March 22, 2009

My Garden In Early Spring.

Spring has arrived and my garden is slowly waking up. The bushes have visible buds and all the spring bulbs are flowering, with exception of daffodils, which will bloom most likely in a couple of weeks, just in time for Easter. In fact, the Danish name for daffodil in translation is "Easter Lily".

The crocuses are now reaching their peak, in a week they might all be gone. They love the sun and on a clear day their crowns will open, bursting into brilliant yellow and purple. In fact, crocuses here are lining the roads and make up for a carpet of colours to be enjoyed on my drive to work.

The herb garden is still very barren, but I can see green sprouting here and there. The clematis that I cut down in February has buds. So does the rose, which displays small pink leaves.
Insect are slowly waking up too, such as the lady bug in the picture above, soaking up the sun while resting among the spring flowers.

Unfortunately, weather this far up north is still very unpredictable in March. Even though days full of warmth and sun have arrived, the possibility of a late winter storm is still lurking. Unbelievable, but true. It can snow as late as April and therefore, spring is at this very early stage highly unstable.

Today was a wonderful sunny day, but it was very windy. The wind was howling through my windows and even though the sky was blue, the air was still very cold.
A wonderful day to stay in, looking out. Amazingly, I woke up early , almost with the raising sun. This was one of those quiet mornings that I thoroughly enjoy. The rare mornings, when the rest of the world is still fast asleep. I enjoyed it while baking rye rolls and watching the world come alive with hot cup of steamy coffee.
I love these lazy Sundays.

8 comments:

Mahmud Yussop said...

This must be the reason why we miss the seasons. Like in early spring you're already awakened by Nature's magic. In our tropical evergreen climate, there is so much riotous diversity and 'everydayness' that a lot of nature's magic get unnoticed except by trained eyes. Oh, your post make me wonder,'Nothing beats a lazy spring Sunday'. And thereagain, your heart sings to the music of nature's awakening. Lovely flowers. Thanks for sharing.Pluck some for me,please.

language_culture@ideology said...

An excellent description!Reads like a poem and the pictures match the words.

steviewren said...

I love to be awakened by the sunrise in the spring. There is so much energy connected to the return of the sun, bright mornings, the sound of birds singing which makes me jump out of bed ready for the day. I never do that in the winter.

Your baking rolls makes me want to go bake some muffins. I hope I have all the ingredients.

Protege said...

=Mahmud,
I love your poetic comments.;)Yes, I do understand what you mean by the fact that some sort of magic is gone when seasons are absent. But then again, I would love to be close to those kind of beaches you have in your vicinity and to never freeze or be snowed in.;)

=language...
thank you for your kind words and thanks for stopping by.;)))

=steviewren,
that is so right, it is amazing how much easier it is to get up when the sun is shinning and how much more energy we have when days are long.
I hope you got a chance to bake the muffins.;))

Noelle Chantal said...

I can see your garden is blooming already. Very nice! I just hope the late winter storm will never go your way. And I wish you more lazy sunny Sundays! :)

Protege said...

=Noelle,
thank you so much - I too hope that the winter is over for now.;) And now that Monday is almost over, we are again a bit closer to Sunday.;))
Thank you again for stopping by sweetie, I so appreciate your visits.;))

sallymandy said...

Beautiful and cheery! Thank you Protege. I loved seeing pictures of where you live, and what you see. Please keep showing us the changes in your garden.

xo

Protege said...

=sallymandy,
I will be happy to post pictures of my garden in different seasons.;)
Thank you so much for your kind words.;))