On a beautiful February day, I can see Spring unfolding … … I even spotted the first toad in my pond last night!
Small, apparently insignificant, dull from a distance… …and yet, close up, integrate details emerge: shapely flowers, fine hair protecting the stem, colourful stamens to attract pollinators. Perfectly evolved into its habitat. Nature.
This pretty, tiny flowers belongs to Germander Speedwell, Veronica chamaedrys. In Bavaria, we also call it ‘Gewitterblumchen’, which means ‘little thunder blossom’. This odd name originates from the perception that this Veronica flowers specifically when […]