The low light fight has begun.
It definitely is autumn, low tempetature, falling leaves and decreasing daylight, all signs that can´t be misunderstood. On the other hand, September was almost warmer than summer, and the warmest September Denmark have ever had. (The average of the highest daytime temperatures have never been higher).Buttom line is, that the weather is unpredictable and cant be trusted anymore as calender.
Luckily there is another reliable sign which can be used instead – perhaps a bit too eager but never mind -, that is the Christmas candy sale. I saw the first one today, and I know for sure now, that there is a long time to Christmas, and there will be many low light days to fight, before the turning point at December 22. (Sun rise 8:38am sunset 3:39pm)
Let the fight begin.
When I first saw a Green Shieldbug, busy climbing a very green plant, I was impressed to see how nicely nature had made it almost invisible. When I saw these two carefree bugs today, I had to lower my level of being impressed…unless we are dealing with feeding next step of the food chain. On second thought, I am impressed again.
Looks like we will get good weather again pretty soon.
It is summer, the weather has been very good for several weeks. Plants and grass are probably happy that the heat has been taken over by rain and gray clouds, lasting one week from now or more. Time to go inside and look for all the sweaters and warm clothes, which have been stored somewhere in a moment of “weatherly” optimism.
Sunny days at spring is not a given thing, but we’ve been lucky, and I have been able to watch and enjoy all the new arrivals from a good spot, while sitting on an old garden bench. I was not the only one who had a good time at the bench, the woodpecker had too.
It is spring, and all the dried things from last fall, which is to be found here and there in boxes, bowls, closets, and pockets, are on their way to a drawer, or some place similar. Perhaps they silently disappear to join the ecosystem.
Winter aconite, once again.
It appears that this flower has received a medal, the ” Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit”. I´m proud to host a big bunch of them. I wonder how they reacted when they found out about it. I will not wonder about what they did with the medal. Absolutely not. Or if it was big or small. Small one seems more likely.