Friday, February 10, 2012

Early sign of spring?

Hugh McBean, the greenkeeper at Nairn bowling club was down at the green today, he found this peacock butterfly in the middle of the green. "The butterfly was quite lively," Hugh told the Gurn, "I Don't think I've ever seen any this early in the year."

11 comments:

Eilen-Donan-MacRath said...

I was looking at the grass in my back garden today and it looks a lot longer and thicker and it needs possibly cutting. Ive never seen this before ever as long as i have lived in Nairn. The Weather must be getting warmer and the ground damper so what does that mean?. Can any of you Nairn Gurnmiesters explain this.

Pookie Candelabra said...

Global Warming, of course. Check this out:
• Average temperatures have climbed 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit (0.8 degree Celsius) around the world since 1880, much of this in recent decades, according to NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies.
• The rate of warming is increasing. The 20th century's last two decades were the hottest in 400 years and possibly the warmest for several millennia, according to a number of climate studies. And the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports that 11 of the past 12 years are among the dozen warmest since 1850.
• The Arctic is feeling the effects the most. Average temperatures in Alaska, western Canada, and eastern Russia have risen at twice the global average, according to the multinational Arctic Climate Impact Assessment report compiled between 2000 and 2004.
• Arctic ice is rapidly disappearing, and the region may have its first completely ice-free summer by 2040 or earlier. Polar bears and indigenous cultures are already suffering from the sea-ice loss.
• Glaciers and mountain snows are rapidly melting—for example, Montana's Glacier National Park now has only 27 glaciers, versus 150 in 1910. In the Northern Hemisphere, thaws also come a week earlier in spring and freezes begin a week later. (See National Geographic)

P xx

my spring has sprung said...

Pookie, you are so full of hotness

SMITTEN said...

My Gosh Dear Pookie looks & sounds like a " Right Hot Bit of Stuff" which may in a very small way also add to The Global Warming but I must admit I always look forward to hopefully reading comments made by The Delectable Miss Candelabra,who is top of the list for a Valentines Card XXX

Thermals said...

Pookie can warm my globals anytime she likes

Pookie Candelabra said...

Well smite me down and call me Clarabel. I'll hold you to that then, matey. Better not just be a load of old BS. You know how I absolutely loathe hot air. P xx

Pookie Candelabra said...

I had no idea I was in such great demand, shucks guys...
Now, does anyone in Nairn or beyond have anything relevant to add, on the subject of Climate Change? Or is that all a bit too taxing for a Saturday nite?

Hmm? P xx

Anonymous said...

No such thing as global warming ..it's a mith!!

tipo said...

Yeah I reckon global warming's a moth as well anon

Yum Yum said...

How about a more relaxing sunday morning Darling Pookie for a gentle discussion regarding global warming, as all the roasts are being prepared,with ovens full on cooking the beef & yorkies, potatoes, gravy,carrots, peas,or someone may be glancing at The Marsden Cookbook preparing a peace of venison, the energy that must used in The UK on a Sunday must phenominimal,plus all that testerone that must be oozing from these Guys that have fancy for the delectable Miss Candelabra it must be sky high!!.

PS does Pookie have a fan club you can join ?

Pookie Candelabra said...

Sorry, meat is murder, baby. And as for Anonymous and 'tipo' (?!!) Climate change 'a myth'?!!? You think so? Keep telling yourself that, numbnuts!! Fanclubs are ok if you're into that sort of thing, but tend to attract weirdos - so yes, start one by all means. Toodle-ooh.
P xx