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Lilly of the Valley

In my little garden I planted Lilly of the Valley when we moved here, some years they did have some flowers and some years not. Two years ago I moved them to a different part of my flower bed. I thought they died because last year I could not find them. But now they are back with beautiful pale pink flowers (this is a pink variant). So this weeks picture is of the beautiful Convallaria majalis rosea.

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Working ants

My peony have some visitors these days: ants. The are busy walking around on the buds and seem to be hard working. I tried to take some pictures of them.

It is time for a new week and to try to be a working ant too!

Maur på peon 1
Close up
Maur på peon 2
Closer….

Afternoon walk

The weather was so bright and warm so before diner I went for a little walk with my dog, Charlie. I brought the camera because the afternoon sun can give some interesting light for macro photography. I did find a few little treasures.

Hope you enjoy the photos!

Fiol m edderkopp
Wood violet (Viola odorata) with a little spider
Mini bregne
Little fern

Mini trip to Amsterdam

I loved Amsterdam. It is a wonderful city and it is perfect for me because I am not very fond of going to different museums and other tourist attractions. My favorite thing to do is walking around and watch everyday life, relaxing on a little cafe and admire the architecture. Her are a few pictures from my mini trip to Amsterdam.

Tulipaner 1Navn på bruLekker sykkelKanal m båter og husHverdagslivHusrekkerHusfasade 1Due i parken

May is here

Today was a wonderful monday, in Norway we have a day off every 1st of May. We went for a walk in the forest, the sun was shining and all of the snow that came last monday is now finally gone.

The sun was shining so beautifully between the trees:

Solskinn i skogen

And the third spring flower, wood sorrel, is blooming:

Gaukesyre 2
Wood sorrel (Oxalis acetosella)

I did also find a pink variant of Anemone hepatica:

Rød blåveis
Pink variant of Anemone hepatica

This week will be a short one because I am taking some days off. I will spend the next weekend in Amsterdam with one of my best friends. Hopefully I have some pictures to share when I get back!

Have a lovely, sunny week!

 

If you love a flower

If you love a flower, don´t pick it up.

Because if you pick it up it dies

and it ceases to be what you love.

So if you love a flower, let it be.

Love is not about possession.

Love is about appreciation.

–Osho–

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Sunday walk

Finally all of the snow is gone and the paths are open for walking in the forest again. These days the forest are all dressed up in white, no, not snow, but the beautiful wood anemone covers all of the the ground. Soon all the trees in the forest are covered with green leaves and summer is just around the corner 🙂

Wood anemone

In between there are still a few Anemone hepatica in bloom too.

Anemone hepatica

 

 

Spring took a break

This Easter was rather cold and the weather certainly did not give the expected feeling of spring. Spring took a break and winter came on a visit.

Yesterday we went for a walk in the forest and it was snowing. It was a nice walk and we got the feeling of Christmas 😉

The spruce trees a long the path was all dressed up with ice taps and walking a long a little creek I found a tiny mushroom almost covered in snow.

IstapperSopp i snøen

Well now the Easter holidays are over and tomorrow it is back to work.

Have a lovely week!

 

Happy Easter Holiday

To days post consists of a few pictures i took in the woodlands today when I was out walking my dog in the rain. Just enjoying some days off.

Spring is just beautiful!

Happy Easter holiday!

 

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