Monday, February 08, 2010

The red apple

The winter of 2010 has been unusually hard. Not since 1943 the average temperature of January has been so low, according to the SMHI. The global warming is not showing up this year one may notice, but on the other hand the temperature of one winter is not telling anything about the trend for temperature change since the industrial revolution started around 1880. The small birds are no doubt having a hard time to find food when the snow is deep and the temperature is below -20 C. It is a good idea to leave some of the apples on the tree in a year like this, to give the birds something to eat. In our garden in Riddarhyttan we always keep some. This year the red apples were popular, and also giving the photographers a nice color in the photos. Here is a photo play of some of his images.