The signs of spring

At last – spring is here!

anenomes

Wood anenomes

Walpurgis Eve falls on 30th April in Sweden and large bonfires are lit to bid farewell to the winter. Hands are held and voices raised in song to usher in the spring.

Cherry blossom

Cherry blossom

Flowers peek shyly through last year’s leaves or blaze brazenly with colour to welcome in the long, light days.

The Swedes break out into T shirts, shorts – and happy smiles, blossoming in the sunshine just like flowers.

Froggy love

Froggy love

Oh yes! Things are definitely hotting up around here.

21 responses

  1. Bluefish

    I love cherry blossom! I never see them in Canada:( Also, the frogs picture is quite cute although I will never hold one in real life.

    May 2, 2009 at 09:06

  2. 呵呵,春天来了,万物复苏,真好啊^_^!不过我们中国现在是夏天了,好热呀,呵呵。

    May 2, 2009 at 09:33

  3. We have Wood anenomes all over Jutland too! They are white and blue and are amazing!

    May 2, 2009 at 09:37

  4. I love spring!
    I say that as we approch a very cold Winter….
    Only you would add a Piccie of two toads Shagging!!!…Hee,hee,hee

    May 2, 2009 at 09:48

  5. So the loveliest season of all has finally reached you. To see the beautiful shrubs just bursting into life now is one of the best things ever. I drive and walk around marvelling at what is growing in people’s gardens (and wondering why my magnolia is so behind everybody else’s)

    May 2, 2009 at 11:28

  6. lilalia

    Is that little guy the male partner? Funny, with lizards it is totally the opposite. There are these monster males and these itty bitty females, that it really looks not proper. Having a little male trying his best with a big mama, seems just right (smile!).

    May 2, 2009 at 15:04

  7. I hope spring lasts…(I get fooled EVERY YEAR…) I think it is here & then it is COLD & MISERABLE for 17th of Mai…. crossing fingers…
    Have a great weekend!

    May 2, 2009 at 15:26

  8. What is going on with those frogs! Wow.

    May 2, 2009 at 16:13

  9. Amy

    What a gorgeous cherry blossom tree!! I love spring and you’ve displayed it so nicely here!! Have a great weekend!!

    May 2, 2009 at 17:57

  10. Spring has sprung…great pic of the sweet little anemones..and the cherry blossoms and then frogs at their finest.. I love it..you make me smile everyday! :)

    May 2, 2009 at 19:00

  11. Hahaha! Härligt. Nu är det vår i allas sinnen och kroppar. :)

    May 2, 2009 at 20:58

  12. Blu

    They look like Froads to me..LOL..glad that things are hotting up for you..It is such a joyful time.

    May 2, 2009 at 22:17

  13. Spring?!? It feels like it’s almost summer here!

    May 3, 2009 at 02:37

  14. What do you say in Swedish? Melan hägg och syren. (Something to do with the different flowers blooming now…) Happy Spring!

    May 3, 2009 at 02:40

  15. Arghhhh…froggy love! Didn’t need to see that! Do it somewhere more private toads!

    May 3, 2009 at 03:26

  16. what lovely pics! Yes, if frogs are getting romantic, then it must be spring!! ;)

    May 3, 2009 at 07:32

  17. bindu

    The froggy love picture is so cute!!

    May 3, 2009 at 15:48

  18. Gorgeous cherry blossoms. Love the wood anenomes photo – perfect combination of left-over winter combined with emerging spring. Beautiful.

    May 3, 2009 at 16:42

  19. mother of the cousins

    Wow, what a contrast to see the blossom compared with when we were there end March. Spring …. love is in the air.

    May 3, 2009 at 17:57

  20. Oh those cherry blossom are so beautiful.

    May 4, 2009 at 02:15

  21. Goodness is that a real frog?

    May 4, 2009 at 09:55

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