Friday, January 23, 2009

Spring in January?

This winter has been almost without snow so far, and the temperature hasn't been too bad either. 8 degrees C has not been unusual (if you don't believe me, look up this official weather-site and look for Bergen). In fact, yesterday I found the sallow above starting to bud, and today I found the hazel below almost ready for action.

I suppose we will have snow more than once after this, but at least there is now hope!

22 comments:

GAWO said...

Har seljepusene virkelig kommet så langt? Da kommer altså våren ekstra tidlig i år og allergien med. Det er bare å stålsette seg. Fram med nesesprayen!
Det første bildet likte jeg godt. Nærmere går det vel ikke an å komme uten å "fuske"

Jeni said...

Yep - seeing that bud is proof positive that life springs forth -out of the depths of some really cold weather no less! (Well, it's been really, really cold here anyway!)

Hyde DP said...

well our daffodils are showing under the willow tree.

PERBS said...

Hey! Don't rush winter!!!!!!!!

Ferreira-Pinto said...

Well, after 30 years I had snow where I live ... not that much but quite enough for us as you can see on my photo corner. I guess even for my cactus it must have been an unique experience!

And this whole week heavy rain and strong winds here in Portugal ... and you, up there, with spring coming by January?

Well, at least the photos are great.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

is it good or bad not to have so much snow? if you are used to a lot of snow, i suppose it means the climate has changed. but i think that a lot of snow is not the best weather, because it's just not easy to move around in a lot of snow
(nice photos - so detailed and clear)

Ferreira-Pinto said...

Thanks for the visit & for the final remark! :)

Petunia said...

Ja, våren ligger der på lur og bare venter på noen milde dager.
Flotte bilder!

GAWO said...

Har du lyst på en utfordring i helgen. Enkel og gei. Om du gidder så finn du den på fotobloggen min :-)

RuneK said...

Flotte bilder Rune, men også et varsko... det kan umulig være heldig at det starter så tidlig. God helg!

GMG said...

Hi Rune! TGIF!! ;)
What's happening? Europe is turning upside down, snow in the South, warmth in the North... ;))
Blogtrotter is still posting on Delhi! Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Ann said...

It has been a very peculiar season, we have Snowdrops already !! and rainy days followed by cold frosty days..very unpredictable... but your beautiful shots say spring is just around the corner...Yay!

raf said...

Two super detail shots there, Rune! Thank you. You sound almost a little disappointed about so little snowfall this winter. :)
Nice to see the buds though.

KOSTAS said...

The hazel is apiarian tree that blooms February and gives pollen and nectar in the bees!
Big hope for the apiarists in my country!

Barbara Martin said...

The first photo reminds me of the budding of the pussy willows here, a sure sign of spring coming.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

So you've got the good weather! Our temperatures have been an average of 2°C below normal and we've had tons of snow.

I hope the buds in Bergen don't get zapped by terrible cold in February. At least you've captured the buds' early glory with your camera. ;-)

Anemone said...

Helt ubeskrivelig nydelig Rune.
Deitt første bild var jo bare så søtt, mye bedre enn hva jeg presterte du, selv m jeg var utrolig glad jeg også når jeg fikk til et blinkskudd.
Ditt bilde er 2 var nesten litt vulgært,eller er der meg???





...sikkert...
God lørdag i alle fall.

Ida said...

Nydelige detaljer, om man bare går nærme nok.
Og det gjør du virkelig her.
Veldig flott! :)

imac said...

2 Beautiful Macro shots here Rune.

Anne-Berit said...

Tror jeg emigrerer til Bergen,ingen snø,vet dere hvor heldig dere er?God helg!

Anne-Berit said...

Glemte jo helt å si at bildene dine er kjempefine!

Kerri said...

Looks like you mastered the MACRO shot! These are gorgeous!! Well Done!!