or a month,
or a season.
Though I'm not sure that it is Spring here
in our part of Sweden yet.
Mike was reading that for it to be proclaimed to be Spring in Sweden
the temperatures have to be above freezing for 7 consecutive days and nights.
Half of our garden is still covered in snow
though we have had some lovely sunny, warm weather earlier this week.
Underneath the pine tree in the garden, where the snow receded first,
I saw the first spring flowers in bloom.
Four little purple flowers, still in bud, unlike the ones you see here.
The camera is still broken.
So the photos I'm posting were taken in 2007.
We were here then.
There's still plenty of ice around making interesting patterns.
I wish the camera was working.
There's been some interesting snow sculptures that have been forming in the snow walls along the side of the small forest roads.
In some places where the snow is still lying on the forest floor,
pine needles have dropped in abundance.
The snow has melted away leaving patterns in the snow.
It looks as though someone has placed the pine needles to make the patterns.
They look very pretty and unexpected.
Earlier this week,
Mike went shopping
and he bought me a bowl of minature narcissus,
similiar to the ones below.
But the ones he bought me are a different variety,
they are taller and more slender.
Very elegant sitting on our coffee table.
I think he thought I needed cheering up.
Can you tell
I miss not having a working camera?
I don't post as often.
I will have to resort to using more of our archive photos
and hope that we have some for every eventuality.
It will be an interesting challenge.
The clouds cleared tonight as we walked the dogs allowing us a glimpse of the moon.
We missed seeing it last night when it was full because of the cloud.
The thermometer reads one degree.