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Spring Is Here

Not long ago snow was covering the ground, but now the air is warmer, and Spring is here. Further inland, there is frost in the mornings, and it is much colder, but here by the fjord one can feel the warmer air, and so can the birds and plants! 145 more words


When I woke up this morning, my job description included teaching Special Education and Grade 10 Applied English. We’re six or so weeks from the end of the semester, so I assumed I would continue apace through June. 355 more words

Slice Of Life

Balmy Start to Spring in Southern Finland

Belated greetings everyone : Happy Easter! – Buon Pasqua! – Hyvää Pääsiäistä! – Frohe Ostern!

I colored a few eggs this year (on blue stands,) the wire basket is filled with some of the hollow plastic novelty eggs my sister bought last Easter and brought with her last summer. 950 more words

Home Improvement

Spring Finally Arrives

Spring has finally started to arrive with the appearance of some crocuses:


Spring Time Color

Crocus are the heralds of spring, often blooming when there’s still snow on the ground.  Their beautiful blossoms attract hungry bees, who are drawn to the rich, golden pollen inside each flower. 65 more words

The Amazingly Prolific Snow Crocus

Earlier this month I posted a photo showing Crocus chrysanthus ‘Prins Claus’  from the side.  I love the beautiful purple outer petals (up close, the purple is so velvety you want to reach out and stroke it) and the creamy white interior.  42 more words