petek, 30. april 2021

vrt v aprilu / our garden in April

Vreme v aprilu je bilo nenavadno mrzlo in vetrovno, prava podaljšana zima. Sedaj cvetijo tulipani, ti so odporni in vzdržljivi, nekaterim rastlinam ne gre tako dobro. 
We had un unusually cold and windy weather in April, it seems like a prolonged winter. Tulips are blooming now, they are tough are resistant, many other plants aren’t doing so well.

Dnevi z jutranjo temperature pod 0°C niso bili prijazni do rastlin. Pridelovalci sadja bodo letos imeli veliko škodo. Na prvi dan zmrzali sem poslikala magnolijo in nato spet pred nekaj dnevi.
A few days with the morning temperatures below the zero were not a pleasant occurrence. Especially fruit growers will have to cope with reduced crop this year. I took the picture of magnolia on the first cold day and then again a few days ago.
 
Spominčice vedno najdejo prostor na mojem vrtu.
Forget-me-nots always find a place in my flower bed.
Rukola in pomladna solata rasteta v rastlinjaku. Vrtna koprena ščiti majhne rastline v visokih gredah. Paradižnike sem konec aprila navadno že posadila na vrt. Letos še vedno v lončkih čakajo, da se vreme malo otopli.
Rocket salad and spring lettuce in the greenhouse are doing well. Row covers protect small plants in the raised beds. I’ve always planted tomato plants into the garden by this time. This year they are still in the pots waiting for the weather to warm up
Gozdne jagode rastejo vsepočez po mojem zeliščnem vrtu. Ker so sladke in lepo dišijo, jih ne bom odstranila. Lovor, plazeči timijan in aronija so zacveteli.
Wild strawberries are growing all over my herbs garden. They are sweet and smell good, so I’m not going to weed them. Bay laurel, creeping thyme and aronia are blooming.

 
Tudi bazilika na okenski polici v sobi moje hčerke čaka, da jo posadimo na vrt.
The basil plants on my daughter’s window sill are stil waiting to be planted in the garden.
 

Zmrzal, ki je sledila toplemu vremenu konec marca, je bila uničujoča za sadno drevje. Češnje in marelice so bile najbolj prizadete, tudi drugo cvetoče drevje bo čutilo posledice. Nekaj upanja ostaja za jablane, ki so komaj zacvetele.
The frost followed a period of mild weather in March was devastating for fruit trees. Cherry and apricot trees were the worst hit, but others were affected as well. There is still some hope for apple trees which are blooming now.
Zjutraj, pred službo, rada pijem kavo in gledam skozi okno. Na našem vrtu je vedno polno sramežljivih obiskovalcev. Kako so ljubki!
In the mornings, before leaving to work, I enjoy my coffee while looking through the window. Many shy visitors like our front garden. They are so lovely.







ponedeljek, 26. april 2021

Velika planina

Ta vikend so končno prišle dobre novice. Naenkrat lahko prečkamo regije in študenti se bodo lahko vrnili v Ljubljano. Po dolgih sedmih mesecih se mi zdi, da se življenje vrača v normalnost. Čeprav moramo še vedno nositi maske, so novice dobrodošle. Moja hči pravi, da se počuti, kot brucka, čisto vznemirjena, kot da gre v Ljubljano prvič. Zadnje čase smo brali novice o problemih študentov glede zdravja, pomanjkanja motivacije in celo depresije. Čeprav sem srednjih let si težko predstavljam, da bi ves ta čas delala samo od doma. Še manj si lahko zamislim, kako je to uspelo študentom starim okoli dvajset let. Vsekakor, veseli smo, da je mimo.

Zadnjih nekaj mesecev sva ob vikendih hodila na bližnje hribe. Sedaj pa je priložnost, da jo mahneva kam dlje. Vem, da je otročje, ampak nisva se mogla odločiti, ali bi šla v hribe ali na morje. Vse se tako dobro sliši, imela pa sva samo en dan. Zmagala je Velika planina. Tam se je pomlad komaj pričela. Prav prevzeta sva od polj polnih pomladnih žefranov in ostankov snega, bela in vijolična. Res se splača priti v tem času. Cel dan sva porabila na Veliki in Mali planini, prehodila vso okolico in naredila ogromno fotk. Bilo je tako lepo.


Last weekend we received some good news. Suddenly we are allowed to cross the regions and students are going back to universities. After long seven months it seems that life is returning to normal. Although, we must still wear face masks, the change is significant. My daughter said that she was full of expectations just like the first time she went to a student's home. Lately, we have read news about student’s health problems, lack of interest and sometimes even depression. For me, it would be very hard to work online for such a long period and I’m middle aged, so I couldn’t imagine how they managed at the age of twenty. Anyway, we are glad it’s over.


During the past months we have climbed many local hills, now we have an opportunity to visit some distant places. I know I was childish, but we couldn’t decide whether we want to go to the sea or to the mountains. All the possibilities seemed fine, but we had one day available. Finally, we went to Velika planina. In the mountains it’s only the beginning of the spring, there are many crocus fields and some snow. White and purple is a unique combination. It’s truly worth visiting the place in early spring. We spent the whole day walking on Velika and Mala planina and I took lots of pictures. It was so beautiful!






nedelja, 18. april 2021

sprehodi v aprilu / April walks

Še vedno hodim. Vreme je nenavadno mrzlo in deženo, dela na vrtu je veliko, zato hodim blizu doma. Prav presenetljivo je, kako lepa in raznolika narava je tu, sploh če upoštevamo, da gre le za majhno območje. Najbližji slap je približno dva km oddaljen od nas, tudi reka in jezero sta čisto blizu. Te kraje sem obiskala že tisočkrat, vendar se vedno najde kaj novega in drugačnega. Letos sem prehodila že približno 600 km, torej še okoli tisoč km, da dosežem tisoč milj.
I’m still walking. The weather is unusually cold and rainy and there is a lot of work in the garden, so I’m walking close to our home. The beauty and diversity of the nature is quite surprising considering the fact that it is a small area. The nearest waterfall is about two kilometres away, also the lake and the river are right on our doorstep. I’ve already visited those places for thousand times, but it’s always something new and different.  This year I have walked the distance about 600 kilometres. So, to reach a thousand miles, about 1000 more kilometres to go. 

Ob večerih sem naredila te male rožice v pomladnih barvah. Kvačkanje je sproščujoče in ob rožicah se vedno nasmehnem.
In the evenings I’ve been enjoying making these little flowers in spring colours. Crochet is relaxing and flowers make me smile.