We have some lavender plants in our garden. Every fall the plants seem to die. All the blossoms wither and the twigs shrivel. Thus, we trim them usually. But, we start trimming not earlier but the blossoms are withered.
This year this particular plant (although we have it already for some years) wasn’t interested to stop blooming. Even in December, when we got some snow, they didn’t stop. And now, in February, they are still blooming. What a surprise!
Thursday before last we got some snow for the first time this season. But, it does not stay long in the morning, despite it was a few cm thick on the ground.
Last Friday night (only about 48 hour ago) it began to snow again. Snow felt down the whole night and the whole morning. Getting the snow away from the gateway needed about an hour. And it didn’t stop snowing until now (Sunday afternoon 16:00h). Sometimes like a snowstorm, sometimes like a fine powder. Many kids home for a white Christmas, now.
But, the temperatures are still around the freezing point (0°C) and the forecast proposes +6-8°C for Tuesday. So, the winter wonderland won’t last for long, I guess, because, the snow will turn to rain and the already fallen snow will melt.
For our state, the traffic news, announced more than 250 km of traffic jam only on the motorways. The railways are hindered by the snow, too. (Winter always comes as an unforeseen surprise). Better, to stay at home in the warm.
Image taken with my smartphone and edited with Luminar 2018.
For this themed MMC I re-edited an older image. As the theme is “shadow”, this series from March 2010 came to my mind.
It’s taken during a hike at a wonderful sunny day with a nearly cloudless blue sky. A snow storm covered the landscape with a very solid coating of fresh snow the day before and brought back a winter wonderland for a few days, although winter was already over at that time.
This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.
I’d also encourage you to participate. The conditions are published in each of here Monochrome Madness posts.