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Autumn leaves

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The low light fight

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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.

Confidence

Green Shieldbug

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.

Winter aconite

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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.

Frost

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It is December, winter, and yet almost surprising to see frost on leaves. Climate Change.

december 21

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December 6

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The story about nisser are kept alive in many ways, by word of mouth or as here, by stories told in books. Nisser are popular and welcome, but only in December and until Christmas – December 24.

December 2

Danish Christmas trees for sale

In the start of December, you can get any size of Christmas tree, a small one to put on a table, or a large one, which may be so high that you have to cut the top in order to make it fit into the living room. You can also choose between different types of spruce. If you wait to buy just before Christmas though, you’ll have to take what is left, and that will probably be a tree with personality, crooked, missing some of its branches.

December 1

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First day of December, and time to light the “calendar-candle”, with the 24 numbers on. One for each day until the big day, the 24th, where families are getting together to celebrate Christmas with dinner, dancing around the Christmas tree, and exchanging presents. 24 days very busy days to go. I will show you some of the Christmas preparations in the following blogposts. Welcome to my Christmas calendar 2015