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.