March is here!

Posted by: ren33

March is here! - Thu Mar 01 2012 05:40 PM

Lets spring in to March, or march into Spring if you like.
Thanks all for your lovely photos.
Posted by: Christinap

Re: March is here! - Thu Mar 01 2012 06:17 PM



Spring has definitely sprung - at least for a day or two anyway.
Posted by: satguru

Re: March is here! - Thu Mar 01 2012 07:02 PM

The centre of the universe they call Henlys Corner in Golders Green, the confluence of three major roads and what was Henlys garage before it was demolished. They've just added a few turning filters but the traffic jams are no better.

Posted by: MikeMaster99

Re: March is here! - Thu Mar 01 2012 07:14 PM

Reflections in a pool - Rocky Mountains, Colorado

Posted by: zorba_scank

Re: March is here! - Thu Mar 01 2012 08:20 PM




Happened to spot this in Bangkok. Coconut shells filled with mud and tied to the tree. There were plants growing in the shells.
Posted by: ertrum

Re: March is here! - Thu Mar 01 2012 09:22 PM



Flower baskets along the side of the Lake Louise Fairmont.
Posted by: Copago

Re: March is here! - Thu Mar 01 2012 11:52 PM

wow, great start to the month!

Here is one of the results from all the rain we've been having ... oops :S

Posted by: MikeMaster99

Re: March is here! - Fri Mar 02 2012 12:06 AM

Looks like a fair bit of work to get out of that one Copago! Was there another 4WD to help?
Posted by: Copago

Re: March is here! - Fri Mar 02 2012 02:02 AM

This WAS the other 4WD to go and pull the first one out LOL We had to get a tractor which went oh so close to getting bogged too. Been a crazy week or rain and still more to come!
Posted by: Christinap

Re: March is here! - Fri Mar 02 2012 02:26 AM

That's a fabulous photo ertrum, looks so lovely there.
Posted by: ertrum

Re: March is here! - Fri Mar 02 2012 09:55 AM

Thank you! It was lovely.
Posted by: DivineMsDRL

Re: March is here! - Fri Mar 02 2012 10:08 AM

Christiap, the flowers are beautiful. What are they?

ertrum, I take it that is our Lake Louise in Alberta? Yes, it is a lovely place. Were the golden poppies blooming along the banks of Lake Louise? There is a song about that, can't remember what is is though.

Unfortunately, no spring springing here yet!
Posted by: Copago

Re: March is here! - Fri Mar 02 2012 02:22 PM

Ants going a bit crazy in the rain.
Posted by: Christinap

Re: March is here! - Fri Mar 02 2012 05:39 PM

Those are a lily tulip, and they are scented as well. On a warm day when they open right up like they are in the photo they throw scent all over the garden.
Posted by: JaneMarple

Re: March is here! - Sat Mar 03 2012 03:02 AM


Not homemade cupcake, but a lovely gift for Mum from the Boys! laugh
Posted by: satguru

Re: March is here! - Sat Mar 03 2012 06:44 PM

The brook that runs from Brent Cross to Hampstead Garden Suburb

Posted by: Copago

Re: March is here! - Sat Mar 03 2012 08:26 PM

Happy Birthday to your Mum, Jane!

More flood pics - it ended up being about a foot higher than this.
Posted by: sue943

Re: March is here! - Sat Mar 03 2012 10:18 PM

It doesn't seem to be many years ago when you were so short of water that you lost a great deal of your stock.
Posted by: Copago

Re: March is here! - Sat Mar 03 2012 11:41 PM

Yeah. Floods and heavy rains that we've had now come with their own problems but I'd take them any day over a drought.
Posted by: ren33

Re: March is here! - Sun Mar 04 2012 12:11 AM

In the blue Canadian Rockies
Spring is silent through the trees
And the golden poppies are blooming
'Round the banks of Lake Louise

Now, oh, how my lonely heart is aching tonight
For that girl I left behind
And, oh, what I'd give if I
could be there tonight
With the sweetheart who's waitin' for me

(The Byrds)
Posted by: ren33

Re: March is here! - Sun Mar 04 2012 12:13 AM

Jill, the reports we are getting make it look terribly flooded in your area. Are you really OK?
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: March is here! - Sun Mar 04 2012 12:55 AM

Here's tonight's dessert at my sister's house.

Posted by: MikeMaster99

Re: March is here! - Sun Mar 04 2012 03:01 AM

Wow SpanishLiz, that looks sensational. Too late for an invitation? lol

Best of luck with all the flooding Jill. It's curtailed some of my fieldwork but that's a minor inconvenience compared with the hardships people in the flooded regions are facing.
Posted by: DivineMsDRL

Re: March is here! - Sun Mar 04 2012 11:13 AM

Thank you Ren.
Posted by: Copago

Re: March is here! - Sun Mar 04 2012 03:11 PM

Originally Posted By: ren33
Jill, the reports we are getting make it look terribly flooded in your area. Are you really OK?


We are okay, thanks smile We had near enough our annual rainfall in a week. Our average is 9.5 inches and we had 9.3 which is unheard of. We went through any records we have that go right back and the most we can find in a week is about 7 inches. There's lots of water around and the rain has stopped so the house isn't a worry anymore but the water did go through the shed and chook house which is nothing really, will just need a clean up when it goes back. We could see it coming so we put up anything in the shed that could be damaged and the chooks now have a new home.

Here's the shed on the left, chook house in the middle and our house is on the right behind that fence. The water is about a foot deep in the middle and about three inches went through the shed.

Posted by: satguru

Re: March is here! - Sun Mar 04 2012 04:10 PM

The houses backing on to the brook in Temple Fortune

Posted by: Copago

Re: March is here! - Mon Mar 05 2012 05:41 PM

Jess had her close up moment last week so now it's Jinx's turn to shine. smile

Posted by: Christinap

Re: March is here! - Mon Mar 05 2012 05:53 PM

Oh beautiful, what a gorgeous face
Posted by: Christinap

Re: March is here! - Mon Mar 05 2012 05:57 PM



Dutch iris in full bloom
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: March is here! - Mon Mar 05 2012 11:42 PM

Jinx is just lovely! Beautiful flowers, too.

I'm not sure if Precious is yawning, laughing, singing ... or getting ready to bite me!

Posted by: ren33

Re: March is here! - Tue Mar 06 2012 02:32 AM

Practising for Halloween I reckon!
Wow , the pictures are so super already this month and it's only the 6th!
Posted by: szabs

Re: March is here! - Tue Mar 06 2012 09:28 AM

Jess is adorable, and well Precious I guess she is just jealous, and wanted her picture taken.
Posted by: Copago

Re: March is here! - Tue Mar 06 2012 02:32 PM

LOL at Precious .. nice capture, Liz!

Some swans making themselves at home on the newly filled swamp.

Posted by: satguru

Re: March is here! - Tue Mar 06 2012 10:23 PM

Sunset outside Hertford

Posted by: Copago

Re: March is here! - Wed Mar 07 2012 08:26 PM

Nice pic, Sats.

Jinx loves the water.

Posted by: satguru

Re: March is here! - Wed Mar 07 2012 09:53 PM

Thanks Jillian, this was not far from there but before the sun went down.

Posted by: satguru

Re: March is here! - Thu Mar 08 2012 03:29 PM

Just over the road you can see the rain we'd had a couple of days earlier

Posted by: Christinap

Re: March is here! - Thu Mar 08 2012 05:43 PM



Susie waiting to go for her walk this morning
Posted by: Copago

Re: March is here! - Thu Mar 08 2012 06:20 PM

Susie is beautiful!

More water.
Posted by: satguru

Re: March is here! - Fri Mar 09 2012 08:43 PM

Another scene from rural Hertfordshire

Posted by: spanishliz

Re: March is here! - Fri Mar 09 2012 11:25 PM

After a couple of lovely warm days, it has turned colder again, and snowed on and off most of the day.

Posted by: Christinap

Re: March is here! - Sun Mar 11 2012 05:51 PM



Blossom coming out on the bridleway where I walk Susie
Posted by: MikeMaster99

Re: March is here! - Sun Mar 11 2012 06:38 PM

One of the joys of springtime in my part of Australia. Of course we're now entering autumn/fall so these guys are far less active. It's a copperhead snake photographed from a safe distance(!) while we were walking on Phillip Island (at The Nobbies). And yes, they are venomous :-)

Posted by: satguru

Re: March is here! - Sun Mar 11 2012 07:28 PM

I headed towards the Kent border today to mop up the final four old road direction signs in London, and here is one of my favourites, the yellow map, which are now the rarest as more were on major roads and went before the blue local signs we have many more of (I got one today as well).

Posted by: Christinap

Re: March is here! - Mon Mar 12 2012 02:49 AM

Great picture Mike, but I think I would have been going in the opposite direction rather quickly!
Posted by: ertrum

Re: March is here! - Mon Mar 12 2012 10:25 AM

I didn't know that copperheads were in Australia as well as in the USA.
(And now I see that Wiki tells me of at least four different kinds of snake all called copperhead, all but one venomous)
Posted by: satguru

Re: March is here! - Mon Mar 12 2012 12:48 PM

An absolutely typical 1930s London suburban shopping centre, Eltham

Posted by: satguru

Re: March is here! - Tue Mar 13 2012 04:10 PM

A crop field in Cobham, just a few Brussels sprouts left on the edge

Posted by: Gees63

Re: March is here! - Tue Mar 13 2012 07:17 PM

Some parts of the UK are already talking water shortage fortunately not here,the local pond is looking at its normal spring level



Posted by: spanishliz

Re: March is here! - Tue Mar 13 2012 09:29 PM

I called into my friend's vintage clothing and antique store today, and found someone new manning the desk...

Posted by: ren33

Re: March is here! - Tue Mar 13 2012 10:22 PM

Liz, how lovely! I expect to see you wearing it, I know you like hats!
Posted by: satguru

Re: March is here! - Thu Mar 15 2012 06:36 PM

Bostall Heath east of Plumstead.

Posted by: Gees63

Re: March is here! - Thu Mar 15 2012 07:16 PM

A couple of weeks ago someone contacted me and asked if a name and address meant anything to me,it was my grandfather and the address of his shop in Edinburgh. They had a hat brush from the shop which they kindly sent to me. My grandfather died in 1936. This is the brush.

Posted by: Tori_2s

Re: March is here! - Thu Mar 15 2012 07:30 PM



My Dog Dozer. He is looking at fish swimming in a small inlet at our pond. He is just fascinated by them.


Posted by: spanishliz

Re: March is here! - Thu Mar 15 2012 09:36 PM

Gees, that is amazing to receive that brush after all those years! Tori, Dozer looks anything but dozy!
Posted by: MikeMaster99

Re: March is here! - Thu Mar 15 2012 10:47 PM

Or is Dozer like my sister-in-law's Blue Heeler, who used to bulldoze through everything in his way - people, tables...?
Posted by: Tori_2s

Re: March is here! - Fri Mar 16 2012 11:12 AM

Gees that is amazing to come back to you!

Dozer is short for Bulldozer.(You had it correct Mike) From the time he was born he bulldozed through everything. He is very energetic but very lovable. He believes he is a lap dog and will jump in my lap every now and again. Once even tipping my recliner over!
Posted by: Gees63

Re: March is here! - Fri Mar 16 2012 08:33 PM

First picture of our local stag for 2012

Posted by: Gees63

Re: March is here! - Sat Mar 17 2012 07:43 PM

And I got a better one today

Posted by: MikeMaster99

Re: March is here! - Sat Mar 17 2012 11:37 PM

Nice photo Gees! Prompts me to add mine...




Taken near Banff, Alberta.
Posted by: Gees63

Re: March is here! - Sun Mar 18 2012 09:02 PM

Thanks MikeMaster I usually miss these as it is the days I do not have the camera with me he appears but he was there again today

Posted by: spanishliz

Re: March is here! - Sun Mar 18 2012 09:25 PM

Magnificent! Looks like he was waiting for you!

My walk in the park today was rewarded with the sight of these two.

Posted by: Copago

Re: March is here! - Mon Mar 19 2012 12:04 AM

What great shots!

Leichhardt Oval laugh

Posted by: MikeMaster99

Re: March is here! - Mon Mar 19 2012 12:34 AM

Where are the point posts, Copago?

A little gentle teasing between the two dominant football codes in Australia - although it's a bit more complicated than that. Soccer is number 2, pretty much everywhere, but #1 could be rugby league as shown in this photo (New South Wales & Queensland) or Aussie Rules Football which dominates in all other states.
Posted by: ren33

Re: March is here! - Mon Mar 19 2012 08:14 AM

It has at last got warm and I had to quickly get these indoors before they were finished in a day.
Posted by: Copago

Re: March is here! - Mon Mar 19 2012 03:40 PM

smile Mike, I'm afraid they wouldn't fit on this little suburban ground!

Lovely roses, Ren!
Posted by: dg_dave

Re: March is here! - Mon Mar 19 2012 06:59 PM



Almost didn't make it home before this hit! This is looking westbound on Spring Creek Parkway in Plano, TX.
Posted by: satguru

Re: March is here! - Mon Mar 19 2012 08:50 PM

A typical old English village, Hartley Wintney in Hampshire

Posted by: spanishliz

Re: March is here! - Mon Mar 19 2012 09:36 PM

Beautiful roses, ren! (I was also checking out your bookshelf smile ) That is one angry looking Texas sky, Dave! Satguru, I love your English village and countryside pics!

Today I helped to paint this fence at my sister & brother-in-law's. Then we sat outside to eat dinner. Remember, it is still winter (at least for a few hours) and this is Canada...

Posted by: ren33

Re: March is here! - Tue Mar 20 2012 12:10 AM

Liz, not books, they take up a whole room! That is part of my shamefully large collection of DVD's! Did you also spot part of Sue's card I have it framed , it is so lovely.
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: March is here! - Tue Mar 20 2012 07:33 AM

Of course, now I can see they are DVDs! I do see that lovely card there too. Framing it was a great idea.
Posted by: satguru

Re: March is here! - Tue Mar 20 2012 12:56 PM

Thanks Liz, and it would be nice to have a garden opening onto a field like that instead of someone else's garden.

Typical houses in Golders Green

Posted by: satguru

Re: March is here! - Wed Mar 21 2012 02:44 PM

I'd never found it before but there's a hill at the local park where you can see in all directions. It was a bit misty today but OK looking this way

Posted by: Tori_2s

Re: March is here! - Wed Mar 21 2012 08:57 PM

This is what greeted me on my drive home tonight. Part of our road has disappeared with the fast snow melt. The right side of the road is mainly now sand with pavement chunks.
As soon as road restrictions are lifted I have been assured it will be fixed.

Posted by: Tori_2s

Re: March is here! - Wed Mar 21 2012 09:00 PM

Liz I love that color for the fencing. Does the fence have a history? Did it get moved from somewhere else and who designed if it is original to the home. Its unique
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: March is here! - Wed Mar 21 2012 09:05 PM

My brother-in-law designed and built the fence where it stands. It is quite the prettiest one in the area (my opinion), and the squirrels love running along the top of it smile
Posted by: satguru

Re: March is here! - Thu Mar 22 2012 02:22 PM

Another direction. A bit misty but you get the idea.

Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: March is here! - Thu Mar 22 2012 11:52 PM

Lovely pictures everyone!
Particularly liked satguru's "village" pic - lucky light on that one - love it when the clouds part to give you a surreal "paintbrush" : )

Welcome dave! Great pic!!!! (scary, but great!)

Some of you know I'm a bit of an orchid "nut" (yeah okay, some of you just think I'm nutty lol) ANYHOO, I currently have 17 different ones in my house, in different windows, so they all bloom at various times of the year. This is one of my favourites, because the petals look like wet watercolour paper that someone has splattered with magenta paint...

Posted by: MikeMaster99

Re: March is here! - Fri Mar 23 2012 12:34 AM

I love your photos Jakeroo - they're composed and taken so well!

An Australian green parrot taking a bath in a small waterfall

Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: March is here! - Fri Mar 23 2012 03:04 PM

Mike: Thanks! Yours are EXcellent! If that well-fed elk further up didn't have antlers, I'd swear it was pregnant lol. Very difficult to get a good shot of a bird having a bath. 99% of my attempts are so blurred they look like modern art.

SpanishLiz: Last week I could have imagined sitting out in the yard as you did during the early afternoon, but as of yesterday, winter returned here. I took this photo around 5 p.m. We're hardly "snowed under", but keep in mind that there was absolutely NO snow on the ground at noon ...


(meanwhile it was +27C in "Winterpeg" - of all places!)
Posted by: satguru

Re: March is here! - Fri Mar 23 2012 07:05 PM

This is my world, Golders Green Road including red bus. I've been coming here all my life and never lived more than a few miles away. It was also the only area I could ever go to where I was likely to see anyone I knew wherever they lived, as it's somewhere people are drawn to from all directions somehow.

Posted by: satguru

Re: March is here! - Mon Mar 26 2012 06:37 PM

The view of the Roehampton estate from Richmond Park

Posted by: Gees63

Re: March is here! - Mon Mar 26 2012 06:53 PM

Blue sky,warm,slight breeze,it could be May not March except the trees have not got their leaves yet

Posted by: satguru

Re: March is here! - Tue Mar 27 2012 03:11 PM

A typical view on my travels, this is the centre of Whyteleafe in Surrey

Posted by: Gees63

Re: March is here! - Tue Mar 27 2012 06:57 PM

This is Northumberland Street Newcastle upon Tyne as seen from outside Haymarket Metro Station. This was once the A1 road from London to Edinburgh. That road now bypasses the city and the street has been pedestrianised

Posted by: satguru

Re: March is here! - Thu Mar 29 2012 04:09 PM

It's garden time again in Hampstead Garden Suburb, this is my 6th year now and many are different each time I go.

Posted by: Jakeroo

Re: March is here! - Thu Mar 29 2012 04:13 PM

Gees: You have so many nice shots of the place you live in. Thought about publishing a tour-type book? Or an online blog?

Satguru: now THAT looks like spring! Nice shot.
Posted by: satguru

Re: March is here! - Fri Mar 30 2012 06:51 PM

Thanks Jakeroo. It's the annual cherry blossom season there as well, I used to fill my school cap with it on the way home from primary school and put it in vases.

Posted by: Gees63

Re: March is here! - Fri Mar 30 2012 07:44 PM

Thanks Jakeroo, nice idea but there are several sites already do this run by professional photographers so I will leave it to them.
Its tulip time these have been raised in the local council nursery and are planted out in the Spring

Posted by: ren33

Re: March is here! - Sun Apr 01 2012 04:35 AM

My mango tree looks very promising. We had over 100 last year.
Posted by: spanishliz

Re: March is here! - Mon Apr 02 2012 09:20 AM

Mmm! Mangos smile

April's here - time for a new thread?
Posted by: satguru

Re: March is here! - Mon Apr 02 2012 11:10 AM

I may do it later if that's OK as I've got one ready and would like it on for today.
Posted by: ren33

Re: March is here! - Mon Apr 02 2012 03:48 PM

Later for Satguru. Leaving open another few hours.