The weather forecasts from last Saturday have now turned completely the other way. No higher temperatures but lasting cold northeasterly wind. Fortunately with a lovely sun, great walking weather to go into the woods. The advantage is that the Bluebells can fully enjoy the sunlight and continue to bloom. Even the flanks of the valleys turn more purple-blue every day. But due to the cold weather, there are also few pollinators, bumblebees and hoverflies, flying around. That’s not so good, because Bluebells reproduce mainly by seed. The flower buds of Bear’s garlic and Herb Paris are gradually opening. Here and there a tall beech is already in leaf, but most wait for slightly warmer days to open their leaf buds. The silver hairs of the leaf margins that are emerging, stand out in the sunlight.