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waiting for the daffodils, wild primroses and sweet violets are blooming

Thursday, 08 Apr 10 9°C / 48°F

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Some daffodils I planted in Autumn are named “February Gold”… well, it’s April and I’m waiting for them! Since three days ago it was cold, the snow was falling on the mountains all around and chilled water (tiny spheres of ice) was raining here. So daffodils are still sprouts, while glories of the snow are starting to flower just now.
Today the temperature has raised, finally the sun has appeared! and the sky is bright and clear. “Primavera nell’aria (spring is in the air)”. Along the hedges the wild primroses are blooming, looking like golden spots among the dried leaves or the green grass, and tufts of white and sweet violets are flowering.
(Violets… I would like to prepare candied violets, but I’m too busy in these days for such a whim!)

photos 1 – 2 primroses, 3 glory of the snow, 4 sweet violets, 5 white violets

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  • HollyBee

    HollyBee wrote:

    Beautiful photos … beautiful flowers!

    Posted on 10 Apr 10 (about 4 years ago)

  • rainymountain

    rainymountain wrote:

    Love the pictures of primroses – so glad that Spring is coming to you at last.

    Posted on 11 Apr 10 (about 4 years ago)

  • ves

    ves wrote:

    Lovely. I’m guessing that the English word you want for your little spheres of ice is “hail” – this is ice that forms in the clouds getting tossed around by the wind and coated with layer after layer of ice until it is finally heavy enough to fall. You actually see this word quite a bit on folia, as in “we had pea-sized hail today, but it didn’t do any damage,” or “the golf-ball sized hail shredded my corn and damaged my roof.”

    When I first moved to the Northwest from California, I had to look up freezing rain and sleet, because I thought they were the same thing, but I kept hearing forecasts for “sleet mixed with freezing rain.” Sleet is rain that freezes as it falls, so it is frozen when it hits the ground. Freezing rain is rain that freezes as soon as it hits a cold surface — coating every twig, pebble, car window and telephone wire with a sheet of clear ice.

    I’m jealous of your beautiful violets — are they wild?

    Posted on 11 Apr 10 (about 4 years ago)

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