English Forum Switzerland

English Forum Switzerland (https://www.englishforum.ch/forum.php)
-   General off-topic (https://www.englishforum.ch/general-off-topic/)
-   -   What is your tell-tale clue that it is spring? (https://www.englishforum.ch/general-off-topic/142129-what-your-tell-tale-clue-spring.html)

Kristanez 22.03.2012 12:06

What is your tell-tale clue that it is spring?
 
How do you personally decide when winter is over and spring is here?

For me this year it was seeing the temperature creep back up to the point where we put our motorcycles in storage, and seeing bikers out cruising.

That, and when I start turning our heaters off.

c123 22.03.2012 12:25

Re: What is your tell-tale clue that it is spring?
 
Bloody allergies, which have been tormenting me for a few weeks now (there's a thread soemwhere on this).

Then other unwelcome clue is that the clocks go forward this weekend :(

On the otherhand, and to finish on a positive note, will soon be able to have a beer sitting on the grass in the park next to the lake less than 10 minutes' walk from work :)

Textoch 22.03.2012 12:26

Re: What is your tell-tale clue that it is spring?
 
Beautiful, buttery-yellow daffodils nodding their heads in the breeze. :)

Village Idiot 22.03.2012 12:31

Re: What is your tell-tale clue that it is spring?
 
The clock reads 05:14 on 20 March.

This is Switzerland. There are no tell-tale clues. Precision is all. :D

Spring ends at 23:09 on 20 June. Just to save anyone asking. ;)

TiMow 22.03.2012 12:39

Re: What is your tell-tale clue that it is spring?
 
Yesterday - 21st March - we were being informed, on the radio, that it was the official meteorological start of spring.

Obvious really - nature's seasons coincide nicely with the quarter days/equinox - especially in CH.

Village Idiot 22.03.2012 12:45

Re: What is your tell-tale clue that it is spring?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TiMow (Post 1520323)
Yesterday - 21st March - we were being informed, on the radio, that it was the official meteorological start of spring.

Obvious really - nature's seasons coincide nicely with the quarter days/equinox - especially in CH.

Thank you for this very precise answer. Enjoy your prize. :D

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/...73_468x286.jpg

PaddyG 22.03.2012 13:16

Re: What is your tell-tale clue that it is spring?
 
The clocks go forward.

TiMow 22.03.2012 13:27

Re: What is your tell-tale clue that it is spring?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Village Idiot (Post 1520327)
Thank you for this very precise answer. Enjoy your prize. :D

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/...73_468x286.jpg

Does brake fluid still do the trick, then?

eligc 22.03.2012 13:42

Re: What is your tell-tale clue that it is spring?
 
...very very bright sunny looooong days :msngrin: Just love it!

Peg A 22.03.2012 13:55

Re: What is your tell-tale clue that it is spring?
 
The change in aroma - outside smells "green", more people (including myself) with windows open also means that in addition to the green growth, you can smell what your neighbors are having for lunch. Very homey and comforting to me. (The seasonal increase of "green" smell reminds me of my time north of Chicago, I loved my apartment there and the scent memory is wonderful)

grynch 22.03.2012 13:58

Re: What is your tell-tale clue that it is spring?
 
I love that first day that you can here the birds chiriping
see the sun shinning so bright and feel it's warmth on your skin
you can smell the flowers and the freshly cut grass

it's also the first day the interns come out to sun themselves :D

Assassin 22.03.2012 13:58

Re: What is your tell-tale clue that it is spring?
 
People on EF asking the uninformed masses if it's OK to put their summer tires back on their cars.

charz 22.03.2012 14:05

Re: What is your tell-tale clue that it is spring?
 
When my cat wakes me up at five in the morning to open the window!

when its cold she has no desire to go out and freeze her bum on the windowsill. So I guess spring starts for me when the cat goes freely out and my morning coffee is taken between snores from the rest of the family.

rohanhpt 22.03.2012 14:07

Re: What is your tell-tale clue that it is spring?
 
When i start regretting, stepping out of the house with my warm jacket on!

Odile 22.03.2012 14:12

Re: What is your tell-tale clue that it is spring?
 
When the Red Kites return and our field burst into 1000s of wild purple and white crocuses. When all the snow has melted from the bottom of our garden.

And when the groups of bikers start going mad- roaring their engines, and driving past at ridiculous speeds - they do not cruise around here:D sadly.

guyc 22.03.2012 14:13

Re: What is your tell-tale clue that it is spring?
 
Love is in the air

Puhutes 22.03.2012 14:31

Re: What is your tell-tale clue that it is spring?
 
Mmmm spring!!!
http://www.gardenersnet.com/flower/pics/crocus5.jpg

crazygringo 22.03.2012 14:35

Re: What is your tell-tale clue that it is spring?
 
the running of the Daytona 500.

;)

greenmount 22.03.2012 14:37

Re: What is your tell-tale clue that it is spring?
 
Flowers and birds. Teenagers wearing t-shirts...:)

hannah'sauntie 22.03.2012 17:00

Re: What is your tell-tale clue that it is spring?
 
The sun shines, the flowers bloom and I feel smiley. :)


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 12:02.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0