November 15, 2008
Spring in November?
Today is again a dreadful, windy, rainy and dark November day outside.
But, I am all tucked in sitting on my favorite chair with a cup of hot coffee and my laptop. I am comfortably relaxing in front of the fireplace while "Batcat" (which is the cat) is lying on the sheepskin at my feet, enjoying the warmth of the fire.
I read in the newspaper today that we are experiencing the warmest year on record in Denmark, right after 2006 and 2007. Particularly November and December seems to be warmer than usual.
I took these photographs of the bushes and shrubs in my garden earlier this week, to document a strange phenomenon, which I have been observing for a few years. It might perhaps be linked to the increase in average temperatures. The pictures here seem to bee depicting budding branches in the middle of the spring, but these are indeed taken in the middle of November of my two hedges in bloom.
Even though the flowers are small and weak, they are still there. Both the shrubs and the evergreen normally flower in late May, early June and it is an astonishing sight, when all the trees are bare and the nights are already frosty and cold.
I have already once written about the fact that flowers and fruits seemed to appear on rosebushes simultaneously in September. This week, my rose next to the fence was blooming.
I wonder, if this is natural occurrence and quiet common, or whether the nature is slowly changing.Or whether we are changing it.