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ktinkel
04-07-2005, 04:30 PM
I am attaching a shot of our first daffodils, actually miniature jonquils. The first for 2005. Nine days ago, snow. Today, 70°F and a riot of dafs.

annc
04-07-2005, 05:25 PM
I am attaching a shot of our first daffodils, actually miniature jonquils. The first for 2005. Nine days ago, snow. Today, 70°F and a riot of dafs.Ooh, thanks. I wish we could grow them here.

ElyseC
04-07-2005, 08:19 PM
Lovely! I think there are some kind of bulb flora that were planted by the previous owner along the front of the house, because over the past week I've seen wide and long leaves appearing. I'm hoping they're tulips. Probably are.

Everything is greening up here and people are starting to dig their lawnmowers out from behind the snowblowers and shovels. Temps got to the low 80s last week and are hitting the mid to high 60s this. All the trees are obviously budding.

lurkalot
04-08-2005, 12:17 AM
I've got a couple of daff shots in my gallery, taken about three weeks ago. Comments welcome.

Don't talk to me about Lawnmowers lol.. I repair garden machinery for a living (yes sad, I know) but someone has to do it. lol..

ktinkel
04-08-2005, 05:58 AM
I've got a couple of daff shots in my gallery, taken about three weeks ago. Comments welcome.Your daffodil shots are gorgeous.

I like your cranky swan closeup, too.

annc
04-08-2005, 01:37 PM
I've got a couple of daff shots in my gallery, taken about three weeks ago. Comments welcome.

Don't talk to me about Lawnmowers lol.. I repair garden machinery for a living (yes sad, I know) but someone has to do it. lol..The daffs are lovely, but that jousting action shot is fantastic.

ktinkel
04-08-2005, 05:26 PM
The daffs are lovely, but that jousting action shot is fantastic.I really like lurkalot’s photos — very satisfying.

Richard Hunt
04-09-2005, 05:36 AM
Everything is greening up here

Same here - but only just. The attached pic was taken looking out of my office window this lunchtime looking more or less south-west. The large field in the foreground is full of canola (rapeseed) and the row of trees centre right are mainly horse chestnut and oak.

Richard

djb
04-09-2005, 06:23 AM
canola (rapeseed)

They're not the same thing...

The snow is finally gone here, but the greening is just starting. It's mostly brown still.

PeterArnel
04-09-2005, 03:32 PM
Richard are u going to Northprint

Peter

Richard Hunt
04-14-2005, 12:27 AM
Richard are u going to Northprint

Peter

No, afraid not. Most of my work these days involves technical translation rather than design/print.

Richard

LoisWakeman
04-14-2005, 04:57 AM
Canola, rapeseed

They're not the same thing...


Please elaborate, since I too have perpetrated this misuse, mostly to reassure PC people that it's OK to mention rape in agricultural contexts.

Richard Hunt
04-14-2005, 06:42 AM
Please elaborate, since I too have perpetrated this misuse, mostly to reassure PC people that it's OK to mention rape in agricultural contexts.

See http://www.answers.com/topic/rapeseed
"Rapeseed (also known as Rape, Oilseed Rape, Rapa, Rapaseed and for some cultivars Canola) known scientifically as Brassica napus, is a bright yellow flowering (http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=1uuc9vk1luc58?method=4&dsid=2222&dekey=Flower&gwp=8&curtab=2222_1&sbid=lc04b) member of the brassicaceae (http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=1uuc9vk1luc58?method=4&dsid=2222&dekey=Brassicaceae&gwp=8&curtab=2222_1&sbid=lc04b) (also known as the mustard (http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=1uuc9vk1luc58?method=4&dsid=2222&dekey=Mustard&gwp=8&curtab=2222_1&sbid=lc04b) family). The name is derived through Old English (http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=1uuc9vk1luc58?method=4&dsid=2222&dekey=Old+English+language&gwp=8&curtab=2222_1&sbid=lc04b) from a term for turnip, rapum. Some botanists include the closely related Brassica campestris within B. napus."

Canola is it seems a speciv variety of rapeseed bred to have less acid in the seed oil.


R,ichard