Tuesday, 12 February 2013

THE WEIGHT OF THE WINTER





Saw this today......



......Winter Aconite (eranthis hyemalis) living up to it's name and taking the weight of the winter on it's shoulders!!

12 comments:

ADRIAN said...

A great plant A harbinger of spring.
We have heavy snow forecast for tomorrow.
I suggested they shut the roads and railway to avoid disruption to travel.

The Herald said...

Adrian, it doesn't feel much like spring here at the moment it's struggled to get above freezing all day!
I don't know what would happen if we ever encountered some real snow in this country? Still, it gives the moaners and the sensationalists something to shout about. Stay safe!...[;o)

ShySongbird said...

Lovely photos of a pretty little flower which I always look forward to finding. I fondly remember hunting for them in lanes as a child while on walks with my Mother :-)

We had heavy snow on Sunday and more forecast for tomorrow!

The Herald said...

Thanks Jan, it's nice to see a bit of colour to brighten up the grey days. Hopefully spring is just around the corner, although I don't think we're finished with winter just yet!...[;o)

Bob Bushell said...

Poor little flower living under the snow, but, don't we all.

The Herald said...

It seems to be the way of things just lately Bob!!...[;o)

FOREST SNAPPER said...

Lets hope this heralds an early spring, i have had enough of this weather.





peter

The Herald said...

I'm sure we'll soon be complaining that it's too hot and sunny Peter!!...[;o)

Roy Norris said...

Super shots Trevor and very nicely presented.

The Herald said...

Thanks Roy...[;o)

holdingmoments said...

Lovely plant Trevor. Usually see these at the local, but they've probably all drowned.

The Herald said...

I hope the water level drops soon Keith...otherwise it will cause big problems for the water margin nest builders...[;o(