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Artic Winds Today


By driad


Although it did eventually get bright this afternoon , this wind , that we have had for a couple of days , is really cold . It just makes you want to scamper indoors .
Our little trip to Portugal was lovely , but we seem to have caught some sort of bug , not quite a cold ,not quite ’flu , but quite tiring .
Enough of a moan , a picture for Hywel .

!This is called the Wedding Veil broom .!

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No it isn't ! I can never get this right .
I don't know what this is called .
I did put on another picture , but it hasn't uploaded .

19 Mar, 2015


I was wondering why it was named the Wedding Veil, but amazing all the same;0)

19 Mar, 2015


Fantastic . I wish we hadwind here to blow the toxic smog away here.

19 Mar, 2015


It is Agave attenuate ...we have several in our yard.
Sometimes it is called Fox Tail Agave. I posted some pictures of it in the past (last year)
Get well soon Driad.

20 Mar, 2015


Bitterly cold northeasterly here too?

hope you soon feel better, the virus is doing the rounds I think.
Keep snug x

20 Mar, 2015


It's wonderful,Driad..and what a size! sorry to hear you aren't feeling well,so hope you are better soon..We must be lucky here,as it was a beautiful sunny calm day yesterday,and looks like the same lots done outside..hope you had a lovely holiday ..:o)

20 Mar, 2015


Oh dear, Driad, all the way to Portugal to pick up a bug. You've more than likely caught it on the plane. Still, glad you had a good holiday. We've not long since come back from Albufeira, and had a lovely time,where were you?

20 Mar, 2015


Thank you all , especially for your good wishes .
It is an amazing cactus Pp ; I must have missed your pics Klahanie .
So it's an Algave .
The wind has dropped today , but the sun didn't make it out until noon , thereby missing the eclipse , but I would think that you had a good viewing , Pam . Still , did see it on the box with that nice Brian Cox and co .
Thrupenny , what is that smog ?
Don't over-do the gardening , Bloomer , it is lovely to "get out there " though .
We went to Tavira , Waddy . The weather was clear and bright .

20 Mar, 2015


Went to Tavira the time before last when we were there. It's lovely isn't it? Glad you've had a good time :)

20 Mar, 2015


Oh dear Driad thats not good, hoping you are feeling better soon, thats a great pic whatever it is.
After a really cold week, we turned turtle today with lots of sunshine and real warmth, I have my fingers xx for a good weekend....

20 Mar, 2015


Portugal is nice at this time of year - hope you had a great time and get over the bug soon. I thought your Agave was an Echium with the droops!
We've had lovely weather today and got a lot of brambles burned- OH came over all heroic and cut them down in order to be able to plain the fence.

20 Mar, 2015


Well it was warm inland , 11C , so we headed for a walk by the ocean , and it was a bitter 7C -- the wind blowing a gale but it looked wonderful , so that was a bit short lived .
A very cold wind again today , but Rugby saved the day for OH . Not a good outcome for the Welsh though , but a good match apparently !

21 Mar, 2015


That's a fantastic flower ! Thanks for showing it.
I'd love to see one in real life.
It's a pity the 2nd photo hasn't come out. It seems you've put words in the middle of the code for it.

I hope the bug has cleared now, and that you feel better :o)

22 Mar, 2015

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