Thursday, 3 March 2011

A bit of Colour

Just a quick post today, bringing a bit of colour into this bland and brown post winter/pre spring season.

Now I really love a good cold snowy winter, but winter definitely seems to come to an end for this season and although due to a cold and piercing wind, it is still freezing cold, there's definitely no more snow coming.

It's the kind of weather right now that I really don't like at all. It's all brown and dead outside, and with the sun out again now looking even more desolate.

This is the kind of weather I find rather depressing and apart from the one or two scattered snow bells, nothing new and fresh seems to be pushing through yet. I must admit that even I now start longing a tiny little bit for spring and all the colours it brings with it. And all the bees buzzing around the flowers, although I'm not looking forward to all the creepy crawlers which will soon be populating the flat again. Some of them are really cool to photograph though ;-).

So on this cold, bare, desolate though rather sunny day I went through some of the pictures that happened to be on my memory stick during lunch. I took them last autumn at the Eden Project in Cornwall, and they provide just the right splash of colour for this dull day.

I read a weather forecast in the newspaper for the coming spring/summer. According to them, it's going to be a very warm spring, with temperatures up to 30 degrees Celsius by the month of May. And for summer, they said that it is very likely to be another extremely hot and dry summers, like the one about 10 years ago. I remember that one still very well, I was living in a student room in the middle of Zürich's old town and for over a fortnight, the temperatures never went below 30 degrees Celsius in my room at all. It was not nice.

What a dilemma. I'm tired of the cold but with these forecasts, already I am not looking forward to spring and summer... *sigh*

Hmmmm, this was supposed to be a bright, happy and cheerful post, and now it seems to have turned into a rather depressing one... Oh my, how did that happen??


  1. I know what you mean about the heat. It's definitely worse than the cold. At least in winter one can keep putting more layers on, but there are limits when it gets too hot!

    Fantastic photographs, by the way. Looking forward to more like this soon on Flickr.

  2. Your pictures are Won-der-ful! Are you a professional photographer?

  3. Hi Mary, thank you for your visit! No, I'm not a professional photographer at all. I just got my first DSLR 1 1/2 years ago, but I absolutely love it!