Friday, 24 February 2012
I spotted some snowdrops in our garden today. Most of them are still just buds, but a few have started to bloom.
If you've followed my blog for sometimes you know it's almost a tradition by now that I take pics of the first snowdrops and blog about them. You can find the 2011 snowdrop post here (better pics than this year) and the 2010 post here. Photos from 2009 was published here. The camera batteries were almost dead so there aren't that many photos to share today.
These photos above are from the garden facing the road. There are some snowdrops behind the barn too, but there's much more snow and ice left and the plants are in the shadow in a different way so they haven't begun blooming yet.
We've got some winter aconites too. This particular patch of aconites started to bud before the snow came and now that it's melted away they can finally begin to bloom.
The weather report said spring would come to Skåne today. Not sure if I agree because while it's several degrees above zero, the strong winds makes it feel colder than when the snow came. But I guess the windy weather today and yesterday are signs of spring approaching too, just like the flowers above. No spring without a spring storm -- and the good thing is that the winds clear the sky from those grey rain clouds that's been parked over the farm for days and weeks (weeks ago they were snow clouds, now it's warmer so they turned into less appreciated rain clouds).