We’ve had a “long weekend” in Sweden, as 1st May (falling on a Friday this year) is International Workers’ Day and a public holiday; and the night before, 30th April, is Walpurgis night (Valborgsmässoafton) with traditional spring celebrations like students’ carnival parades, bonfires and choir singing to welcome spring.
This year, the closest I got to all that was passing by on the opposite side of the street to the senior high school on the 29th, while they were preparing for the parade.
The weather on the 30th did not really tempt me to go out to celebrate.
But, in between rain-and-hail showers…
… spring has continued to make some progress over the weekend though; as can be seen below in pictures taken today on a walk in my neighbourhood.
The trees are slowly taking on various shades of green…
… and a field of narcissuses that I’ve been “checking on” from time to time is finally in bloom – all turning their heads towards the sun.