And the woodland anenome around the pond
Another pretty sight at this time of year. The new leaves and flowers of the Photina (Red Robin)
In connecting with bloggers from around the world it makes one so aware of how different this time of year is for us all. Here we are in the Northern Hemisphere looking forward to Spring and Summer and our friends in the Southern Hemisphere are putting everything to bed for the Winter. Hard to imagine from each of our different perspectives.
Then there are those in the USA so much further south than us here in the UK who are envying our Spring as they are still steeped in icy cold weather and snow, like Isobel in Pennsylvania. We are so fortunate here in the UK to be surrounded by The Gulf Stream. That is what keeps us warm. We are on the same latitude as Northern Canada so without the stream we would be freezing cold. There are some scaremongers who are predicting the stream moving south as ice flows melt in the Artcic. So for all the complaints one hears about our weather we are fortunate that we never get the extremes. Our weather is so changeable because we are a very small land mass so the weather never gets chance to stabilize and we are open to the winds from the Arctic or the winds from Africa.
Before saying goodbye, thank you Annabelle for the poem. It is one of my favourites. Enjoy your Spring or Autumn wherever you are.