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From my window I can see - a flock of seagulls,

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Vintagefinemaid

Vintagefinemaid Report 4 Feb 2013 08:52

but I'm not by the sea!!!

What can you see from your window?

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 4 Feb 2013 08:55

I can see that they need cleaning.

:-( :-( :-D

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 4 Feb 2013 08:57

Through the houses/bungalows I can see the school traffic creeping along the road and further away I can see Robinswood Hill. And a very grey sky. On the ground in the garden are two chaffinches and two blackbirds looking for breakfast.

Julia

Julia Report 4 Feb 2013 09:03

Apart from them being in the same state as those of Prickles Babes, the trees at the bottom of the garden are in a horizontal position rather than vertical owing to a very strong Westerly wind that is howling. It is sunny though but bitterly cold.

Morning All

Julia in Derbyshire

JackBunion

JackBunion Report 4 Feb 2013 09:11

I can see up to the Brecon Beacons in one direction and the Bristol Channel (just) in other direction across Vale of Glamorgan. Beautiful, sunny and dry day here so far - not even that cold (45C).:-D :-D :-D

And in the foreground are black bin bags with general rubbish and recycleable bags with tins or cardboard blown all over the road. Some of them have now been there since Thursday 24 Jan as we had no weekly collection that day nor Thurs 31st Jan. :-( :-( Whether we get a collection this week is in the lap of the gods :-( :-

Wend

Wend Report 4 Feb 2013 09:13

Morning all :-D

Sun is shining, sky is blue, but the sea in the distance is hazy this morning. My two mimosa trees are just about to burst into bloom - they always cheer up my garden in February.

Guinevere

Guinevere Report 4 Feb 2013 09:27

Squrrels on the bird feeders and horses trotting around the fields over the back.

And birds waiting for their turn.

LadyScozz

LadyScozz Report 4 Feb 2013 09:27

The window of the study (where the computer is) I can see a bit of the front garden, lawn, tree ferns & various other plants.

The back of our house faces the ocean........ we have a glimpse of the Pacific, lots of green between us & the sea (often see whales during migrating season).

John ~ I had no idea that you got those temperatures in Wales lolol 45C? :-D

Island

Island Report 4 Feb 2013 09:31

There's no such thing as a seagull!

Although some gulls live on the coast you don't have to be there to see them.

:-)

JackBunion

JackBunion Report 4 Feb 2013 09:36

Oops. Think I made a mistake, Scozz. Blame old age. It is never that hot down here.

I meant to put 35C :-D :-D ;-)

Think Pacific sounds even more attractive a view than a slight glimpse of the Bristol Channel several miles and half an hours drive away :-D But we do get seagulls up here, particularly when the bin men don't collect our rubbish.

Island

Island Report 4 Feb 2013 09:38

They are not seagulls John!

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 4 Feb 2013 09:41

windows too dirty - can't see much :-D :-D

from upstairs however I can see Caerphilly mountain with the radar station on the top - when I was growing up, for the first nineteen years - I could see the radar station from the other side of the mountain!!

If I stand on a chair I can see Castell Coch :-D

JackBunion

JackBunion Report 4 Feb 2013 09:50

Island, there seems to be a problem here with Laridae - otherwise known in English language as seagulls.

What about:
"The Seagull" by Anton Chekhov
"The Seagull" - opera by Thomas Pasatieri
Band "Flock of Seagulls"
Operation Seagull in WW2
Seagull Rock off Tasmania

I have called most Laridae "seagulls" all my life. Suspect others have also. Technically, you are correct. But you won't change us easily :-) ;-)

+++DetEcTive+++

+++DetEcTive+++ Report 4 Feb 2013 10:11

The top of the garden fence, part of next door's extension, the roof of a house which is 'round the corner' and a vapour trail in the blue sky; there are also has a few high clouds.

If I turn round to look out of the patio door, then our garden (obviously) and behind that, a flint faced farm house dating to a least 1590. The decorative chimney pots are one reason why we bought this home - something interesting to look at when washing up!

Island

Island Report 4 Feb 2013 10:21

I wouldn't dream of attempting to change anyone John.
How about bowing to anothers area of expertise, just out of respect, instead of trying to get one over on others the whole time?

Julia

Julia Report 4 Feb 2013 10:27

Well said, Island. There is always one, isn't there, and in the case of this Chat Board, it is always the same person.

Julia in Derbyshire

JackBunion

JackBunion Report 4 Feb 2013 10:30

It says gulls OR seagulls in dictionary for Latin species Laridae. We (probably incorrectly) tend to call all Laridae seagulls. I bow to your expertise and have learned something this morning.


AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 4 Feb 2013 10:34

do you always have to be so nauseating - why oh why do you always sound as if you are teaching us something we didn't already know - you are forever elaborating and quite frankly you usually make yourself look even more of a twit

eg - on the rugby thread - ben fato insted of ben fatto

JackBunion

JackBunion Report 4 Feb 2013 10:39

AnnC "Well done" in Italian in ben fatto (sorry to have to teach)

Why do you have to be so nauseating when I have already admitted Island knows her birds better than me. Bow means lean forward modestly - not bow wow :-(

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 4 Feb 2013 10:41

:-S :-S :-S :-S I am aware it's ben fatto - you were not, and that is why I corrected you - see what I mean about being a twit