Thursday, February 13, 2014

Bringing In Spring

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It may be too early yet to start looking for proper signs of spring outside… But as usual around this time of year, I try to bring some spring feeling into my kitchen.

Nothing much going on otherwise – except I’m almost getting dizzy from watching hours of Olympic figure ice skating (going round-and-round-and-round). I really don’t know why I got so mesmerized by it this year. (I guess partly because it happens to have been on at a time of day – late afternoon/early evening – when I’ve been home but too tired to do much else anyway.)

Foto: Alexander Demianchuk

Alexander Majorov did well for Sweden today in the men’s short program (no 10 out of 30 and flawless performance).

8 comments:

  1. I love that first photo and your kitchen is now shouting welcome spring.. so bright and cheerful.... the window ledge looks great.

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  2. Oh you have a darling kitchen that just says happy. The flowers are beautiful.

    I've been enjoying the Olympics, especially the ice skating. Wonderful.

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  3. Compared to yours, my flat looks lifeless; there is only one plant in here at the moment, and that is the orchid I have been given to my birthday a few years ago. It has been flowering for months now but hardly evokes any kind of spring atmosphere. Your pictures have made me want to get a few primula for the windowsill, preferably in yellow. Your kitchen looks so welcoming with the yellow curtains and pretty table cloth. Happy spring to you, Monica!

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    1. Thanks Meike. I have always found plants to make a big difference in a home. I'm used to having some in every window. So one of the things I appreciate in the flat where I live now is the rather deep marble window sills! :)

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  4. Very nice! Your kitchen looks very familiar :-)
    Me too, I am waiting for the colours of spring outside. As our winter is quite mild this year (Germany's south-west), it won't be long, I hope. The yellow jasminum nudiflorum is blazing anyway, also the violet aubrieta in the stone garden is bloming is cascades already - and the first primulas...
    Have a nice valentine!

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    1. We've been having a "mild" winter too, Mo, but a long way to go yet before we see any flowers outside I think (except perhaps snowdrops).

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  5. It sure is looking like springtime inside your home with the lovely flowers.

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  6. The flat certainly looks springlike with yellow curtains and flowers. As for the winter Olympics I haven't seen a single thing.

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