|Celebrating in style...we saved this fancy Champagne for the two fo us|
Das Wetter – I thought it appropriate to mention the weather at this point. In my mind spring should have begun according, to the calendar (and my body clock wishing winter would be over) in March. And when the sun came out and blue skies abounded around the third week of March, with temperatures reaching 25°C, I celebrated and took out my running shoes to enjoy the weather, and packed away the winter blankets. I thought “horray, winter is over and I survived”. Well, it was short-lived. From the end of March up until the beginning of May it has been rainy and cold. We even had snow in April!
|Snow in April|
Most days have seen temperatures of around 9 to 12°C and have been very wet. So it seems that Spring temperatures that I am accustomed to really only begin at the start of May! Yesterday was a sunny 24°C, and although it’s rainy today, it’s feels more like “spring rain” than horrible cold, grey days.
Easter was somewhere in between all the birthday fun, and in Germany Easter decorations are all around people’s gardens, just like Christmas but this time with colourful eggs in trees; almost every house in our road did something in their garden.
|(Above)My attempt at Easter decorations German-style (this is kind of how they do the indoor ones)|
|In Rothenburg - Real eggs!|
|Finally at the top|
|Well-deserved coffee and cake|
|Loving the tulips|
|The hill we climbed|
The blossoms have been blooming and for the first time I am seeing the life-cycle of a cherry tree in my own garden. It’s amazing to see how the buds suddenly appear one morning, then the blossoms, and then after a couple of weeks they fall off, and like magic the tree is filled with bright green leaves.
|The blossoms fell like confetti all over the garden|
|The other cherry tree in our garden|
More news on the cherry trees another day … the poor things have to be removed.
Coming soon…torture devices, rhubarb and another new bed!