Late spring

Well, the spring was late, and now it is late spring, but not a late spring anymore. Almost-summer. Sprummer? Around here, there are many wild cherry trees. White flowers en masse. That is over now. The garden cherries have also bloomed. Sadly I forgot to take photos. But, as most wonders of nature, it will …

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Spring is really late

“Let’s talk about the weather”. That is the epitome of small talk. Except of course for people really dependent on or affected by the weather, such as farmers or people living in areas that experience severe snow stroms, floods and hurricanes. For most people living in modernized areas, the weather is mostly a nuisance. The …

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Early spring: Hepatica of many colors

Today I found quite many Hepatica in our garden. That is unusally early. I do not think I saw them in March any other year. The common Hepatica (Anemone hepatica, formerly Hepatica nobilis) is one of the first wild flowers here in spring. It is common around where I live, but quite rare in many …

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