May 03, 2010

Quantum Leap Of Nature.

Quantum Leap is actually a physical phenomenon, but somehow it feels as a very adequate term to use in order to describe the progress our nature has made within this past week. And if you take a look at the images below, I am sure you will agree.

The change is enticing at the very least. As I write this, I recall some of your comforting words in your comments a few weeks ago, telling me that you see the changes happening over night and that I will too soon. Well, you were correct.

The progress is leaping forward with an astounding speed, almost each hour offers a new change. My hedge lining the back terrace has turned green within a matter of days. Once again, the patio becomes a secluded spot, hidden from view by the ever growing foliage. Our cherry trees are now in the beginning of their bloom and of course, the birch trees has changed beyond recognition.

The perfect combination of rain and sun that we received last week produced visible results. Our birch tree is not only in full bloom, but the very first leaves are now obvious. The recent three weeks delay has been shortened to only ten days.

As we make the transition from April to May, this signals the beginning of the absolutely best time of the year in Scandinavia. It brings not just the culmination of the spring season, but also the imminence of the magical white nights.

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24 comments :

Sandy said...

Your birch tree is coming along quite nicely Zuzana! It looks lovely and such a beautiful blue sky for the second of May! We're staying another day at the campground (Ocean City MD). Rain is coming today (and it is windy here). We have cleaned out, sorted through, organized all of our drawers, cabinets and closets in our RV. We have three duffle bags of clothes to take back home. I think Hubby was proud of me for thinning out the clothes. I always take too much on our trips. Today will be cleaning day - sweeping out the trailer and washing down the refrigerator. Tomorrow we head back home. It's a pleasant two and 1/2 hour drive home. Don't work too hard this week. It is so lovely to be retired. Neither one of us miss working.

Teacup Lane (Sandy)

Alesa Warcan said...

Fascinating to see the leap forward of life...

It's also interesting that the grass and the barn also seem to be more vividly colored. Is it a trick of the light or an effect of post editing? Spring is nigh. Hurray!

Brian Miller said...

everything is so green, that is what i was thinking yesterday sitting ont eh back porch...even the grape arbor is now lush...so beautiful and peaceful...glad yours found you quickly...smiles.

Paul C said...

I agree that this is the best time of year. Your profusion of growth is so vibrant. Favourable rains, pleasant temperatures, walks in the park...quantum leaps of green and beauty.

Eternally Distracted said...

I love your before and after pictures... I could do them here but I'm not sure much changes from one month to the next here... maybe a grain of sand here and there!!

Hilary said...

Ah yes, it's clear and obvious now. Breathe deeply.. it's such a beautiful season.

Betsy said...

Wonderful! I'm loving the change to green here!

Donna said...

That's quite a change! This is a wonderful time of year.

Hugs,
Donna

Claus said...

Visible and outstanding changes indeed! Aren't rain and sun combined just great? that's how we have it mostly around here, so there is always something green and blooming.
Have a great Monday!

tony said...

Birch Is My Favourite Tree.Mine Too Is Coming On A Treat.A Lovely Time!

LadyCat said...

What a dfference! Everything is greener and the sky is bluer. Very nice : )

Bachelor said...

It's amazing how things grow right before our eyes and yet we sometimes miss the change unless we haven't looked for awhile. The blossoms on our redbud tree have deminished as the young vibrant leaves have taken over with great speed. Have a great day, Zuzana!
:) The Bach

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

Lovely bloom... So pleasing to see our trees in full bloom right?

With Peacocks in Viralimalai
A Bridesmaid in Saree

steviewren said...

I know you're so ready for spring. I'm glad that it's finally arrived for you! Your tree certainly had a mega burst of growth from the looks of those photos. It is slated to go up into the 90s this week. I'm not ready for the heat.

Beep said...

Since there seems to be a regular source of water in your world...I'll bet your springs, when they finally arrive, are incredibly beautiful. Worth the wait? :)

Scribe816 said...

I like your before and after pic’s on your May 1st posting. The rebirth of another new beginning is a wonderful feeling.
The transition from dead and brown to alive and green shows us that Mother Earth has not forsaken us.
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The one line from today’s post that caught my eye was; “The perfect combination of rain and sun…” Even though we may be impatient, nature knows when it’s the proper time.

Cottage Garden said...

I'm so glad spring has finally arrived for you Zuzana, it sounds like everything is now ready for growth and flowering - there is nothing quite like that new fresh green appearing. I've just been reading your last post about the loss of your evergreens and perennials - always so sad - but you have bought some wonderful new specimens and they look fab in your blue pots!

Have a wonderful sunny week my friend.

Jeanne x

sprinkles said...

I'm glad your spring has finally arrived! Mine seems to be teasing. It'll be nice for a few days and then cold for the next several days. I'm half way wondering if we're going to have much of a summer at all! I'm sure we will, I just have to be patient.

Your birch tree has really gotten very green in just a week! Not only is it greener but it's filling out, too!

My irises are going to bloom I'm thinking by the end of the week. My mom planted them for me last year. They didn't bloom then but I've got buds on them now. So excited!

Diana (Di) said...

Hello Zuzana,

I am so happy spring has finally come to you and brought the warmth of color in your garden. We have had rain, more rain and cooler than normal temperatures, but the garden is alive and will not be held back.
Have a wonderful week ahead.

Rajesh said...

The ways of nature is really strange. Nobody has control on it. Nice to see the positive changes.

Holly said...

Oh, I am so excited for you. I wish I was there to see your spring in all of its glory! Your words paint such a colorful and magical picture!!

Zuzana said...

Sandy, Alesa, Brian, Paul, Eternally…, Hilary, Betsy, Donna, Claudia, tony, LadyCat, The Bach, Mitr, Stevie, Beep, Scribe, Jeanne, sprinkles, Diana, Rajesh and Holly – thank you all for your great comments, yes indeed, everything is changing day by day.;)
The tree is already now again greener.

I always appreciate all your kind visits, thank you for taking the time to stop by.

Xoxo
Zuzana

Beverlydru said...

I look forward to reading about the white nights! I love that term.

Zuzana said...

Beverlydru, thank you for your visit, white nights have indeed started here.;)
xo