Tiny little plants, that’s everything. Two centimeters tall, three at most. The invaders in full glory. More is not necessary, at least not for now. Germination is the most difficult part, they say. It can only get better in the future! And germinating they do, our little aliens, no mountain high enough to stop them. Yet.
Look at them, so small and ill prepared for the cold. Maybe the subarctic summer tricked them in a germination they don’t want at all. Maybe they are not strong enough for what will happen next.
Winter is coming. Winter will be the next hurdle to take. We still need to see how many of these tiny seedlings emerge from under the thick blanket of snow that’s falling now. And only then we’ll know the real strength of the aliens.