Autumn and winter 20013-2014

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Post by Bea » March 6th, 2014, 3:54 pm

Busy bees have already yellow trousers of pollen on their legs
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Post by Bea » March 6th, 2014, 3:57 pm

A feeding place ... the roof could need a bit of renovation in near future ...
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Feeding place for birds :)
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Post by Bea » March 6th, 2014, 3:58 pm

Empty and bleached snail shells

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Post by Bea » March 6th, 2014, 4:02 pm

Thick buds
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Just because it looked nice
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Barberries - they survived the winter, perhaps birds don´t like barberries???
Berberis vulgaris - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berberis_vulgaris
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Post by Bea » March 6th, 2014, 4:04 pm

And when I returned home ---> neighbours cat, after doggie had chased it :whistling:

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Post by Riitta » March 6th, 2014, 9:59 pm

Bea, wonderful different pics from today! :2thumbsup:
My favourite picture is your last one: "doggie had chased neighbours cat" :loveshower: Really a snapshot! :whistling:
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Here are some pictures I have taken today in our garden:

I want to say "good-bye" to the winter, but the "Helleborus niger" = "christmas rose" is still in flower - beautiful!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helleborus_niger

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Under our birch the "Hypericum perforatum" = "St John's wort" begins to show blossoms...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypericum_perforatum

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Post by Riitta » March 6th, 2014, 10:34 pm

The "Japanese camellia" = "Camellia japonica" in our garden.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camellia_japonica

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The blossoms are showing several stages of development.

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Post by Riitta » March 6th, 2014, 10:35 pm

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Post by Riitta » March 6th, 2014, 10:36 pm

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...and here the last blossom.
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Post by Bea » March 6th, 2014, 10:53 pm

Wow - Riitta, thanks for your beautiful pics :thumbs:

The blossoms of the Camellia look even summer-like!
The colored Hellebore is lovely. I have a white one, but unfortunately it is always a bit shabby :rolleyes: Perhaps she needs another place in the garden to grow better :puzzled:

We have a clear sky tonight and I was just out to catch the moon :D

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Post by Riitta » March 7th, 2014, 8:13 pm

Bea, the pic of the moon is something special. :whistling:
I have the feeling, the moon is nearby. :D

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Today I have visited a girlfriend and could take the pictures of the "Snowdrops" = "Galanthus" in her garden.
The view in connection with pretty sunshine was really comfortable... :loveshower:

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Post by Felis silvestris » March 7th, 2014, 10:42 pm

Beautiful photos ... spring is here indeed! :thumbs:
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Post by Riitta » March 7th, 2014, 10:50 pm

And here two flowers appearing early in the spring.
I was happy to see them today outdoors in a window recess.

"Hyacinth" = "Hyacinthus"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyacinth_%28plant%29
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"Muscari"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscari
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Post by airras » March 8th, 2014, 7:54 pm

Roses also has new shoots :shake:
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Peach tree have flowers now....
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great photos Riitta and Bea :bow:

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Post by Felis silvestris » March 8th, 2014, 9:38 pm

Airras - your spring is already much more advanced than here!
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Post by macdoum » March 9th, 2014, 1:53 am

Thanks to you all,fab. photos and yes,spring is here too. Like Bavaria.. warmest winter months since 1900. :shock:

Our neighbour has one tree almost in full bloom....yellow (cannot remember the name. :puzzled:
The rose bushes were so advanced hubby had to prune them. There's snowdrops,crocus,hyacinth,little blue flowers,yellow ground-covering & etc;
As for the birds,they are singing their hearts out. :rolleyes:
Welcome spring but NO LATE FROST OR SNOW thank you !! :mrgreen:
But so far no bees here yet although we had 18° today. :D
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Post by Bea » March 9th, 2014, 10:30 am

Visited my parents yesterday and while they were taking their after-lunch-nap, I was on tour with the camera.

Bergenia
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Primroses
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The name of this plant I have not yet occured
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Post by Bea » March 9th, 2014, 10:35 am

Close to the shore of the Danube, a Common Brimstone on a Scilla. He had his fun taking off again every time I had finally caught him :rolleyes:

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gonepteryx_rhamni
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scilla

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Post by Bea » March 9th, 2014, 10:37 am

River Danube - these two very big trees had to be felled, it was beavers work.

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Post by Bea » March 9th, 2014, 10:39 am

At the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal ... also beavers work. A lot of trees are protected wish wire mesh.

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