Tuesday, December 13, 2011

End of the autumn Syksyn loppu


Viime viikolla satoi ensilumi, joka onneksi on jo melkein sulanut. Nämä kuvat on otettu tänään ja avoimella paikalla missä morsinko ja väritatar (morsinkojen taustalla kuvassa) kasvoivat lunta on vielä, mutta puiden alla varjopuutarhassa lumet ovat sulaneet. Kevät ei tunnu niin kaukaiselta kun katselee pionien nousevia piippoja:)

Last week we got the first snow this year, but most of the snow has now melted. These photos were taken today, and in the open field where woad and japanese indogo grew (in the background of the woad) there is still some snow, but in my woodland bed the snow has melted. Spring doesn't seem so far away when I look at the peonys coming up from the ground:)




5 comments:

Velma said...

are you also having a mild and late fall? i picked a dandelion today. shocking!

Leena said...

Hi, yes, last winter was cold and long, and now this fall is warm and late, more to what I like:) No dandelions here but my snowdrops are also peaking from the ground and some of my hellebores have big flower buds:)

MM said...

Lovely pictures. Does the woad and Japanese indigo grow there naturally, or did you plant them? Woad grows wild in my state, but further east.

Leena said...

No, neither one grows naturally here, and japanese indigo is an annual here. Woad may over winter if the place is right but in my garden more than half of my woad plants have always died during the winter (but that's ok, because the first year leaves give the best blue anyway). There are couple of places near the coast where woad grows naturally and I think they are protected there.

MM said...

Interesting. I've read woad is considered a weed in parts of the US, including some parts of my state of Oregon, where it grows so well it crowds out the grasses used for cattle feed. I've not seen it growing wild locally, though, or maybe just haven't identified it. I've thought of trying to grow some but want to be sure it's not prohibited :-)