I adore Lupinus x regalis:
The following photos have been taken in these days. Clouds are fascinating, aren't they?
The ice usually starts melting from the shore towards the center of the lake. This photo shows the border of the ice and a stretch of open water (finally!) near the shore. Evening clouds are again reflected in still waters...
Ice art... by Nature.
I so wish this couple decided to nest near our home.
Common reed is definitely not one of my favourite plants, and now I found the dry stems between me and the birds. It's the first time I got so close to whooper swans, and I surely didn't want to disturb them by looking for a better spot for taking photos. Hiding behind the plants with my camera, I was feeling like a paparazza... :)
Have a lovely week!