy outside.

Rosa   :o
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on November 12, 2007, 02:10:15 PM
Was minus 4c at 0600 hours, but this afternoon, glorious sunshine, plus 10c, just good walking weather - however the ducks in the park are complaining



John
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on November 14, 2007, 10:46:33 AM
There is currently so much snow falling out of the sky in such large "bits" that it looks like the angels have not only had a pillow fight, they've torn open the mattresses as well!

I just hope I can get home tonight without having to put the chains on my car to get up the mountain roads!

Sue  :o in Germany
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Clarkey on November 14, 2007, 04:08:02 PM
Will be -4oC in Birmingham tonight 1st proper frost and hope it helps bring down the oak tree leaves thats not shed its leaves yet. Most other tree species have shed thier leaves now but for some reason the oak trees around the Golf Course I work at have green leaves still on and only a few leaves have fallen off. Cool tommorrow only 6oc then temperatures will rise again.

Nick :) {2007} :)

Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on November 14, 2007, 06:47:36 PM
Well I made it Clarkey but it was a struggle! - Fortunately I managed to tuck in behind the snow plough on the steepest part of the climb! but I lost traction, despite snow chains on another stretch for a few minutes. As I forgot to put my snow boots, shovel and blanket into the Winter Box in the boot, I would have been in trouble as I only had my office shoes on!

It's not too cold here - about 1°C but it is due to drop to -10°C over the next couple of days (that's without wind chill). The good news for us is that it usually stops snowing when it gets really cold as the atmosphere is too dry for precipitation. I'll be wrapping my roses in their winter coats tomorrow morning as the deep continuous frosts really kill them off.

Sue  8) in snowy Bavaria, Germany
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on November 17, 2007, 07:44:11 PM
I have got two lots of winter Jasmin out with brilliant yellow flowers on them


John
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Clarkey on November 18, 2007, 02:42:06 PM
Its cooler in the Midlands today rain/sleet showers all day was windy last night, 2oc day temp might get snow cover in the night but will be gone by the morning. Winter is on its way best stay indoors on a wet day by a log fire.

Nick :) {2007} :)
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on November 18, 2007, 10:04:45 PM
It'll do your knee good to stay indoors and in the warm Nick ;) Lying on the couch with the ice pack on leg and knee above the level of your heart - you know the routine by now  ;D.

Me - I'm now going out more because it is winter and I can slide around on my skinny skis as a prelude to attempting to return to downhill - whoops!

Sue  :o in Germany
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: subail on November 19, 2007, 07:02:36 PM
I am dreading the snow and ice since I am not quite mobile yet! The air feels like snow today....they're predicting snow this week...

Sue :-* the Canuck
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Berta on November 20, 2007, 03:24:16 AM
It's -5C here feels like -11C, but no real snow yet, there's something well wrong bfore England has had more snow than we have. John says that the ski resorts have made the magic metre of snow today.

DEnny
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on November 20, 2007, 09:51:05 AM
Welcome back Denny - I'll PM you later today and maybe we'll chat this evening!

Tell John that it's EUROPE with all the snow - most of the Austrian resorts opened last weekend a full month to six weeks earlier than planned. I think england go a couple of flakes and ground to a halt as usual - wrong type of snow or too many leaves on the tracks type chaos  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I've been out 4 days on on my cross country skis without my braces so I'm feeling pretty upbeat about things at the moment. Using the 3km trail not far from my flat as a training circuit. It's very flat (just a couple of small short slopes to slide down and climb up) - I've falled a couple of times with no sad side effects apart from a bruised pride  :D

Here it's gone very foggy and we are waiting to see if we are to get more snow or a deluge of rain sent with love and kisses from the UK  >:(

Sue  :o in Germany
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: sil on November 20, 2007, 02:40:11 PM
Starbucks starts serving their pumpkin spice lattes.

Rose
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: subail on November 22, 2007, 04:01:54 AM
Snow and freezing rain were the order of the day...and I was very reluctant to go out to my doctor's appointment today. However, we had a great chat and we're supposed to get 25 centimetres tomorrow so I am staying put!

Yeeeech! I HATE snow, ice and cold weather!!!

Driving south in late January can't come soon enough!!

Sue :-* the Canuck
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Berta on November 22, 2007, 04:17:28 PM
Winter is here, the world is white, snow is gently falling, it's -6C windchill puts it down to -11C, tonight we are forecast to get down to -20C.

Denny

Sue (Canuck) are you in the Winter Storm watch area?
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Clarkey on November 22, 2007, 07:22:51 PM
As I predicted Birmingham had a covering of snow on Monday Morning only a light dusting but Golf Course was closed all day but snow was gone by Lunch time. The Course was still shut as the soil was waterlogged, saturated.
 
Will have another cold spell at the weekend night frost and read in the Newspaper that UK will have the heavy snowfall a week before Christmas that not been seen for many decades. Will have artic condition that a weather boffin predicted but might be all wrong as they usually are.

Nick  :) {2007} :)
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Clarkey on November 26, 2007, 06:36:16 PM
The weather barmy this year most of the Oak trees on the golf course still have most of their leaves on. I think its down to the wet Summer we had and trees have more moisture so leaves take longer to shed and not had too many hard frosts to help them to fall.

Saw a Robin today at work while working on a drain was very tame came right up to us was looking for worms in the soil we just dug over.

Nick :) {2007} :)
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Berta on November 26, 2007, 07:43:12 PM
Well that's autumn over, I'm now officially calling for winter here.

It's snowed all morning, pretty white fluffy stuff, around a couple of inches in the yard.

The temperature has fallen during the day, and is due to fall further, the sky is blue, the sun is now shining, and the temperature is


-20 C.......................feels like -33C

for you guys in 'old money'

-4 F ........................feels like -27.4 F

When you think that your freezer runs at -18C, you can tell it's just a touch chilly today!

Denny
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on November 26, 2007, 10:11:03 PM
OK Deny that is colder than us now! We've got -13 tonight with wind chill down to - 18 but that will be in the wee small hours - it's snowed this evening and as the temperatures rise again as daylight comes it will start again. Going to make driving to work fun!

Definitley now a WINTER THREAD needed!

Sue  :o in Germany
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Berta on November 26, 2007, 10:30:30 PM
Now 4.17pm sun still shining, temp now -36C, the boys were going to go haul some bales of straw in, but the diesel has gone kind of solid in the tank, went to thaw something out using the hand held butane torch, but the gas is freezing not burning.

Just a normal winter day in Saskatchewan.

We have also see sun dogs this afternoon........................big snow on the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Denny
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on December 02, 2007, 07:03:35 PM
The Sunday papers stated that we have had the driest autumn in years - if so, can you explain why  all last night and all day today, we have had a continual tip down -   we have rivers outside.


John
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on December 02, 2007, 09:02:18 PM
They can say that John because the 1st December is the metrological beginning of winter - so Autumn is finished and they can churn out the statistics!

Sue  :o in Germany
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: subail on December 03, 2007, 03:46:44 AM
Well, it looks as though our Dec. 3 will be very snowy, blustery and messy. They're forecasting up to 50 centimetres for us. I have a PT app't I don't think I'm going to make!

Sue :-* the Canuck
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Berta on December 03, 2007, 03:54:33 AM
Hi Sue (Canuck) what sort of snow do you get out East there? We haven't had much yet, just been so COLD, only forecasting 4 - 10 cm for us tomorrow, but will be dry fine powder, do you get wet heavy stuff over there?

Denny
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: subail on December 04, 2007, 01:47:48 AM
It depends on where it's coming from....today it was a Colorado low that produced the light fluffy stuff that will blow around and wreak havoc all day tomorrow with the drifting....we had over 35 centimetres today....

Sue the Canuck
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Clarkey on December 05, 2007, 04:42:14 PM
Think this will be my last posting on this section as Autumn is more and less over and the oak tree leaves are finally sheding thier leaves which is a pain as there more leaf collecting on the Golf Course. It was 10oc today and a little wet but will have lots of rain Thusday no sign of it becoming cooler just yet in the UK.

Nick :) {2007} :)
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: subail on December 06, 2007, 01:00:03 AM
So will we start a winter thread?

Sue  :-*the Canuck
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on December 09, 2007, 09:49:11 AM
Good idea - let`s start a WINTER THREAD


John
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Berta on December 09, 2007, 07:52:18 PM
Goodbye Autumn, Short live winter!!!!!!!!!

Denny
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Clarkey on September 02, 2008, 04:36:14 PM
Thought I would get this posting up and running again its September and kids are back at School which means autumn had arrived.

I get up for work at 5:15am and its now pitch dark when I wake up and starts to get light about 5:45am.
Its also gets dark at around 8pm, use to be after 10pm in the mid summer.

I had to wear my coat on the mower today, as it was too chilly wothout one.

The elderberries are almost ready and can already eat black currants.

Nick :) {2008} :)
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on September 02, 2008, 05:06:08 PM
Hi Nick

With all the rain, you must have very large potato`s on your allotment -   

It`s non stop rain and showers - where is the sun?????


John


Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: dileigh on September 03, 2008, 12:36:42 AM
At my house.  Lately it takes a tropical storm to get us any rain.  And we still have summer temps.

Other than school starting, not much autumn here yet.

Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: subail on September 03, 2008, 04:50:51 PM
We have the hottest day of the summer going today....with humidity, 37* C.....

I am hoping that the temperatures in Provence in a couple of weeks will be pleasant....I can't wait to see those azure waters!!!
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on September 03, 2008, 05:18:48 PM
Azure waters !!!!!   we look upwards - I did not know that the sky could hold so much water - it`s gushing down....




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Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on September 03, 2008, 07:26:25 PM
While the sun is shining and gentle breezes hold the temperatures to a comfortable 27°C here  ;D

So far it has been a wonderful start to Autumn here!
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: subail on September 04, 2008, 01:40:46 PM
It's been beautiful here too...a little cloudy this morning but still warm......
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on September 04, 2008, 05:09:58 PM
We have the big Autumn festivals starting now - so it's Herbstfest in Rosenheim this week and next then Oktoberfest in Munich starting 20th September and running until the 7th October. That's how we know that Autumn (Herbst in German) has started.

Weatherwise it is starting to get cooler in the evenings and it's dark by 8.00pm we have the evening and morning mists as well. Another sign for us that summer is over is the major roadworks starting up again now the main summer holiday travel season is coming to an end!

Today was a glorious 27°C and sunshine all the way - sorry John, Ange and Nick to rub it in (http://scosoft.com/h/x/1e1e5040.gif)

Sue (http://scosoft.com/h/n/420f504f.gif)
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on September 04, 2008, 05:30:50 PM
We got well and truly drowned today !!!!!


Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Clarkey on September 04, 2008, 06:04:26 PM
The UK was hoping for an indian summer after such a dredfull summer but so far this month had rain every day and friday is going to be a washout with constant heavy rain most of the day.

I have to now mow wearing a coat as there a chill in the air with a cooler wind chill and there a mist on the golf course 1st thing in the morning.

Seems to be a lot of blackberries to pick this autumn which my mum likes to pick every year. She likes to eat them plain or makes jam.

Nick :) {2008} :)

Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: subail on September 04, 2008, 07:09:35 PM
We get roadwork here all summer...tourists or not....and the push will be on to get as much done as possilbe before the you-know-what flies!! ;D
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on September 04, 2008, 09:09:14 PM
Yep same with us Sue - "let's tear everything up and renew it in time for the frosts and snow to destroy it all over again!" Spring and Autumn are our big roadworks seasons. They are beginning a major restructuring of my link to Munich so I will have to find another route to by-pass the big traffic jams it is going to cause.

Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: wild on September 04, 2008, 09:45:24 PM
a wet start to the morning and a glorious sunny afternoon.. here where i live  8)
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on September 05, 2008, 07:35:08 AM
Aye you're up North even further than John aren't you Wild? Out on't Fells somewhere or in the fertile flatlands near Morcombe?

The average rainfall for Seathwaite in Borrowdale is 3552mm (that's 140 inches in old money!) of rain per annum so you must be fairly close to that. It was glorious there the last time I was walking in the Lakes by the way.

We're getting the rain at night, misty mornings and glorious day times currently. As I live in the roof - 1st floor but in the roof, I have Velux windows in my bedroom - very nice looking but very noisy when it's raining  ::)

Off to Austria to shop and fill up today - diesel is 10cents a litre cheaper and petrol is often 20 - 25 cents a litre cheaper. Le's hope the weather stays nice.


Sue
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on September 05, 2008, 12:23:16 PM
Oh!! where is the sun - it`s pouring and we expect to received more that 2 inches of the stuff today......


Miserable and wet
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on September 05, 2008, 03:18:07 PM
Saw the first Rowan berries on the mountain ash trees today - it's officially Autumn here in the mountains!

25°C in the shade here John and lovely sunshine - whoops sorry for all you web-footed Brits   (http://scosoft.com/h/l/17757318.gif)
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on September 05, 2008, 05:16:39 PM
Does anybody have that so called "sinking feeling????"


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Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: wild on September 05, 2008, 09:52:16 PM
today rain rain and more rain :(

Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: dileigh on September 05, 2008, 11:36:11 PM
We may get a little bit out of Tropical Storm Hannah, but not expecting much.

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Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: subail on September 06, 2008, 01:50:45 AM
The next few days here are going to be cloudy with average temps for the season...we may get a thundershower or two since we had a humidex of 38*C here today...
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on September 06, 2008, 07:40:41 AM
We had the first real big Föhn storm here yesterday - the temperature rose outside from around 17°C at 10:00pm to 25°C at 2:00am with the wind reaching gusts of 80 kph down here in the village, so on the mountain tops it must have topped out at over 120kph! The Föhn is the Alpine version of the Chinook wind and a clear sign of Spring and Autumn!

Today it is a lovely quiet, still morning with no wind no clouds and bright sunshine and it's already 25°C outside! I love these mornings!  :D
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on September 06, 2008, 08:51:15 AM
The radio is screaming away - FLOODS - FLOODS - water up to windscreen height - roads closed - the best advice - is to stop at home......

And it continues to pur down......


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Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: dileigh on September 06, 2008, 05:32:03 PM

and still no rain for us........
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on September 06, 2008, 06:00:21 PM
Where exactly are you Diana on the West Coast?

The church bells are ringing now calling the faithful to Saturday evening mass - the German speakers in the mountains call Saturday Sunday evening sometimes (Sonnenabend), so it enables them to keep Sunday clear for day trips or chilling without having to go to church. It means they have fulfilled their obligation to go to Mass on Sunday!

Still very very warm and still but it could all change tomorrow as we have some rain forecast and a 10°C (50°F) drop in temperature. but it will pick up again starting Monday!


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Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: dileigh on September 06, 2008, 08:08:20 PM
That depends on how you define West Coast  ;D

I live in Charlotte, Norh Carolina, which for here is on the East Coast.  Rain/snow has to come just a specific way almost or it doesn't get here.  Anything coming from the west breaks up over the mountains and anything from the east usually dies before it gets here.   If it doesn't come up from the Gulf of Mexico, we generally don't get anything.   It's been bad the last few years and we are in level 4 drought conditions.  I watch the leaves change color more from trees dying than from the fall.

Where my house is gets even less rain than the rest of the city - go figure.  :P  I wish John could channel some of that rain here.
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on September 06, 2008, 08:25:04 PM
I have no idea why I thought you were on the West Coast Diana! Whoops a wee bit of course or what  ;D ;D

Do you get any of the fallout from these hurricanes? I have read about some islands along the Carolina coast which are very vulnerable.

I know what you mean about the changing colours due to drought - I realised today that our trees have not changed colour much as we have had quite a bit more rain than other years. Fortunately it has mostly fallen at night!


I'm betting that the price of oil will now take a hike as the Gulf is about to get a lashing. Funny how it didn't budge, or even dropped when Russia was posturing over Georgia. Weird set up - it will give the oil companies the boost they need to push to drill in Alaska too  :(

We have a really warm humid evening tonight which is not good news for tomorrow, but it certainly will not dump on us the way it has poured in the UK in the last month.

Sue
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: dileigh on September 06, 2008, 11:37:48 PM
We did get some rain from one of the tropical storms, but we're too far inland for much else.  They were playing up the one that's going up the coast right now, but nada for us.
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on September 07, 2008, 08:10:58 AM
swimming lessons required !!!!



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Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on September 07, 2008, 08:41:50 AM
We've got what the Scots call soft rain today - a mixture of mist and drizzle, nothing too depressing. It is, therefore, an amazingly quiet morning, with only the bird song and cow bells breaking the silence.

If any of you want to see what the UK is drowning under currently here's a couple of interesting links for satellite pictures:

http://www.sat24.com/frame.php?html=homepage

http://www.meteox.com/h.aspx?r=&jaar=-3&soort=loop1uur

Rather them than us - quiet day today I see John but the next front is lining up out in the Atlantic  :(


Sue
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: subail on September 07, 2008, 07:59:42 PM
It's freezing cold here today and very wet.....
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on September 08, 2008, 11:03:12 AM
Camera out quick - the sun is peeping through the clouds - BUT the tail end of hurricane Hanna is due to hit the UK on Thursday - batten down the hatches again.......



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Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on September 08, 2008, 12:05:59 PM
If you click on the links I gave you John you can watch t approach  ;D
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on September 08, 2008, 12:34:40 PM
I have the links which you mentioned - it`s all red and blue -

My camera lens has already caught a few rain drops !!!!!



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Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: wild on September 08, 2008, 03:24:38 PM
sun is shinning where i live today....
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on September 08, 2008, 04:25:52 PM
In fact the day has not been too bad - a little warm sunshine - but the forecast is ""oribble""



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Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: dileigh on September 08, 2008, 10:25:28 PM
We hopefully are getting some rain in the middle of this week and cooler temps on those days, but then it's right back up again  8)  Somewhere near 30C. 
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on September 09, 2008, 09:42:11 AM
The TV/Radio and newspapers are informing us today, that we have reached an all time record rainfall for September -  and what do you know - it`s still pouring down - where does it all come from ????


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Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: subail on September 09, 2008, 03:19:34 PM
Our month of June was like that, John!! We only had 10 days the whole month without rain!

Today......MORE RAIN! And it's very cold...
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on September 09, 2008, 04:45:01 PM
MORE rain - but - it`s 18c ........


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Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: ziggy on September 09, 2008, 05:03:52 PM
being in the Southern Hemisphere we are headed into Spring but by the rain, hail and thunder you would hardly believe it
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on September 09, 2008, 05:21:55 PM
And we have glorious sunshine and absolute wind still! Temperatures were a pleasant 24°C here today
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on September 09, 2008, 06:27:39 PM
H E L P


The Gulf Stream has lost it`s way !!!!!



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Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: subail on September 11, 2008, 07:21:21 PM
It's beautiful here today...fair temps and lots of sunshine!
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on September 11, 2008, 08:13:40 PM
We had a beautiful day but a convergence zone between two pressure zones have met over us and now we have a wild electrical and rainstorm.

Tomorrow should be cooler and the weekend looks iffy, but then next week it starts to get nice again.


Sue in Germany
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: dileigh on September 12, 2008, 12:24:52 AM
Well, we've had two slighty rainy cooler days, but it's back to summer tomorrow!
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: subail on September 12, 2008, 02:58:50 PM
Rain all day today...

Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on September 12, 2008, 03:14:05 PM
We have a dry day for a change - cloudy, warm, but overcast -




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Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: wild on September 12, 2008, 08:29:21 PM
warm and sunny here today where i live
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on September 13, 2008, 11:34:56 AM
Sunny - warm - plus 20c   - will it keep like this?





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Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: subail on September 13, 2008, 11:42:42 AM
Very foggy today...hoping it won't rain for the wedding!
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on September 13, 2008, 12:07:27 PM
The season of "mists and mellow fruitfulness" is well and truly established here - grey in grey and very quiet in the mist. Cool at 11°C as well. We are expecting our first frosts this coming week - forecast is down to -1°C in the wee small hours of Monday/Tuesday

Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: wild on September 13, 2008, 05:27:02 PM
misty this morning , now lovely sunshine  8)
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: dileigh on September 13, 2008, 08:06:54 PM
still hot, hoping for a cool down later next week........
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on September 14, 2008, 06:28:11 PM
A beautiful dry & sunny day in Manchester - spent several hours in the garden - pruning - spliting up the plants and getting ready to plant spring flowering bulbs in two weeks time.


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Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: wild on September 14, 2008, 11:16:37 PM
nice and sunny here to  8)
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on September 15, 2008, 12:27:56 PM
I don`t believe it - the sun is shining for the third consecutive day......



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Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Clarkey on September 15, 2008, 04:44:38 PM
Been a bit overcast in Birmingham today but been warm and dry for a change. I was listening to my local radio station at 6am this morning and the DJ said the sun rises at 6:35am but will get even lator in the next few weeks.

The silver birch trees on the golf course leaves are turning golden brown already so know autumn is just around the corner and wont be long when we leaf collecting and blowing on the greens.

Nick :) {2008} :)
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: subail on September 15, 2008, 04:46:32 PM
Yesterday we had torrential rain and a humidex of 36*C! Today we have clouds and rain and 11*C!

Crazy weather!
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: wild on September 15, 2008, 09:15:43 PM
dry morning then Drizzle all afternoon
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on September 16, 2008, 08:41:03 AM
Entering the 3rd day of grey and rain with snow above 1600m.

Should start to pick up again as of Thursday
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on September 16, 2008, 09:30:03 AM
Same in Manchester - but the sun is on the way - when?



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Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: UK Girl ! on September 16, 2008, 11:11:49 AM
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Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: dileigh on September 16, 2008, 11:39:40 PM

Actually have rain for a change today,  remnants of Ike combined with a cold front.  It's 20 degrees cooler today than it has been.   Won't hold though.

BTW, did see some color change on a couple trees on the way to work this morning.  8)
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on September 17, 2008, 09:07:04 AM
Another fine, warm day is on the horizon



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Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on September 18, 2008, 06:53:02 PM
What a glorious sunny day - went to St Annes, sat on the promenade with all the pensionaires (including ourselves) and got sunburnt.

We had  fish and chips in an open air garden.


Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: wild on September 18, 2008, 07:09:26 PM
another lovely sunny day today  8) 

Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on September 18, 2008, 09:53:07 PM
We had sun as well but boy was it cold when you are in the shade - tomorrow it is visit to the Großglockner - so up to 2600m by car and temps down to 3°C at midday! Snow is still on the peaks at 1600m but disappearing as it warms up.

Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: subail on September 18, 2008, 10:59:35 PM
A beautiful almost fall day with temps in the teens*C
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Clarkey on September 27, 2008, 02:42:08 PM
After a damp summer we finally get to see blue skies and the sun after we got drenched a few weeks back. Its warm as well today its 19oc in Birmingham, the mornings have been damp and foggy and a little chilly with temperatures into the single figures during the night. We call it a Indian Summer and would try and make the most of it while its here as it will soon be back to showers and cooler temperatures with night frost coming soon.

Nick :) {2008} :)
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on September 27, 2008, 04:53:10 PM
Have just returned from a two hour nod in the park in glorious autumn sunshine - even the ducks have been busy during the spell of warm weather - saw some "new" ducklings ...

Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Clarkey on October 01, 2008, 03:14:32 PM
Its October and I think we seen the last of the warm weather in the UK. The temperature's this week have been cooler around 12oc to 14oc with a northly wind blowing and the nights are a lot cooler now and wont be long till we get the 1st night frost.

The nights are drawing in fast and the trees are know changing colours with leaves now starting to fall.

Nick :) {2008} :)
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on October 03, 2008, 08:12:56 PM
Cold, sunny, dry and spent a couple of hours planting more spring bulbs.....
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on October 03, 2008, 08:16:31 PM
It was cold wet and drizzling all day today - must be a bank holiday -  :o :o Oh yes it is - Unification Day (Tag der Deutsche Einheit)


It snowed today on the mountain and it is forecast to snow at my village level tomorrow - I've just turned up my heating and drawn the blinds


Sue
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: dileigh on October 04, 2008, 12:06:56 AM

Snow falling is a big event around here.  It's pretty to watch though........

Everyone is starting to put up their Halloween decorations.
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on October 04, 2008, 09:29:00 AM
Same here Diana - but it is not so widespread in the actual celebrations as the next day is a Church holiday - All Saints Day and the day after is All Souls Day. Everyone goes to the cemeteries and makes sure that the family graves are tidy and planted with winter flowers. It is a day here in the catholic parts of the Alps where they think about their dead relatives - even leaving food out on the table on the night of All Souls and making sure the room stays warm! The graves all have slow burning candles on them and it is all very moving. As people do not tend to leave their birth area it means that there is always at least one family member around to look after the grave.

We've had the first Christmas things in the stores since the end of August as well - OK it is the food stuffs like the Christmas biscuits etc (all dry goods really) but boy does it underline the commercialism of the festival! I hate it.

Even colder today with more snow on it's way but the radio is promising us that it will get warmer as of Monday - we can but hope as I still don't have winter tyres on my car  ::)


Sue

Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on October 04, 2008, 12:38:17 PM
It`s wet, cold, miserable and the shops are full of Christmas goodies - announcing that the festive lights will be switched on the 6th November.

We even have a Continental food market in the center of Manchester - but dammed expensive.......



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Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Clarkey on October 04, 2008, 12:56:54 PM
Same in Woodbridge in Suffolk cold and cloudy and must be the same in Birmingham when I return back home on Sunday Night. The leaves are now starting to fall off the trees quickly and the leaves are changing colours fast so will be busy collecting them when I back to work on Monday Morning. My left knee is hurting more last few days is it the cold or the maltracking? or could be both.

Nick :) {2008} :)
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: lmr1 on October 04, 2008, 06:00:00 PM
Has been cold in Peterborough, its 6pm and rapidly getting dark.  My flat is freezing gunna have a hot water bottle tonight - am trying to avoid putting the heating on yet............but probably won't be able to.  BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on October 04, 2008, 07:03:12 PM
And flooding is on the horizon for tonight.....



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Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Davori on October 04, 2008, 07:18:24 PM
Grass is wet from morning dew...
I can step out onto portch and breathe deeply... you know its fall when your nostrils stick together cause its cold...lol
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: lmr1 on October 05, 2008, 08:45:37 AM
Raining here and cold.........warmer in bed than out and would be easier to stay where i am but am suposed in be somewhere in half an hour so suposed i ought to move....... ;)
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on October 05, 2008, 09:34:03 AM
The sun is shining but it is very cold outside! Here we say it is "Sau Kalt" (Sow/female pig cold!!)

I'm off to Austria today to fill up my car with cheaper fuel than I can buy here in Germany, then going out to lunch with a friend.

It is supposed to get warmer again as the week progresses, but also wetter again  :(
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: lmr1 on October 05, 2008, 11:47:10 AM
How i wish i could get in the car and drive to another country to get cheaper fuel.

I am having a sauna and swim later with a friend that will warm me up and help me to forget what's going on outside.  I hate Autumn.........i wish it would just get cold ..............or stay warm it's the inbetween i don't enjoy!!
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on October 05, 2008, 02:37:02 PM
Planting the last of the spring bulbs - just hope that they dont float away....
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: lmr1 on October 05, 2008, 03:07:56 PM
Oh John

If only i could bend enough and squat to do just that then i wouldnt still be off work!!  Enjoy.

Here in the UK the wind picking up is a definated sign of autumn.
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on October 05, 2008, 03:49:49 PM
All bulbs planted - All the shrubs have been pruned  - that`s it until springtime.....

And I am knackered - the poorly knee -

John


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Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: lmr1 on October 05, 2008, 07:08:49 PM
I Bet ...........well done now if you can just pop over to Peterborough and do the bit under my flat window that belongs to me...............
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on October 05, 2008, 08:15:38 PM
Now all that`s left, is the balcony on my ground floor flat


John
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Clarkey on October 11, 2008, 04:00:25 PM
We have had a wet cool september but october has been a lot better with dry mild spells with temperatures into the high teens which is good for October.

On Monday morning we had the 1st night frost on the golf course and on Thursday we had a slight grass frost on the course.

The leaves seem to be staying on the trees longer and the oak trees have not changed much colour yet.

Its now about 12 hours daylight and 12 hours darkness in the UK but will be less daylight and more darkness soon.

When do the clocks go back is it next weekend or the last weekend in October?

Nick :) {2008} :)
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on October 11, 2008, 04:31:57 PM
Bought some very cheap shrubs in Lydl today - getting them planted this afternoon.
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: lmr1 on October 11, 2008, 07:36:50 PM
Nick - night of 25th they go back i believe!!

Weather and mood in Peterborough has been great today!!

Lisa

(knee bit miserable tho :()
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Clarkey on October 14, 2008, 04:24:05 PM
Lisa I think you right the clocks always go back an hour in the last weekend of October so all get an extra hour in bed.

I was shocked we had a decent weekend with temperatures as high as 24oc in some areas of the UK, an indian summer for a change after the washout we had this summer again.

The trees on the golf course are changing colours rapidly and are starting to shed thier leaves quicker the last few days so out with a leaf blower removing the leaves from the greens.

It happened last year and this year again the oak trees dont shed thier leaves till mid November to the beginning of December due to the moisture in the leaves from all the rain we have had.

Nick :) {2008} :)
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: dimples3887 on October 19, 2008, 04:02:42 PM
I work as an Athletic Trainer and at our Friday night football game, our sideline treatment table became coated in a nice thin layer of ice.  I think autumn has finally arrived in PA.
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Clarkey on October 19, 2008, 04:22:12 PM
The UK has had some dry warm weather for a change but this coming week gales and cooler temperature's.

Its gets dark early now at around 6pm the light fades away and dont see daylight till after 7pm.

Nick :) {2008} :)
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on October 19, 2008, 06:22:37 PM
A walk this afternoon through our local park, tramping through big piles of fallen leaves, and the smell of garden fires - Autumn is well and truly here.
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: dileigh on October 20, 2008, 11:34:51 PM

The leaves are just starting to really change.  Most of the trees have tinges of color, but it's still more green than colored.  The weather just finally got cooler, frost on the cars this morning, but not on the ground.
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: subail on October 20, 2008, 11:46:52 PM
Most of our colour is gone....they're forecasting POSSIBLE wet snow (sob!) showers for tomorrow...
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Clarkey on October 21, 2008, 04:20:05 PM
We dont mow on a regular basis anymore on the Golf Course as the grass is no longer growing fast. We been cutting back tree branches this week that get in the line of play and gets in the way of the rough mower so will no longer have to duck down to avoid branches while mowing.

I will mow my old neighbours lawns for the last time this year on Thursday. The oak tree leaves are still very green and not shedding thier leaves. Last year was the same due to another wet summer once again. Was December last year when all the oak leaves came down.

Nick :) {2008} :)
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on October 21, 2008, 05:07:52 PM
Barometer going up - however, cold, sunny  and damp
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: subail on October 21, 2008, 06:08:37 PM
A mixture of rain, drizzle, and cold....
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on October 21, 2008, 06:40:30 PM
The colours of the trees are fantasic this year
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Berta on October 27, 2008, 04:56:09 PM
Saskatchewan October 12th 2008


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Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on October 27, 2008, 07:16:59 PM
On Saturday last, we had a record one months of rain in 24 hours - floods and more floods - the Lakes in the Lake District rose by nearly six feet.

And tonight, we have forecasted artic freeze - so out with the winter woolies....
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Carolyn2112 on October 27, 2008, 07:30:30 PM
Wow Berta!!   I will never complain about NJ winters to you!   ;)
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: subail on October 28, 2008, 01:59:41 AM
We're getting over 20 centimetres of wet snow tomorrow! (sob!!!) yeech!!   :o
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Berta on October 28, 2008, 05:06:37 AM
Please keep it over your side, we are doing dry artic blast today, cold but so sunny and beautiful
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on October 28, 2008, 07:01:45 AM
We have had some snow in September early October already too but thankfully it left and turned into a fabulous Autumn - golden October! But we are now on a real mega snow warning which they do not give out too often here - on Wednesday/Thursday the Brits are sending the moisture and the Scandinavians the cold, the mixing bowl is southern Germany! God help the flatlanders who still have their summer tyres on - by law if you are in our neck of the woods from the end of October to the beginning of May you have to have winter tyres and all the winter equipment in your car. If you are in an accident in that time and do not have winter tyres then you are considered to be irresponsible and your insurance can refuse to pay for any damage!

I wish we were going to have your dry stuff Denny but I'm pretty sure it will be horrible wet matsch like Sue is due to get - thank God I will not have to drive to work at the end of the week!


Sue, in the grey, damp and cooling Alps!
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: lmr1 on October 28, 2008, 07:22:09 AM
sign of autumn..........winter approaching............got my first cold :'( :'(
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Clarkey on October 28, 2008, 04:02:16 PM
It feels like winter now rather the autumn this afternoon we had sleet showers in Birmingham and now have daytime temperatures into single figures. Tonight it will go down to -3 so will have a sharp frost in the morning. I put my night storage heating on during the last 2 days to take the chill out of the lounge in my Flat.

Nick :) {2008} :)
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on October 31, 2008, 06:40:35 PM
A very cold day - minus 3c, thick frost, glorious sunshine, Autumn leaves, falling fast
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Clarkey on November 01, 2008, 02:34:28 PM
We had snowfall on Tuesday evening in Birmingham the last time I remember snow in October was in 1989 and had a few inches this time had a light dusting. London had its 1st snowfall in October in over 70 years. Might have seen on the news the freak storm they had in devon.

Nick :) {2008} :)
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on November 01, 2008, 04:39:24 PM
What a beautiful autumn day, glorious sunshine - cold - and ahh the smell of burning leaves...
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: dileigh on November 03, 2008, 01:53:25 AM
Wow, can't burn leaves in very many places here  :o   Just went to visit relatives further north and most of the leaves in the higher elevations and climates have gone, but the colors are just starting to get good here.  Lots of reds this year.


Diana
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: subail on November 08, 2008, 06:24:52 PM
It's a real November day here. We have rain, cool temps and the trees are almost bare. Remembrance Day is approaching and the weather somehow is always appropriate....sombre, wet and cool....
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Clarkey on November 18, 2008, 04:42:28 PM
The leaves on the oak trees are at last shedding thier leaves and spent the whole day blowing the leaves off the greens and tees and when you cleared an area its back to square 1 with more leaves coming of the trees. The darkness starts setting in at around 4pm now so can say winter is on its way if its not already here.

Nick :) {2008} :)
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on November 18, 2008, 05:36:43 PM
It`s been such a beautiful autumn day - glorious sunshine, not too cold, but there is a waring of the artic freeze on it`s way this weekend.
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Clarkey on November 25, 2008, 04:30:54 PM
Collecting leaves at work today and some oak trees still got leaves on them and the leaves are still green, they say to people you stubborn as an oak and you can see why with the oak trees holding onto their leaves in the last week of November. Its be nice for us poor greenstaff if all the leaves came down as it involves more work having to do the same area many times.

Nick :) {2008} :)
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: dileigh on December 07, 2008, 11:26:02 PM
The leaves on my oak are still up- it's about 2/3 gone, but it's very tall so there's a lot left still on the tree.  Unlike Nick, we'll wait until they're all down to do the backyard.. 8)

It's hard to think about leaves when so many people have their Christmas decorations out.
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Clarkey on September 12, 2009, 11:14:59 AM
Its that time of year already and Autumn is fast approaching and already there are some signs its gets darker earlier and mornings are darker. The leaves on some trees such as horse chestnut and silver birch are changing colour and mornings are alot cooler and into single figures.

The weather in the UK been fantastic this week with blue skies and warm sunshine a typical indain summer. We mosty seem to get a good september and hope it lasts a bit longer.

Nick :) {2009} :)
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on September 12, 2009, 04:28:20 PM
What a fantastic Autumn day - plus 21c - glorious sunshine, sitting in the park - just hope it stays around for a few days.


JohnK/ Manchester UK
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: lbinaustin on September 18, 2009, 11:39:31 PM
Just got back from vacation and it's no longer 100 degrees! Autumn has arrived in Texas!
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Lizn8r on September 18, 2009, 11:55:50 PM
Beech tree and swamp maple leaves already turning ... had to turn the heat on in the house for the first time since early May ... summer is leaving New Hampshire pretty quick!
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: dileigh on September 25, 2009, 11:54:53 PM
Some leaves are starting to change, but the acorns are attacking everything with glee   ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Clarkey on September 26, 2009, 11:16:34 AM
The grass is slowing down in growth and only have to cut once a week rather then twice, the conkers are ready for kids to collect and trees are changing colour and starting to shed thier leaves already. We now at work for 6:30am rather then 6am as its too dark to work at 6am. Its been a fantastic September so far with hardly any rain and nice warm days but cool nights are setting in.

Nick :) {2009} :)
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Clarkey on October 11, 2009, 04:34:38 PM
I thought more would be posting in this thread as its well into autumn now. This week the midlands has its 1st cold night and there was some slight grass frost on the golf course in the morning and its still pitch dark at 6:30am when we ment to start work but have a cup of tea until its light at around 7am. In 2 weeks time it will be the end of british summer time and get an extra hour in bed.

Nick :) {2009} :)
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on October 11, 2009, 07:36:33 PM
Nick,

it looks like we are going to go from summer directly into winter as they have forecast the first snows for Tuesday and Wednesday of this coming week. Last week the temperatures were up to 30/32°C. Colours were very autumnal and fantastic though.

Servus aus den Alpen!

Sue  ;)
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on October 12, 2009, 10:52:41 AM
Woke up this morning to find that Frau Hölle (the local name for winter) is in a hurry and she arrived early - snow on my car and the forecast amended to having a complete cover of snow down to 500m by the end of Wednesday!

I tried to get my winter tyres fitted this morning instead of the end of the month - no chance. So I will be driving home slowly and carefully on Wednesday and hope that I make it in one piece!

Welcome to winter folks!  ::)
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: subail on October 13, 2009, 01:03:09 PM
We had flurries las Sunday and they're forecasting ore for this Thursday. Hopefully it will be warmer and sunnier away!
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: pamela47 on October 21, 2009, 03:52:11 PM
Been watching the autumn colour show from my upstairs windows. Kept me going post op for sure. The Virgin hot air balloon rises into the sky nearby and that's always a sign of spring or autumn. Just waiting for the Lake District hills in the distance to grow their white patches!
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Clarkey on October 24, 2009, 10:52:58 AM
Today the clocks go back one hour and british summer time ends and the mornings and evenings are getting darker by the day.

The leaves are coming off the trees now on the golf course and have got alot of leaf collecting to do during the next couple of weeks.

Nick :) {2009} :)



Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on October 31, 2009, 05:11:11 PM
The exceptional colour of the leaves this autumn - magnificient
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Kaputt_Knee on October 31, 2009, 08:17:31 PM
Having had my first days of skiing last weekend - as far as I'm concerned Autumn is already over!

We are rapidly going into winter here although the colours fading out of autumn and into winter are fabulous!

Roll on more snow - skiing again the week after next!

Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: subail on November 01, 2009, 03:25:21 AM
I really don;t want to hear the 's' word....I abhor winter and all that it brings....give me hot and sultry any day!!!!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on November 01, 2009, 09:34:55 AM
It seems that the whole of the U.K., Europe and the Middle East having tremendous storms, floods and the gales have blown most of the autumn leaves onto the ground.....a good day to stop in and catch up on some reading or telly.......
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Clarkey on November 07, 2009, 11:22:30 AM
We are very busy at work collecting leaves on the golf course and are dropping like snow at the moment and seems like an never ending job at the moment, we start work at 7am now as its dark up till then.

Nick :) {2009} :)
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on November 07, 2009, 02:09:04 PM
The ducks are complaining that they are going to drown, because we have had so much rain this week...............
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Clarkey on November 14, 2009, 02:38:56 PM
It has been very wet the last 24 hours in the UK with rain all night that I had to close the golf course this morning as the golf course was waterlogged and not playable. Also very strong gale force winds up to 80mph in some parts of the UK along with flash floods.

Is it wet in Manchester John as its ideal conditions for ducks at the moment in Birmingham.

Nick :) {2009} :)
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on November 14, 2009, 02:45:22 PM
Don`t mention the weather in Manchester - it`s lashing down and the ducks are having a smashing time.


John
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Clarkey on November 21, 2009, 03:56:22 PM
Those poor people who are homeless in Cumbria after all the floods they have had over the last couple of days and seems to be happening more often. They say its happens every 100 years or even said on the news every 1000 years but it happens more often then that and most be global warming contributing to the floods we have had in the UK during the last few years.

Was it wet in Manchester John when it was raining in Cumbria as we did not get that much rain in Birmingham while the north of the UK got drenched.

Nick :) {2009} :)
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on November 21, 2009, 04:59:58 PM
Hi Nick

We had no rain yesterday or today - thank goodness - feel very sorry for those people who have been flooded out.


John
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: subail on November 22, 2009, 12:44:53 PM
It's downright warm here for this time of year....8/9* and somewhat sunny. I  know we're being lulled into complacency!!  :)
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on November 22, 2009, 04:28:53 PM
And we are suffering from a most diabolical winter Sunday afternoon - got dark at 3pm, windy, raining, closed the curtains and shuit it all out - waiting for spring?



John
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Clarkey on November 28, 2009, 04:08:43 PM
Can see it is Autumn now with all the leaves off the trees and most of days it is cold damp and overcast with night frosts and snowfalls just around the corner with Winter fast approaching.

Nick :) {2009} :)
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on November 28, 2009, 06:38:19 PM
Hi Nick



There was even snow on the Snake Pass this morning......



John
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on January 19, 2010, 11:40:59 AM
The snow has all melted away - what do we expect next????
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: bodybuilder32 on December 01, 2011, 07:11:53 PM
post count to 20
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: eflowevad on March 12, 2016, 01:49:34 PM
Gettin' chilly!
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: plaidwandering on June 02, 2016, 06:18:51 PM
signs of Autumn...

you get 2 feet of snow and its only labor day...

yay Alaska )
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: Thunder89 on September 29, 2019, 05:05:36 PM
Yellow leaves
Title: Re: Signs of Autumn
Post by: John42 on December 02, 2019, 06:48:57 PM
falling leaves