Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Ready to go

To me spring begins on the first day of March, but Nature doesn't always agree with me. It has fooled us several times so far. However, today the thermometer in my car showed 10 degrees C while I was on my way to inspect how the winter has treated our summer cottage. There was still some patches of snow left, but at least this snowbell seemed ready to go.

My spring started today.

28 comments:

DawnTreader said...

How lovely!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

let us hope spring springs up soon

imac said...

Wow Rune, its a beauty.

Bare bilder - Pictures only said...

Snøklokkene er standhaftige og brøyter seg vei, snø eller ei. Nydelig bilde Rune:)

Gunnar said...

Ja det er bare å gi full gass.
Et knallbilde.

Malyss said...

Like spring, Poetic RuneE is back too!:o)

Honest Abe Lincoln said...

I think it still looks pretty cold there to me. We are just beginning to see Crocus in bloom now. And from now on things should start to green up.

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Hans HB said...

Knall bilde!
Snøklokke (?) opp av snøen....
Herlig!
Ha en fin kveld!

Paulie said...

4 more days and winter will be over on the calendar!

Your photo is gorgeous -- almost unbelievable that it would grow in such cold conditions. I love it!

Nice to see you posting again and your header is another winner. . .

Reader Wil said...

Snowbells are very brave. We have them in our gardens since half February. At this moment I have daffodils, crocuses and forsythia, so I agree with you that spring has begun.
I hope that your IKEA will not be so ugly like ours.

Woody said...

I'm so confused! Shouldn't I still be hiding beneath the snow??

Very nice!

Irene said...

Ååååå, så nydelig! De heter vel ikke snøklokker uten grunn! Et knallbra bilde .... ikke minst forteller det meg at naturen er vidunderlig!
Her ligger det masser av snø rundt huset. Men helt inne langs ytterveggen på solsiden av huset, er det bart. Og jammen, der står bittesmå stemorsblomster i knopp! Gjett om jeg ble glad?

Ha en god kveld!

Irene

Dagrun said...

Kjempefint, Rune! Likte det kvadratiske og enkelheten.

Phoenix C. said...

How lovely - it looks like a little magic lantern in the snow!

(I see now why you mentioned about my snowdrops with no snow!:)

Marka said...

And soon the ice will be gone and green will be everywhere!

Anne said...

Få ting er vel mer etterlengtet motiv enn de første vårtegn, og her er jo et perfekt eksempel på det :-)

Supert Rune, og mer mer mer mer mer

Halina said...

Sååå härligt fångat!
Mvh Halina

Barbara said...

Beautiful image. It was warm enough to not wear a coat here today!

Gry said...

Ååå, den var skjønn! Men for et kaldt liv!

Viola said...

Å stakkars liten blomsterknopp! Den vil så gjerne opp! :) Litt av en kontrast.. håper blomsten vinner over isen!! :)

Ønsker deg en god helg! :)

Erika said...

This is a miracle of nature. Very nice shot! I wish you a mild Spring!
Ciao from italy

Ken Mac said...

glad you'r back

Frida @ Pixelbloggen.se said...

What a nice find!

Barbara Martin said...

Those first little shoots seem so brave to poke their heads above the elements. A rare find of perfection, RuneE.

Carolyn Ford said...

such natural beauty...love it!

VALKYRIEN said...

Å så nydelig! Og tenk at det har kommet så langt i Bergen! Her jeg er finnes det ikke en sjanse på noen uker ennå (er ikke i Oslo om dagen). Slutter aldri å forundre meg over at disse vakre blomstene vokser rett opp av snøen!

lynnwiles said...

Isn't nature amazing. Our snow has melted and my first crocus bloomed today (in other words my spring started today) To see your snowbell ready in bloom while surround by frozen matter is a delightful sign. I like your header of pussy willows too Rune. Ours aren't quite there yet, but soon.

ladyfi said...

Such a delightfully brave flower! Superb shot.