This week, the Spring truly took over the reign from Lady Winter. Winter has departed and will not return for many months to come.
In fact, mild air has been streaming in over Scandinavia since Monday, giving the nature an incredible push. A light hue of green can now be observed on trees and bushes, spring flowers are now reaching their peak and nature is waking up; birds are singing and even insects are emerging from their hideaways, I saw a lonely bee flying away and my terrace is full of ladybugs.
Today, nature decided to tease us with an uncanny summer day. I am sitting here on my lounge chair, in light summer clothes, for the first time this season. I am still in awe of the modern technology, which allows me to be surrounded by nature, yet connected to the rest of the world through the keyboard of my laptop.
The air is still, no wind to speak of; I can only scent the violets I planted a few weeks ago and hear the singing of the blackbirds and the larks. The warmth of the sun on my face feels almost like a vital therapy. So does the light, which is gaining in strength by each day, while the sun rises higher in the sky, bringing the white nights closer by each minute.