Monday, 10 April 2017

Spring at its Best

The past two weekends were particularly beautiful here with spring being at its best. I spent both weekends at O.K.'s and have already showed you pictures from our hike on Sunday a week ago, and more.

Here are pictures from this past weekend, taken by O.K., and a mixed bag of photos I transfered from my mobile phone to the computer; some of them still from a week ago.

A particularly pretty corner in a pretty café where we sat outside to have ice creams on Saturday the weekend before last:
 

My new running shoes - a birthday present! I didn't like the colours at first, but these were the best for my feet and my way of running: 


Where we were on Sunday afternoon:



Spring at its best, as I said: Apple blossoms, bees, dandelion, violets and that beautiful green you only get in the woods in spring. These were taken on Sunday around lunch time.







Neil, if you are reading this: I have not forgotten my promise to post a picture of Fred at his new home! The photo is still on my camera and will soon follow.

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    1. Their scent was delicate and beautiful, too.

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  2. I love the cozy spot where you eat ice cream! And those apple blossoms made me sigh with happiness, they're so pretty. Even humble little dandelion flowers are beautiful.

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    1. They are, aren't they!
      The blossoms against that brilliantly blue sky look as if the picture was altered, but the colours really were like that.

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  3. Lovely icecream cafe! Quite made me want to go there, except that as I write this it is 11 PM at night! :)
    How I love Spring, and your flower pictures are beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, Jenny! O.K. took them; he will be pleased to read this :-)

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  4. Love the apple blossoms, the colorful corner in the café AND your colorful running shoes! (They call them trainers in England!)

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    1. I know they do, Kay :-)
      Like I said, I don't actually like the colours of my running shoes all that much, but they really are exactly what my feet need when running!

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  5. What an especially lovely time of year for hiking about is Spring!You are a bit ahead of us, but many things have begun to bloom and it all makes me smile and puts a happy song in my heart.

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    1. It is the perfect time of year for hiking, I think! Not too hot yet, but long hours of daylight.
      I really like the idea of you smiling and having a happy song in your heart, induced by beautiful sights, sounds and scents of spring around you.

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  6. It's less than three weeks till we arrive in Munich to start our holiday. Hope the weather doesn't heat up too much by then. We are hoping for some cool weather after our awful hot Summer here. Save some Spring for us, we don't really have it here.

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    1. It has become considerably cooler today, and will remain so over Easter. What the weather will be like in three weeks is impossible to tell - it could be anything really! I hope preparations for your trip are going smoothly and the trip itself will be great.

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  7. Wonderful shots, wonderful colours. I think your new trainers (aka 'pumps - how many names can we come up with?) ook splendid. I know it was your birthday recently and I can't remember if I wished you a Happy Birthday? If I didn't - please accept a belated Many Happy Returns.

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    1. Thank you, Mike - good wishes are always welcome! My new trainers have already served me well on a few runs, and I am getting used to the colours which are definitely not my favourite ones.

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  8. Spring is slow here, I saw my first cherry blossom tree in full bloom on Friday but very cold winds blowing, and further to the east and north in Sweden it has been snowing for Easter... (still some risk of it here as well)

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    1. Cherry and apple trees are almost past their bloom already here, but it has gone really cold again. We have finally had some rain!

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