First a stomach bug, then the flu.......two weeks almost, with helath issues and still a full house of Christmas guests. But when I woke this morning, I felt I had met a turn.......I wanted, really wanted, to go for a walk. Weatherwise we have not had the best Christmas. It snowed on Christmas Eve, but since then we have had rain and wind and rain and wind and....... All the snow in the garden has melted and everywhere is wet and soggy. Still icy and slippery roads and pathways up here where we live, but down near the fjord the walking conditions are better. So while we had a late breakfast, I asked Terje: "Do you want to come with me for a walk in the botanical gardens?"
He did, and soon we were on our way.
When we arrived the rain fell heavier, the wind blew stronger, but we were properly dressed and had a wonderful, fresh walk. Not much to photograph without ruining my camera though, but I managed to shot this lovely Chinese Malus toringoides.
I wonder why the berries are not all eaten by the birds. May be they are poisonous.
Not much winter colours in this shot.
And no birds down near the pond.
I am thankful the sun has turn yet again, and we are walking towards longer, lighter days.