Spring in my garden

In the Czech Republic we have a saying: “Get to a stove in March and stay there in April too”. It rhymes in the Czech language and I find myself repeating it each and every spring. It emphasises the fact that there are always a few wonderful sunny days at the beginning of spring and then temperature drops again and one has to wait usually to May to enjoy the nice weather again. This year has been no exception. It’s been raining today and the temperature was only 6°C this afternoon… Nevertheless, yesterday I spent some time in my garden and found out that even in this awful weather, there are things to look at and enjoy. For example this bumblebee, busy flying from one flower to another:


Or these tulips, ready to open:


And for the first time I’ve seen this holly to be in bloom:


As a matter of fact, it’s our neighbour’s holly. They planted it near to our fence and now part of it grows on our side too. I like it and don’t complain.



  1. Jo

    It was a lovely sunny morning here today. It’s turned very dull though now and I’m sure it’s going to rain. It’s nice to get outside and see what’s blooming, it seems that so much happens in the garden at this time of year.

    1. Jo, thanks for your comment. We had -4°C this morning, brr. I guess we have to wait one more week, or perhaps two, and then it will be much better. I also like this time in the garden, the fresh green and the first flowers.

  2. Good to hear you are looking at the bright side of things! Great macro bee shot!! How nice to be sharing the beauty of the Holly!! NOW thats the kind of neighbors we all need.

    1. Roy, your comment aroused my curiosity whether the holly really is “holly”. I’ve made some research and now it seems to me that I might have made a mistake and confused Holly with Mahonia… I’m really not quite sure.

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