Friday, March 16, 2018

Bring on Spring (2)

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In spite of Spring Equinox being less than a week away now, winter is still holding Sweden in rather a firm grip. There were a couple of days at the beginning of the week though, when the temperature climbed above 0°C (freezing point) - at least in the daytime. On Wednesday, it actually looked as though some of the main walkpaths might be just about ice-free; so I decided to attempt a walk into town, without the help of anti-slip devices or walking poles. Felt good to be able to “stretch my legs” a bit again, even if lately I’ve become so used to all the safety-devices that I almost felt a bit wobbly without them!

However, keeping to the main walk/cycle path along the main street, I did manage to find enough dry ground for my feet to take me to the city centre. My destination there was a flower-shop, in order to bring home a bit of indoors spring feeling, even if the outdoors will probably keep us waiting for a while yet.  

“Mission accomplished” Smile - including having changed back to my spring/summer curtains in the kitchen this week.

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PS – Posted separately below, a YouTube video of the snow situation further up north in Sweden…


8 comments:

  1. The color of the flowers you chose is gorgeous!! And you even have a candle to match them. I love your little rooster with touches of spring green on him, too. I do not remember ever seeing these curtains. They are gorgeous! I do remember your pretty winter gingham ones. The curtains just scream SPRING!! You have the prettiest curtains of anyone I know. We are to get snow tomorrow morning. The paper today says that spring will be really slow coming. Mailing a card now!

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    1. Thanks Ginny. The candle is a battery one! Not sure how long I've had those curtains, but several years by now anyway. (Sometimes I've had older yellow ones up for Easter/spring, though.) And I probably take more indoors photos in winter... :)

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  2. I so like your spring/summer curtains, Monica! And you've done well to bring some spring flowers and colour indoors. We're having a wintry weekend again after a lovely week of spring. Just as well I'm not going anywhere as I'm down with the flu now.

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    1. Thanks Meike. Yes, this time of year one often feels the need here to somehow "force" spring, when it seems to be lagging behind :) ... The outdoors temperatures still being much to cold for flowers! I hope the weekend is giving you time to rest and win the battle against the flu!

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  3. your apartment is already in spring time bloom and looks beautiful in the sunshine. I am always amazed how your room changes so much with a simple different curtains and a few things on the window sills.

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    1. Thanks Sandra. Yes, I find that you can change the atmosphere in a room quite a lot just by a few textiles and objects. And one does not have to keep buying new things - I just like to change some things around with the seasons. And flowers/plants help too, especially perhaps in our wintry climate :)

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  4. Your apartment is looking springy. It warms up here, then turns cold again,I'm ready for spring.

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    1. Thanks Janet. Same here, but I think we've had an unusually harsh month of March so far.

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