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ditchdwellers

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Weather Watchers
« on: May 09, 2013, 09:29:21 PM »
It was suggested on another thread that we have a separate thread to indulge our passion for discussing the weather!

So here goes........

On my patch of the south coast it is very blustery and the temperature has dropped.  There's some rain too.

How is it in your area?

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Re: Weather Watchers
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2013, 09:43:53 PM »
In my part of the world it poured for most of the morning and early afternoon. The evening has been beautiful though, cool and breezy, with banks of pinkish golden clouds racing overhead.

Back to the lashing rain tomorrow apparently.  >erm<

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Re: Weather Watchers
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2013, 10:08:45 PM »
I am the daughter of Earth and Water
And the nursling of the Sky;
I pass through the pores of the ocean and shores
I change, but I cannot die.
For after the rain with never a strain
The pavilion of Heaven is Gale,
And the winds and sunbeams with their convex gleams
Build up the blue dome of air,
While I gently laugh at my own cenotaph,
And out of the caverns of rain,
Like a child from the womb, like a ghost from the tomb
I arise and unbuild again.

Cold Wet and Windy
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wheelydad

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Re: Weather Watchers
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2013, 12:19:37 AM »
In my locality, the Pigeons have taken to wearing 'wellingtons'!!!

Dic Penderyn

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Re: Weather Watchers
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2013, 03:12:47 AM »
I think you'll find they're ducks.
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Re: Weather Watchers
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2013, 11:17:02 AM »
This morning the wind has calmed a bit and the sun is making occasional sorties from behind the clouds. Not bad really.

My neighbour has a tree with pale yellow leaves and the sun is making it glow right now. Very attractive.


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Re: Weather Watchers
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2013, 12:45:03 PM »
Yes, it is certainly better here today than yesterday now that the wind has dropped. It was bad enough to bring a tree down yesterday (sort of partway between where tone and I live).

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Re: Weather Watchers
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2013, 07:41:57 PM »
Not bad here either, winds still quite strong, but we had sunshine for most of the afternoon    >biggrin<

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Re: Weather Watchers
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2013, 07:51:26 PM »
The heavens have just opened here.  It looks like it will be sunshine & showers tomorrow.  Lovely not!!  I'll be dodging the showers in the morning when I'm out shooting a few arrows.  I need to do some practice before my first competition at the end of the month.

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Re: Weather Watchers
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2013, 08:19:20 PM »
I didn't know you played darts leg_iron.
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Re: Weather Watchers
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2013, 08:57:55 PM »
Lol.  My hobby is target archery.  I shoot sitting down on a perching stool & i now shoot a compound bow after changing from shooting with a recurve bow in september of last year.  A recurve bow is the type of bow that they shoot in the olympics.  In the para-lympics you can use a compound bow. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Target_archery
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bow_(weapon)

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Re: Weather Watchers
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2013, 09:53:17 PM »
Something I've always wanted to do but a bit late now as I doubt I would have the strength to pull the bow string.

I used to shoot though but that was with target pistol and rifle. Apart from my military service that is was member of Shotton gun club North Wales way back when.

Best of luck with your competition hope you come out on top.

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Re: Weather Watchers
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2013, 10:48:38 PM »
Much colder today, showery, overcast and breezy. A good excuse to make a nice warming sausage casserole - ideal as I had a conference call for work that over-ran (they always do) and it just took care of itself in the oven. I finished the call and tucked in.
29 years ago I did target shooting with a .22 rifle, I absolutely loved it.
The only time I tried archery (about the same period)  the bowstring caught the inside of my arm as I let go and I had a huge black bruise there for weeks. A shame, as I was good at shooting and kidded myself I would be good at archery too.
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Re: Weather Watchers
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2013, 10:52:40 PM »
The compound bow that i shoot with has an adjustable draw weight of only 20-30lbs.  I cant manage anything heavier. You can get light draw weight bows & you shoot with what bow is comfortable & that you can manage.  No one will think bad of you if you can only manage to shoot with a light draw weight bow. 

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Re: Weather Watchers
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2013, 10:56:10 PM »
You can wear an armguard that will protect your arm from being hit with a bowstring.  I know what being hit with a bow string is like.  I cant use a longbow because i keep hitting my arm with the string.  Also i use a modern bow & its held slightly differently to a longbow.