flowers, landscape, nature, photography

WPC: seasons

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This week’s topic for the weekly photo challenge by “The Daily Post” is “seasons”

Although, this image is nearly one year old, but the weather conditions are nearly the same. It’s taken right in front of our kitchen window.

After a quite warm (around 7-10°C) and snow-less winter, we now have temperatures below 0°C and a little bit of snow every other day.

Snowdrops and crocuses are already blooming, and even many daffodils are out.

Take care have a great weekend!

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flowers, seasons

spring is coming :-)

Three weeks ago610_3113-e_w, I wrote a post with photos taken during a hike through the winterly forest.

Much happened since than. Although we have had another snow storm on Monday morning, it really looked like spring today. Yesterday, a sunny day with mild +6°C made me take my camera and have a little walk in one of our parks. Two years ago I noticed snowdrops growing there. But, at that day they were already withered. Last year I was too early and when I came back, they were also already withered. Yesterday I was there at the right time. In German they are called Schneeglöckchen (~little snow bells). They are usually the first blooming flowers and grow despite remaining snow. Crocuses are the next ones to bloom.

The other blooming plants in my photos are crocuses and Christmas rose, a small flower blooming during snowy winter.

Enjoy!

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spring is around the corner!?

Friday late afternoon, when I came back from a short trip through our winterly snowy white forest,  I found these little spring messengers: some already blooming crocuses!

610_0436-e_wYou can find them in different colors: white, yellow, blue, violet and probably some others too.

The photos below shows the other side of our current landscape. On Monday morning we have had our last heavy snow storm, that had severe impact in the commuting traffic: more the 400 km of traffic jam on the motor ways in our state.

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Enjoy!