Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring (Again!)

Spring in the UK is a mish mash of warm to hot weather, interpreted with very cold spells, followed by RAIN!

An old English phrase goes:

“Cast not a clout till May be out”

My interpretation of this is “Don’t get your summer clothes out until the end of May”, and I have found this to be very useful in staying toastie warm in the chill of the UK Spring! To read  a bit more about this visit here!

Today…it’s windy and rainy…so here are my Spring Photos…..in the rain!

Perfect Pansy!

Perfect Pansy!

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Magnificent Mahonia 1

Magnificent Mahonia 1

Magnificent Mahonia 2

Magnificent Mahonia 2

Magnificent Mahonia 3

Magnificent Mahonia 3

Can't resist rain on the washing line!

Can’t resist rain on the washing line!

Super Scabious with drops!

Super Scabious bud with drops!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring 3

So, Spring is here and these two male pigeons (Percutio  and Pomeo) have obviously felt the sap rising!

They have been fighting and fighting over a certain female pigeon (Paloma)!

Here’s them in a slight stand off pose…..

Percutio Pigeon and Pomeo  Pigeon eye each other suspiciously and check each other out to see who's biggest!

Percutio Pigeon and Pomeo Pigeon eye each other suspiciously and check each other out to see who’s biggest!

But with the cunning of those who practise Tai Chi……

….Percutio leaps with the speed and stealth of a tiger shouting "Coooooo-ya!" at the top of his beak!

….Percutio leaps with the speed and stealth of a tiger shouting “Coooooo-ya!” at the top of his beak!

Deftly, Pomeo moves backwards whilst Percutio tries a sideswipe!

Deftly, Pomeo moves backwards wings in upright mode whilst Percutio tries a sideswipe!

Pomeo propels himself upwards in a counter attack…

Screeching in a viciously coo-ey sort of way that's scary only to pigeons Pomeo shouts, "She's mine and whilst I have beats in my wings and coos in my heart you will never have Paloma Pigeon as your gal!"

Screeching in a viciously coo-ey sort of way, that’s scary only to pigeons, Pomeo shouts, “She’s mine and whilst I have beats in my wings and coos in my heart you will never have Paloma Pigeon as your gal! Yaaaaaa-coo!”

Pomeo remembers the Griffin pose, taught by the ancient pigeons of London and begins his counter attack for real!!

Quite a scary Griffin pose eh?

Quite a scary Griffin pose eh?

Pomeo is back in control and Percutio knows he’s in trouble…..

Pomeo now takes on the"come a step nearer and I'll clock you one round the side of your feathered head mate" stance!

Pomeo now takes on the “Come a step nearer and I’ll clock you one round the side of your feathered head mate” stance!

Percutio wonders if he is beaten and skulks off down the fence…..

Percutio wonders if he is beaten and skulks off down the fence…..

They then both swoop off and land on the shed roof where it continues with Pomeo holding his ground with the

“Come a step nearer and I’ll clock you one round the side of your feathered head mate” stance again…..

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Meanwhile Paloma Pigeon watches……

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Other entries for this can be found at Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring 2

A hungry mother sparrow off to feed her babies….

A hungry mother sparrow off to feed her babies.

 

Ahhhhhhh…..goslings, though they didn't seem to want to have anything to do with me!

Ahhhhhhh…..goslings, though they didn’t seem to want to have anything to do with me!

 

These will change colour and become pine cones (I think!).

These will change colour and become cones (I think!).

 

I see goldfinches all year round, but I took this photo last week….and it's Spring….so….it's in this collection!

I see goldfinches all year round, but I took this photo last week….and it’s Spring….so….it’s in this collection!

 

New beech leaves after a shower of rain!

New beech leaves after a shower of rain!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring

Meet the glorious….

Osteospermum Astra White Imp!

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At this moment in time I don’t think I have a more favourite flower.

In my opinion it is perfect!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring

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