22 May 2014

Summer is coming

When the hides become hotter than the sauna

Recently the temperature here has been through the roof, much like elsewhere in Europe. What makes it slightly more amazing is that one week ago today, it was -2 Degrees, and there was 10cm of snow on the ground. The high temperatures have brought about another leap of life to the landscape, although Spring was already establishing itself at the end of April, it is now well and truly here. The leaves on the aspen and birch have already opened and the vista has turned a rich green in colour. This spout of life is also reflected down nearer the bear hides, where the grasses populating the pond are beginning to saturate.