Monday, February 18, 2008

Spring is on the Way...

After an unusually warm winter with perhaps only a handful of days with frost, the first signs of spring are starting to emerge here in Denmark. Here are Vintergækker, commonly called Snowdrops in english. This early debut is a bit worrisome to me, as nature can very well still send a freak snow-storm our way and destroy all these fragile blooms! I'll keep my fingers crossed for continued warm temperatures!

This lovely yellow beauty is called Erantis in danish, or Eranthis hyemalis in latin. It's native to Europe and is always the first flower of spring!


And last but not least, a very brave little Hyacinth!!!

3 comments:

Guðrún said...

Oh you are getting spring already, I wish I was there. I love to visit Denmark.

Tonje said...

Nice flowers. Don't you just love it when they start peeping up in the garden...

Wendy said...

Oh I love the beautiful spring flower popping up. Thanks for sharing.