Mar 27, 2016

First flowers of the spring

Over the past couple days snow has melted almost completely in our yard and now it smells like spring, looks like spring, even sounds like spring with the birds chirping way into the late evening. Bunnies are actively looking for mates, invading our yard too, driving our dogs crazy. Tulips are pushing through the barely melted ground and the first scilla sibericas are now blooming. The apple trees have pushed out the tiniest of buds.

Mar 22, 2016

Narcissi and crocusi in Brussels

I travelled to Brussels on a business trip last week and though it was colder than usual, not much warmer that it has been in Finland lately, there was no snow and crocusi and narcissi had popped up and were blooming here and there.