A delayed Xmas this year, celebrating at the weekend when my daughter is here….spent the wait sowing seed and the 54th milk carton seed tray for 2019, perennials for stratifying outside! Yes, I need a session with Seeds Anonymous (SA)
Woke up this morning to a beautiful sight of deep snow on the balcony and mother of pearl clouds (perlemorskyer) in the sky. Added to the garden full of birds all day (still over 200 waxwings / sidensvans), a white-tailed eagle soaring over the bay and herons (gråhegre) flying past, it doesn’t get much better. I even enjoyed the hour shoveling snow!
Apparently there hasn’t been so much snow in Trondheim for 93 years so early in December (much less snow here than higher up though).
However, the forecast tomorrow is +8C and 30mm of rain…with the soil below frozen, this could become quite a mess!
The ever-changing view, friday was windy and this morning’s surprise whiteness…the first of the autumn, No panci at getting up the carrots, parsnip and perennials for forcing as it’s unlikely to freeze for a while!
Hooded crows (kråke) and goat willow (selje) coming into flower!
Heavy wet snow isn’t that common here…after the storm yesterday the garden was hanging this morning and even had to duck to get out of the front door :)
Let it snow, let it snow!
Had expected rain today, but heavy wet snow instead…put out apples for the thrushes this morning and a small flock of fieldfares accepted the invitation!
Just the tallest of the perennial kales are now visible above the snow! Hope this continues as there’s a much better chance of them overwintering when there’s a stable snow cover!
Several days with snow showers and we now have the deepest snow for this time of year since 1986!
Under the thick layer of snow the soil is unfrozen, a good winter for the plants! Difficult to believe I harvested some 15 plants from the garden earlier this week!
It was a dramatic night here with high winds, snow, hail and there was even a thunderstorm at 4 am (not common in winter here!)….a Polar Low (polar lavtrykk).