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Six Word Saturday


Fluffy Snowflakes Stronger

Than Mighty Bamboo

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The silent attacker arrived on powder light feet. It struck from the air, soundless, lulling its surroundings to sleep with its icy voice. Slowly but inevitably, the bamboo had to bow its heads to the supremacy of the snow. The very first ánd last snow of the year 2014.

So this morning I set out to free my lush bamboo, to save my living green house screen. But the broom was in the shed. And the entrance to the shed was barricaded with super grass, snow and ice. If you look carefully at the photo above, you will see my witch broom, resting against the fence on the left side. I was not riding it, but I did use it to shake the snow loose, wrapped up in my warm parka. And together we made it! The bamboo is free again. For now, because the whiteness is still falling from the gray skies.

Here is Boris, investigating the strange white stuff. In the background the bamboo, upright once more.

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By the way, up north and down southeast the Netherlands are green and rainy. But here in the southwest there’s snooooooow!

Have a light Saturday.


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Princess Spring

Another spring morning lured me out into the back yard, where the newborn green is surging up- and outwards. Time for my garden shears to jump into action.

First I attacked a herb that grows fast and relentless. Its roots crawl into every direction just under the soil, usurping all in their path. I don’t know the name, but the smell is delicious. These are the youngsters that have now the freedom to roam again.

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Next to these enthusiastics is this thoughtful modest bush. The dry old seeds had to make way…

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for the new growth.

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To my surprise the Spanish daisies made it through winter! How about that! Must have been an exotic winter here in the Netherlands.

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And if by any chance you feel sorry for the oldsters who bravely fought to survive the cold months, take a look at what happened under their own eyes.

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How green can it get? 🙂

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Warmest welcome to you, Princess Spring.