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Macro picture of Wild daffodil (Narcissus pseudonarcissus) sprouts covered in snow – Global warming?

February 26th, 2008 · 8 Comments

Macro picture of Wild daffodil (Narcissus pseudonarcissus) sprouts covered in snow
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera February 25th 2008. Click image for larger view.
The Wild daffodil (Narcissus pseudonarcissus) have been sprouting as early as mid January this year. This is extremely early for us in Northern Norway. Although we have had frost, snow and thawing several times the Wild daffodil can handle extreme conditions very good so I think these sprouts will survive.
In Norwegian this plant is called “PÃ¥skelilje” (Easter lily) because it usually show us its beautiful yellow flowers around Easter.

Yesterday I heard a meteorologist saying that so far this have been warmest winter ever recorded in Norway. I know that doesn’t prove anything, but it sure smells like global warming…

I can’t wait for the spring to come so I can photograph the flowers in full bloom. Meanwhile you can see some of my flower pictures from last year here. If I had to choose the picture of the Purple Saxifrage flower are my favorite because they were the first wild flowers I saw last spring.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.013 sec (1/80)
Aperture: f/3.5
Focal Length: 35 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm F3.5 Macro
Location: Laupstad (Andørja), Troms in northern Norway

Tags: Flora · Macro · Nature · Norway Norwegen Norge · Plant · Snow · Wild daffodil · Winter

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Alison // Feb 26, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    It’s been really warm in Scotland too, and many of our Spring flowers are coming out despite the fact we haven’t had our major snow yet.

  • 2 Wakish // Feb 26, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    Cool pictures.. and thanks for teaching us Norwegian 😉
    How do we pronounce PÃ¥skelilje ?
    Keep going!

  • 3 WillThink4Wine // Feb 26, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    I just love your photos. Norway is much more beautiful than I ever imagined. No wonder you brave the snow!

  • 4 steve // Feb 27, 2008 at 1:19 am

    Wonderful photo! Keep up the great work…


  • 5 Sharon // Feb 27, 2008 at 2:51 am

    Okay, so all of your cold weather landed on my doorstep in sunny Vancouver, British Columbia Canada.

    At one time, it snowed for a whole week! And we are a region that we would be lucky if we even get two snowfall a year.

    It’s been unbelievable. I’m considering getting myself one of those ski mobiles to prepare for the winter season this year.

    I’ll send photos 🙂

  • 6 Ali R+ // Feb 27, 2008 at 7:45 am

    Gorgious. Merci beaucoup!

  • 7 Sue Cowan // Feb 27, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    Wow those daffodils are hardy! I for one will be happy to see them all in bloom, only a few more feet of snow to melt. Great photo!

  • 8 Treadmill Traci // May 4, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    I love hearing and seeing things about Norway – a beautiful country. The daffodils are awesome. They can grow in the snow.