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Chatting => Chatting on the Plot => Competitions => Topic started by: John on April 04, 2011, 14:05

Title: Competition #17 - Weather
Post by: John on April 04, 2011, 14:05
Spring has sprung and we've survived the winter, which really was tough last year. So this competition is about the weather.

It could be anything from your chooks in the winter snow to your seedlings popping up in spring or plants wilting in the summer sunshine (surely we had one day of sun!!) Just so long as it is related to the weather and gardening or poultry keeping

We've got prizes! The Weather Club are offering three FREE annual memberships (worth £25 each).

Membership to theWeather Club makes for the perfect present for weather lovers and those after a more interesting gift to give to their friends and loved ones, whilst also raising money for charity.

Not only a one off gift, theWeather Club has found a wonderful way to help spoil someone special whilst also ensuring a year long weather adventure.  At only £25, this gift membership includes a striking Galileo thermometer, exclusive membership card, subscription to quarterly magazine 'theWeather' - packed full of weather related news and features, a set of weather postcards, a collectable A-Z of weather terminology, access to events and weather forums and a great range of discounts on weather related products for the year.

theWeather Club is a charity organisation run by the Royal Meteorological Society  to advance the understanding of weather and climate through education and participation. To purchase a gift membership package or voucher, visit www.theweatherclub.org.uk/shop or call 0845 604 8139.  

This competition will run until the evening of Sunday 1st May 2011

The simple rules:

   
Full rules can be found Here (http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=15798.0)

Help Posting Photographs (http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=19476.0)
Title: Re: Competition #17 - Weather
Post by: Pol on April 04, 2011, 23:27
Title
Bums away Ginger

The 3 Degrees oh no its not its The 3 Orpingtons

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff221/Aunt__Sally/Comp%2017/POL.png)
Title: Re: Competition #17 - Weather
Post by: Ma Lowe on April 05, 2011, 09:56

Looks like the chickens have thawed and dug their way out.


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Title: Re: Competition #17 - Weather
Post by: viettaclark on April 06, 2011, 00:18
Spring Strut.
Wild cherry plum blossom and emerging camelias with happy hens.

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Title: Re: Competition #17 - Weather
Post by: Nige2Plots on April 10, 2011, 17:35
Water Butts Full!
This was Plot6b in the beginning

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Title: Re: Competition #17 - Weather
Post by: hightide on April 10, 2011, 22:08
Bird! this is your final warning.

Stop sunbathing and get back to work!

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Title: Re: Competition #17 - Weather
Post by: hillfooter on April 11, 2011, 00:11
Rumple's first snow experience

Rumple, the Modern Game cockerel, is not too sure about this cold white stuff.  Probably hoping one of those girls would get a move on and be the first to brave it.

(http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m491/hillfooter/Chicken%20Chat%20posts/Rumplesfirstsnow.jpg)

HF
Title: Re: Competition #17 - Weather
Post by: pigeonpie on April 11, 2011, 18:46
Thank you Aunt Sally!

Well, this is my contribution of my friend doing some gardening...

It's entitled "The Bare cheek of the weather..."   :ohmy:

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Title: Re: Competition #17 - Weather
Post by: MJS on April 11, 2011, 20:41
Might as well use my profile picture :)

"Waterlogged winter on the allotment"

just about sums it up for me. ::)

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Title: Re: Competition #17 - Weather
Post by: arugula on April 12, 2011, 19:30

Can we put the tomatoes out yet?


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Title: Re: Competition #17 - Weather
Post by: compo on April 13, 2011, 17:27
 My Max having a rest after trying to eat most of the snow  ::)

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Title: Re: Competition #17 - Weather
Post by: Jamie Butterworth on April 20, 2011, 17:29
The tranquility of the midnight sun :)

Taken from a cruise ship in iceland at midnight.

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff221/Aunt__Sally/Comp%2017/Jamie.png)
Title: Re: Competition #17 - Weather
Post by: Paul Canning on May 01, 2011, 07:07
(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d33/Donegal_Paul/Allotment/sunrise002.jpg)

May Day Sunrise at 5.30am on the allotments and it's already 5 celsius
Title: Re: Competition #17 - Weather
Post by: Paul Plots on May 01, 2011, 11:14
On the way home after a long stay on the plot. A rare treat!

(http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff221/Aunt__Sally/Comp%2017/Learner.png)
Title: Re: Competition #17 - Weather
Post by: Yorkie on May 01, 2011, 19:13
A lotty site, with the top of York racecourse behind the trees in the distance.

(http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll181/Yorkie1_photos/DSCF0346-1-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Competition #17 - Weather
Post by: Aunty on May 01, 2011, 22:06
Voting is now OPEN and will last for seven days.


John has decided to allow all pictures entered to be included in the voting as we have 3 great prizes to give away.  As we have 3 prizes I will give you three votes each.  Cast them all at the same time before submitting.
Title: Re: Competition #17 - Weather
Post by: Jamie Butterworth on May 08, 2011, 17:19
Does the competition end today?
Title: Re: Competition #17 - Weather
Post by: Aunty on May 08, 2011, 17:52
It does Jamie.  Just after 10 p.m.
Title: Re: Competition #17 - Weather
Post by: joyfull on May 08, 2011, 17:55
So come on everybody get voting  :)
Title: Re: Competition #17 - Weather
Post by: Aunty on May 08, 2011, 22:08
The competition voting is now closed and the results are:


1st - Pol with 23 votes

2nd - hillfooter with 22 votes

3rd - Paul Canning with 14 votes

Close on their heels  - argyllie with 13 votes

Well done all three of you – great photos :D

If you would each PM your name and address to John or Val they will send you one of the three prizes of a year’s annual memberships to “The Weather Club”.
Title: Re: Competition #17 - Weather
Post by: joyfull on May 08, 2011, 22:09
Well done to all the winners - some lovely photos there  :)
Title: Re: Competition #17 - Weather
Post by: Pol on May 08, 2011, 22:36
Thanks to everyone who voting for the Orps
Mr Daisy say thanks
Title: Re: Competition #17 - Weather
Post by: mumofstig on May 08, 2011, 22:38
well done to the prizewinners, and to everybody that posted pictures, they were lovely :)
Title: Re: Competition #17 - Weather
Post by: hillfooter on May 08, 2011, 23:23
Thanks for the votes, Rumple will be very pleased.  Well done POL and all the rest who sent some amusing and imaginative photos.

With all those sunsets/rises we should have a sky scapes competition which I'm sure would have some super shots. :D
Title: Re: Competition #17 - Weather
Post by: John on May 09, 2011, 00:06
That was a close run competition, some very good entries, thanks everyone. I'm away for a couple of days but will sort prizes on my return.
Title: Re: Competition #17 - Weather
Post by: Paul Plots on May 09, 2011, 00:47
Congratulations to the winners... lovely photos!  :)
Title: Re: Competition #17 - Weather
Post by: arugula on May 09, 2011, 06:17
Well done to the winners - great photos! :D
Title: Re: Competition #17 - Weather
Post by: Ma Lowe on May 09, 2011, 21:21
Congratulations to all winners. Well deserved and fab photos some that made me laugh out loud (Pol & Hillfooter) Well done everyone els too as all the photos were great  :D
Title: Re: Competition #17 - Weather
Post by: Paul Canning on May 09, 2011, 23:08
Only just now had a chance to have a look as ive been so busy ! woohoo!!! congrats to all that entered though, some lovely pics!!
Title: Re: Competition #17 - Weather
Post by: MJS on May 12, 2011, 19:36
Congratulations to the winners, great pics! :D 
Title: Re: Competition #17 - Weather
Post by: pigeonpie on May 13, 2011, 23:06
Congratulations to the winners, they really were some fantastic shots. 

We might have grumbled about the snow but at least it provided us with some good opportunities for some great pictures!