Finally! Snowdrops are looking up from the ground.
The weather forcast had promised (or threatened, that depends on the mood I guess :-) :-) ) some rain mixed with snow this morning. But nothing so far and now that period soon will be over. But they have said the same thing for this afternoon, so I hope thay are wrong about that too :-)
My cacti is still green. It´s always a big risk they´ll rot here during winter.
Some rhododendrons aren´t that lucky I´m afraid. The brown one was a bit of a chance here even warm winters though.
I heard and saw the first cranes this morning. The only reason I could see them was that they flew very low in front of dark green spruces far away. I could count up to seventeen light grey spots, but I heard more further east. They have web cameras by the lake not far frtom me and if You want to see the cranes by Yourself here´s the adress: Cranes by the Cranelake
One thing You have to think about is the time difference. We are six hours before the american eastcoast and twelve hours (I think) after New Zealand.
That brown spot in the snow is the edge of my pond :-)
Two of the sown rhododendron still looks very healthy. The snow was a perfect protection from the cold for them.
The snow has melted rather fast I have to say. Outside my window I can see big areas withour snow now :-) But to go so far and say that spring has arrived is a bit to much yet. The first Snow drops can be seen in my garden and my cacti seemes to have survived the winter too. I´m planning on moving them soon, because they grow to shady so they´ll never bloom I´m afraid. But the place they grow on now is the most dry one during winter and that is what makes them survive here. No matter what one does, ones but will always stay behind, old swedish saying :-)
Hector and Bertil (in the background). I think they have longed for these open spots too.
Old Erna and Orvar.
I think I`m comming down with a cold or something. My nose is slightly stuffed, I´m freezing even though it´s warm and I´m sleeping rather much. I slept eleven hours this night and that is very much when it comes to me. Six or seven is the maximum otherwise. Well I´m already at home so I have all the time I need to sleep:-)
Well it´s time for another cup of tea and then I think a nap is in order :-)
Have a great day now!