COLD DARK ROOM

Lyn W

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Yucky rain, again. Our back garden is so fully saturated. No hard grass to even walk on....i sink inches into water & mud & yuck. But hey, it’s the first day of Meteorological Spring! Soooo, warm, dry days are on the horizon now.

Ok...another picture clue/update on the current project.

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Coat rack?
 

Lyn W

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I had to Google the steepest street because, being raised in San Francisco, I knew of a very steep street there. But according to my friend, Google, you're right. The New Zealand street is the steepest street.
I'm surprised it's not still in Wales but no..............
 

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Aaaararagh. Here we are 1 March....and the ants have awakened & have found our kitchen window. The battle commences now until frost in October. A never ending all out warfare, keeping the ants out.

Local photog guy posted a pix of a little Box Turtle up & out. Last night, I could hear the Spring Peepers out at dusk. Spring is here....warmer Summer temps not far behind.
 

Cathie G

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Haven't been getting alerts from CDR. Figured everyone was busy doing other things. Came on this evening and notice you all have been busy here. I will try to catch up.
I've seen your posts and liked and quoted. Maybe something in your settings got accidentally turned off due to an update. It makes me mad when they do that ☺️ Then I have to think 🤔 and that takes awhile...
 

Cathie G

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My shift at the rescue had a rather unexpected twist today...
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The cofounder of the rescue had a roofing emergency on his tortoise shed and they’re temporarily resident with us. So I got to feed and clean tortoises and hedgehogs!

It was rather distracting having the sounds of mating while I worked 😂

Meanwhile, this hedgehog is the strimmer victim that had to have physio as scar tissue was preventing it from rolling into a ball. As you can see, balling is now possible and the healing is almost complete 🥰
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EllieMay

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Yucky rain, again. Our back garden is so fully saturated. No hard grass to even walk on....i sink inches into water & mud & yuck. But hey, it’s the first day of Meteorological Spring! Soooo, warm, dry days are on the horizon now.

Ok...another picture clue/update on the current project.

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Perches for the birds ... or a coat rack... 🤔
 

EllieMay

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Thanks Ellie,
Sadly not a holiday as such, just a celebration of all things Welsh.
The kids usually dress up and mini Eisteddfods (competitions and concerts for poetry, prose, music, recitation, folk dance, arts and crafts etc are held in schools - doubt that's been possible today. I did some little ones on their way to school with costumes on though.
Just as good! For me, if the kids are happy, I’m happy!
 

Lyn W

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Aaaararagh. Here we are 1 March....and the ants have awakened & have found our kitchen window. The battle commences now until frost in October. A never ending all out warfare, keeping the ants out.

Local photog guy posted a pix of a little Box Turtle up & out. Last night, I could hear the Spring Peepers out at dusk. Spring is here....warmer Summer temps not far behind.
I have 3 small tortoiseshell butterflies that have hibernated on the ceiling upstairs and they have woken up. The trouble is, although the daytime temps have been warmer, at night they plummet again and we still get frost and ice, so it is too cold for them to survive. I have followed the Butterfly Conservation advice and put them in a box in a cold place to settle them down again and hopefully it won't be too long before they can fly free.
 

Ray--Opo

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Yucky rain, again. Our back garden is so fully saturated. No hard grass to even walk on....i sink inches into water & mud & yuck. But hey, it’s the first day of Meteorological Spring! Soooo, warm, dry days are on the horizon now.

Ok...another picture clue/update on the current project.

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Well the obvious would be some kind of rail or rack to hang things. But I got a feeling that's not it. I didn't see the other clue. How about some rolling pins?
 

Chefdenoel10

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I have 3 small tortoiseshell butterflies that have hibernated on the ceiling upstairs and they have woken up. The trouble is, although the daytime temps have been warmer, at night they plummet again and we still get frost and ice, so it is too cold for them to survive. I have followed the Butterfly Conservation advice and put them in a box in a cold place to settle them down again and hopefully it won't be too long before they can fly free.

That’s so interesting!! Glad you saved them.
They will be great full to you when spring comes! ❤️ You did a very good thing!!😘
 

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On this day 2020 (part 1) - March 1st due to leap year: We flew from Christchurch to Nelson over braided rivers, parched land, circular irrigated fields and mountains. Then a standard taxi to meet a water taxi to get to our accommodation in Abel Tasman National Park. It’s on the mainland, but there are no roads.
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On this day 2020 (part 2): So this was home for the next 3 nights. The water taxi is a one hour boat trip past coves with blue seas and golden beaches to the heart of the Abel Tasman National Park. We were dropped on the beach, a buggy collected our luggage, and then we walked along the shore to the Awaroa Lodge which is hidden among the trees. A bit of an upgrade from the motels since we set out. No mobile signal, very slow limited wifi, no tv and plans to do very little. New Zealand’s slice of paradise 🏖🏝😊
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Lyn W

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Good morning all, we have a grey chilly day here to start with.
Lola was up and about early today, had breakfast and is now basking.
He hit the heights of laziness yesterday.
He made no attempt to come out of his hide, just peeped around the door, so I put his food in his hide about 6 inches away from him and it, and he, were there for hours.
It was only when I pushed the plate right under his nose that he ate it!!
Lazy tort!!
Hope everyone has a good Tuesday.
 

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Good afternooning all. JoesDad and I are a bit tired after a 10 mile walk in the Medway valley. Lots of birds and signs of spring 😊 It was quite misty when we set out, but it cleared about lunch time
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