Sunday, April 6, 2014

Flora

Even though we're in a city there are many natural spaces punctuating the urbanness.  Those grassy spots have come alive!




I often see bunches of tiny yellow flowers or daffodils in with the carpet of blue; Sweden's national colors. 

This one was taken by local photographer fotografmagnus

And if that's not enough, right around the corner from our apartment there is a florist with the most beautiful and creative displays.







On Fridays there is an outdoor market, and while there are some vendors with produce, at this time of year the goods are mostly floral.



My mother keeps a gardening journal to know when different types of flowers bloom in her yard each year, so for her sake I'll mention that in Gothenburg the middle of March brought crocuses, I saw daffodils at the end of March, and the first fruit trees (plum?) and forsythia bloomed the first week of April.

3 comments:

Margaret Richardson said...

Almost the same schedule as Winchester! By mid-April they always catch up and everything is in bloom, no matter how late they start. Beautiful photos - thanks!
Love, Mom

J. said...

Beautiful photos. Did you get a new lens?

You should tell Steve you really need this one:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/520637-USA/Nikon_2164_AF_S_Nikkor_24_70mm_f_2_8G.html

I wish! Jill

Anne said...

Thanks! My 35mm f/1.8 lens has been on the camera since I got it 2 years ago. I'm kinda evangelical about prime lenses.