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Fall

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Hallo again

gardensmall flowers birgitte tarding

I am still here, but the question is if I am the only one left at this blog?
I haven´t been blogging for a while, but it was just a matter of finding new energy and inspiration.

I need a new camera as the old one is completely worn out. For some time I have been using my iPhone, which is OK for many occations, but not really inspiring in the long run.

Despite my silence, I have have had you, -my blogfriends-, in my mind all the time, and missed the regular news and inspiring pictures you are posting. I guess we just need a little (blogging) rest now and then, and hope that my is over now.
June is the start of summer in Denmark. I hope it is ready to wake up, as well.

Autumn leaves

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The low light fight

autumn

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

frost and leaves

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

december 21

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December 6

julebog om nisser

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.