WE HAD SNOW TODAY !

A few days ago we had about 20 C°, today we have 0 C°and snow! Luckily it didn’t stay long as it wasn’t cold enough, so I took a few pictures in the garden early this morning, no sun, no blue sky alas.

ONE OF THE BIRD FEEDERS
MY FIG TREE
FLOWERSTALKS
IVY COVERED IN SNOW
OUR OAK TREE

The temperature is supposed to go up again slightly but nowhere near the 20 C° we had. You get so easily adjusted to eating outside, enjoying the sun, working in the garden…. it was too sonn but it felt sooo good !!

Have a great weekend !!

MAY PICTURES

I walked arround in our street with my camera to take a few shots of the lovely Spring flowers our neighbours have in their front yard.

PRUNUS FLOWERS
CORNUS FLOWERS
MORE CORNUS FLOWERS
A TREE WITH LEAF BUDS ON THE TRUNK

I never saw this before so I was surprised and took a picture of it. I don’t know what tree this is.

MORE PRUNUS FLOWERS

I can’t believe it is almost mid May. The weather hasn’t been great so far, that is the reason everything started flowering later than usual. It was cold, windy and sunny when I took these pictures.

Today has been soft but we had sun, rain and wind but between the rain it was nice to be outside. I planted some veggies and herbs in the garden. I never have been this late with planting. But as we were told there won’t be nightfrosts anymore I could finally start planting.

Next time I’ll show you what is flowering in my garden.

Have a great week ! Keep safe, we are nearly there !!

TULIPS FROM AMSTERDAM

Well, not really from Amsterdam, I got them from my son. But tulips are known to come from Holland. They originally came from Turkey I think. But there was a time only the very rich could buy 1 or 2 bulbs, they were worth their weight in gold. I think at the moment they are the biggest exporters of tulips and bulbs of all sorts. As we live at the border with the Netherlands I go there often for shopping and flowers , food and clothes are a lot cheaper in The Netherlands. Alas alas in this covid era we are not allowed to cross the border just for shopping and I miss that a lot.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND !!

A BIT OF SPRING TODAY

We have a bit of Spring today, tomorrow will be Winter again ha ! But today is sunny and not too cold, when I have a walk in my garden with the dogs I hear a lot of buzzing from bees and bumble bees, I love that sound !! There are a lot of birds looking for nest material. The days are getting longer and I can smell it in the air. We are sure headding in the right direction.

ONE OF MY FAVORITE SHRUBS ; SKIMMIA KEW GREEN

When the flowers are open the whole shrub is buzzing, the buds appear in Autumn and soon the buds will open up. Very easy small shrub. Wintergreen and winter hardy, a gem in the garden. There are males and females, so if you want berries you need one of each.

Have a great week all !

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