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16th January 2013 - confused
16-JAN-2013

16th January 2013 - confused

We have weather that can only be described as torrential. Itís rained more-or-less non-stop since the 1st May last year and despite this, we have primroses, real roses, St Peter Port daisies and French lavender all flowering in our front garden in mid-January. I barely got a flower out of any of them all summer last year. Maybe theyíve just decided that enough misery is enough. Maybe theyíre just confused. Maybe they think theyíre never going to get a winter rest so they might as well just get on with it.

So, here is some French lavender in full flower in January in a brief interlude of sunshine amid the rain.ÖÖoh and maybe some snow. Well, they (the Met Office) canít make up their minds at the moment, first itís on, then itís off then itís on again and at the moment itís off. But weíve been warned to be on guard, just in case itís back on again.

Do you know why? Yep, itís because I went and had winter tyres fitted to the sunshine bus in November so of course itís going to be the first winter since weíve been here that weíve not been snowed in.

Today I'd taken my photo before mid-day - yee haa

Canon EOS 5D
1/200s f/8.0 at 100.0mm iso400 full exif

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SRW15-Feb-2013 14:36
A lot of the prims, etc. that came out around the time you took this, suffered horrendously... -- but are now making a bid for freedom again.... We shall see.... Beautiful shot, by the way...!
Martin Lamoon19-Jan-2013 13:52
Love this one with the no snow comment! v
We have summer roses out at the moment.
David Sands18-Jan-2013 15:15
have spent soem time today looking at your work- awesome... Adding you to my fav list. Looking forward to seeing your Photo a Day for 2013.... Looks fun.
bill burke17-Jan-2013 02:02
crazy weather here too. warm and spring like last week, now snow and cold temps this week. definitely confused!!
Gail Davison16-Jan-2013 22:13
Beautiful. Lots of the Torres here are covered in blossom. Slightly worrying.
Sheena Woodhead16-Jan-2013 21:43
That's a beautiful shot Linda. It is strange and I wish we had some colour in our garden right now.
Alan K16-Jan-2013 21:41
Excellent DOF and arrangement (having the tall, medium and short stems moving from left to right of the frame), and having the sun in position to backlight the lavender like that always makes for a great image.
northstar3716-Jan-2013 21:39
They might be an Australian variety. Minus 12 here tonight.