Most definitely –

Da har jeg vært en liten tur oppe i skogbrynet. Og det er ingen tvil: Nå er definitivt våren her! Se bare hva jeg fant:
I’ve been up into the fringe of the forest, and there’s no doubt in my mind: The spring is most definitely here!  Just look what I found:

På denne tid av året – for det meste hvitveis og blåveis, men det var tydelige spor om at det i løpet av noen dager kan være svært mange andre arter her.

This time of the year – mainly white anemones and ‘hepatica’, but it was pretty evident that in a few days there will be many more species here. (Hepatica?  That’s actually latin? So what is the popular name of this flower in English?  Someone proposed ‘wood anemone’?
That’s a bad name!)
La oss ta en nærmere titt på hvitveisen? Veldig vanlig, men ser man nærmere på den, så er det egentlig en vakker blomst?

Let’s take a closer look at the white anemone? Very common, but if you take a closer look at it, it’s actually a very pretty flower?
Blåveis?  Den er jo nesten lilla? Men det er ganske korrekt. Fargen spenner fra lys lilla og ned til ganske dyp blå. Det har med tilgangen på lys å gjøre og antagelig også ph-verdien i jordsmonnet?  I løvskog ofte lys i fargene og med et skjær av lilla. I barskog ofte en dypere blåfarge.

Hepatica? This flower seems to be nearly lilac?  But it’s quite normal. The colors vary from light lilac till a deep blue. It has to do with light conditions and possibly also the Ph-factor
in the ground itself.  In deciduous forests with a lot of light often pale lilac. In coniferous type forests it tends to be a clear dark blue.
Dette er en vårkål som trives i litt fuktig lende, men – pass på: Lett giftig!

This is a Lesser Ceraldine or also called ‘fig buttercup’, thriving in moist surroundings but watch it:  It’s slightly poisonous!
(Compliments of SRB)

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15 Responses to Most definitely –

  1. Rob Alberts says:

    Beautiful foto’s of beautiful plants.

    Up here summer is coming.

    Kind regards,

  2. kalabalu says:

    Spring is here
    Looking around
    far and near
    under the branches
    above the dead leaves
    beauties of freshness
    lovely and rare

  3. Dakshi says:

    Lovely photos…

    • Seenorway says:

      Thank you, Dakshi! If you have the time to spare, there’s more than 5000 of them here – all in ‘full screen’ –
      large enough to fill a screen measuring 60 inches or more . . .
      Please go to Index, and you’løl find them all! Please enjoy!

  4. Beautiful signs of spring. What nicer carpet than a carpet of flowers? 🙂

    • Seenorway says:

      Yes, it is! And things are happening very fast these days. These pictures were shot a week ago, but if I go there tomorrow, you probably wouldn’t recognize the place!

  5. milliethom says:

    It’s a delight to see a carpet of such pretty flowers in the woodland. I think we can safely say, spring has arrived. Your photos are beautiful and the information about the different colours of the hepatica flower very interesting. Celandines are delightful flowers, too.

    • Seenorway says:

      Hi Millie,

      I happy you liked it! These are the first pictures of the season. I don’t shoot too many during winter, but a soon as green leaves are visible in the trees, I’m on my way!

      • milliethom says:

        I know the feeling. It seems such a long wait for spring but it’s worth the wait just to see those lovely first flowers.

        • Seenorway says:

          Actually it was exactly the right time to take these pictures, ’cause in another 2-3 days there would be a lot of green leaves on these twigs and you would only be able to see half as many flowers!

  6. Rajiv says:

    Oh, very nice indeed…

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