We have lots of Red Elderberry in our forest. I love the shape of these bushes and they are amongst the first ones to get leafs too.
The weather isn´t especially inviting today. It´s raining some, it´s blowing some and it´s not that warm either. But combiened these things does that the rest of the snow is melting even faster. So I welcome it :-)
Red Elderberry leaf and flowerbud.
But I and my dogs were able to take most of our morning walk before the rain started. We went into the forest and out on to the peninsula that leads out to the bog. Most of the snow and ice are gone from the road, but there are still lots of twigs and branches lying after the thinning of the forest last winter.
I didn´t get that many photo´s when we were walking, so I thought I could show what to expect in my garden soon. I never saves any of my photo´s so this is a copy from a copy so the quality isn´t the best on these comming ones. This is a Hepatica nobilis.
A Trillium hybrid.
I walked as careful as I could with my crutch and came half way out to the big ditch without troubles. My dogs loves running around there and it´s perfect in the way that they do get wet, but not durty :-) It was a bit difficult to take photo´s though, because the sky is dark grey and the trees made it even darker.
Anemone ranunculoides, the Yellow wood anemone.
I had made it almost all of the way back to the road when it happened. My right foot got stuck under a couple of twigs and I fell like a tree in a storm :-) I got a bit worried that something had happened to my new hip implants, but it seemes that´s the only place it doesn´t hurt right now :-):-)
One of my Helleboruses, Christmas roses.
I twisted most of my back and my neck and I think I might have broken or twisted my right wrist. My back and neck are slowly getting better but my wrist still hurts a lot. If the pain doesn´t go away by tomorrow I´ll go to the emergency so thay can x-ray it. But I´m hoping for the best :-) I´m a bit tired of hospitals now :-) :-)
But now I´ll make a pot of tea, some sandwiches and put wood in the stove. I think I´ll stay indoors most of today :-)
Have a great day now!