Apr 28, 2013

Spring moving along

It wasn't more than a couple weeks ago that the bench was all covered with snow - no snow anymore! The ants are busy building their nests, birches are in "flower" and I saw the first wood anemonies of this spring today :)

Apr 27, 2013

Opening of the grilling season

Sun didn't come out yesterday, but after the drizzle was over, we fired up our grill for the first time this spring.



Little blue ones

Delicate little flowers reaching toward the sun on our yard.


Apr 25, 2013

Small and delicate

Little blue and white flowers blooming on the side of a walk path.

Apr 24, 2013


Patch of a birch forest flooded by the the melted snow.


Herbs enjoying the sun

Our thyme, rosemary and basil sunbathing on the veranda. It's still too cold to have them out 24/7, but they do enjoy the warm daytime sun!

Apr 21, 2013

A very sprigy weekend

Fantastic sunshine after the rain! The crocuses are in full bloom. We worked on our backyard the whole weekend, taking out the summer stuff, shoveling some persistant snow from our veranda, planting herbs etc.

Apr 19, 2013

Backyard getting prettier

Crocuses pushing their way up in bunches.

The exceptionally snowy winter, in memoriam

Maybe not so exceptional, since it was the third "exceptionally snowy" winter in a row. At best it was beautiful, at worst, a snowhell. This way or that, here's its picture obituary.

Apr 18, 2013

Last snowfall of the spring

Hopefully the last one ;) On April 8th, we woke up to a good 5 cm of new snow and glorious sunshine.

Apr 17, 2013

The exceptionally cold March

'Twas the coldest March in decades, and after an equally exceptionally snowy winter, it felt like spring would never come - although according to the calendar it already was spring.

Apr 15, 2013

The bench

Poor messed up bench, waiting for spring to rescue it from snow.

Life wins after the grim winter

Spring, what an awesome place to start a seasons diary! New life and all :)