In praise of dandelions

Our 2 weeks of glorious sunshine ended today in a cool sea mist and a cherry blossom ‘snow fall’. The warmth has given us a great burst of growth and life. The anemones are still here (just), but they’ve been joined by successive waves of white blossom. First plum, then …

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Spring is here!

It’s here and it’s beautiful. We were waiting so longingly for it to arrive and now it’s here it’s almost heart-breakingly beautiful. Our woods have a stunning carpet of white and yellow anemones. Our plum trees are bedecked with clouds of blossom while our meadows are dotted with violets. Every …

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Surviving the winter

We’ve entered ‘meteorological spring’, though Bornholm is still largely in winter mode and real spring still seems out of reach. There are a few signs of life emerging though – snowdrops and celandines stubbornly blooming and fresh green ramson leaves unfurling in the woods. When the sun comes out a …

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