25 April 2007

Ssshh! It's sleeping.

Wood anemone (Anemone nemorosa)

Some old cultural landscape in the vincinity still harbours a diverse flora. Right now, the Wood anemone has the area to herself, and sleeps undisturbed with her petals wrapped about her face.
Oh, well. I'll never be counted among poets, that's for sure. But I hope you can sense the mood anyway.

18 April 2007

Broken Ice


After two sulking posts for starters, it is time to get down to business.

Finally, the ice is gone from the good lake. Spring has launched an early surprise attack, and nature is queueing for the return to life.

While the last ice is busy melting from the shaded north slopes, the first flowers and leaves are emerging. The great outdoors is simply the best place to be at the moment. Here's a couple of shots from a short stroll two days ago:

Alunsjøen is backup water supply for Oslo. But nobody mends the fences anymore.

Blåveis, Hepatica nobilis, is a highly cherished spring token in Southern Norway. It doesn't have an English name. It is only present in continental Europe.