I came home from 10 days in Nepal a couple of days ago. 10 days with lovely summer temperatures, blooming Jacarandas and a Garden of Dreams exploding with folwers and colours. I came home late in the afternoon, and was so happy to see that all the snow in The Blue Garden had melted since I left. Then I woke up this morning only to find a white world outside the window.
But spring is not defeated. As the day grows older, the temperatures are rising, and the snow is melting.......hopefully.
And while waiting, there is always another gardenbook to enjoy.
Looking out the window this morning there was a group of four birds busy eating sunflower seeds which had fallen down from the feeder. The size of a house sparrow, very much looking like a house sparrow, except for the red cap and the breast.
I have never seen these birds before, and looking through the bird book I have, I can´t find them either.
It was hard to get a good photo of fast moving birds eating breakfast, especially since my window is not clean at all......
....still I am asking for your help: Do you have any idea what kind of bird this is?
I knew the lovely, sunny, just a little snow-weather of December and January couldn´t last. Yesterday we woke up to a blizzard and a world completely painted in white. And the painting goes on and on and on. I put on my Ilse Jacobsen boots today, and walked out in the beautiful wintergarden. A garden which is teaching me patience, teaching me the beauty of all seasons and all kinds of westher.
We were sitting inside, eating our Friday night pizza when my husband suddenly cried out: "Look, there is a deer in the garden!"
With as little snow as we have had so far this winter, we haven´t seen many deers. Probably they find the food they need in the nearby forest. But today one walked through the garden. It was too dark outside when we saw it. The photo is from March last year.
Are you ready for another garden book? What about The Omnipotent Magician Lancelot "Capability" Brown?
I first heard about Capability Brown through a Christmas magazine, many years ago. Since then I have "met" him in Great Britain several times. Last time in May last year, near Bath.
All texts and photos by Britt-Arnhild Wigum Lindland
I am living in a red house surrounded by a blue garden near Trondheim, Norway.
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