Wordless Wednesday: Wrong season


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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

33 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: Wrong season”

    1. But my poor Christmas Rose (hellebore) doesn’t have a single flower 😦 It is usually showing buds now. You have to wonder how this will effect those plants/bulbs that need the cold in order to flower.

  1. I love geraniums. If your warmer than usual weather is being caused by El Nino, which is what we are hearing, it’s nothing to do with global warming. It’s a weather pattern influenced by the Pacific Ocean and has been monitored and researched since the mid 1800s. The first white settlers in Australia even commented on it in the 1780s. Its opposite is La Nina. Enjoy El Nino while you can!

    1. Yes, we have been informed it is partially due to El Nino as it affects the path of the Gulf Stream which warms our little country, I’m not convinced that is the only reason though as we have never experienced it so warm in previous El Nino events. According to the WMO “Even before the onset of El Nino, global average surface temperatures had reached new records. El Nino is turning up the heat even further,”

        1. You do have to wonder. Apparently at the North Pole it is above freezing when it should be -25 at this time. I suppose next year we’ll have a BIG freeze!

  2. I hope you’re wrong about April snow. I’m enjoying all the wrong season things I come across and the longer it stays mild the better, we’ll run out of chance for winter!

  3. Crazy weather right round the globe. I love geraniums too they make me think of sunny Mediterranean climate, not mid-winter England

  4. Please don’t tell me this geranium is from your garden, and still flowering? Although I wouldn’t be surprised…but at least it’s colder at last. Maybe some frost, just a little bit, on the horizon? I’ve enjoyed the comments here about El Nino and global warming. I thought El Nino, but interesting what you shared from the WMO. Unsettling to say the least…and I worry for the wildlife if we get a cold snap later on 😦

    1. The geranium is in a stone trough around the corner from my house, but yes, I do have one flowering that has been outside all the time (just brought it indoors last night) though I brought others in weeks ago. Didn’t need to obviously!

      1. Reminds of California, I used to leave them out all winter and they died back, but bloomed bigger and better in the summer. Not normal here though…weird!

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