1. Ogvorbis: A bear of very little brains. says

    Lovely flower.

    We have some crocuses (crocii?) blossoming in our area. And our mums are shooting up green shoots already. And I went online to pay my budgeted gas bill and the gas company won’t let me make a payment as I am too far ahead because it has been so warm (well, that and the new furnace with a smaller boiler and no leaks). Last week, I was out in shorts, sandals and a Hawai’ian shirt.

    Sigh. We really are seeing the unraveling of our current ecological paradigm, aren’t we?

  2. Kengi says

    That violet pushing out from last-year’s detritus is wonderful!

    Beyond the snowdrops (which are invasive anyway) we haven’t seen flowers yet, but other lilies have been pushing their shoots upwards already following more than a week of balmy spring temperatures in February. Today, however, we have snow cover. It’s been snowing for several days now but hasn’t managed to stick much on the overly warm ground. But today it’s managing to accumulate, covering up all earlier signs of spring.

    I wonder what happens to all the pollinators that came out early this year? We had bees flying into the snowdrop blooms over a week ago.

  3. kestrel says

    @Kengi: Bees do come out very early to gather what they can: some trees have pollen very early on, for example. Then they fly back to the hive where they huddle together against the cold. They do have to fly out of the hive every now and then to defecate, even when the weather is very cold, but they of course go right back in to the hive. So don’t worry about them, they are safe in their hive.

    In case anyone wonders why I have a nest inside my house… I raise canaries. That’s my first canary egg of the year. :-)

  4. Ice Swimmer says

    The svart höna chicken is cute. Spring is the season of popping up.

    Here, the weather has reverted to wintery after a few days of liquid rain and above-freezing temperatures. Black ice was abundant last night.

  5. rq says

    Iz dat a widdew bwack chicken??? So cute!
    Looking forward to my own splashes of blue and violet.

  6. says

    Squeeeeeeeeee! Chick chick
    Here Spring kind of exploded since I took the last pics.
    Today I could work in a T-shirt and I used the weather to get some gardening done. No use wasting a wonderful day just because it’s not seasonally appropriate.

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