Spring Flowers 18.4.2013
It has become warm at last - only three weeks after the last snow the temperature today rises up to 24 °C, with bright sunshine.In the morning, I take the mountain bike for a short ride to the "lily grassland" near Bad Fischau Brunn.
Indeed - the first flowers are out despite the weather being so cold for such a long time. Only single flowers as yet, not the big abundance which will take another warm days.
Only a very few bigger groups like this one in the warmest places on the southern slope.
A single belated pasque flower in between.
Berg - Steinkraut (Alyssum montanum)
An early, tiny blossom of the Cypress spurge (Euphorbia Cyparissias)
Sand - Fingerkraut (Potentilla arenaria, Potentilla incana)
Large areas with blooming Sand - Fingerkraut ...
... sometimes pretty arranged in crevices.
I ride further in direction Bad Fischau/Brunn - shortly before the outskirts of the village I know a place where pheasants eye (Adonis vernalis) is growing.
Back, at the dam of the water conduit, a beautiful St Lucie cherry (Prunus mahaleb)
An finally, the inevitable picture of Schneeberg - an extra kilometer heading to Saubersdorf was necessary for this one.
But there´s more to be seen at the roadside: Lesser Celandine (Ficaria verna).