Is it just me, or have spring been unusually beautiful this year? And long, stretching for weeks with blossoms in every tree top… At least I’ve been walking like in a haze, looking up at the tree tops most of the time. Maybe it was because I started spring of early by making a visit to the King’s garden in Stockholm in early April, to see the Cherry Trees blossom.
For the last couple of years now it has become the one thing that you should take time to do each spring. Visit the park! It’s in the papers when it happens: the cherry blossoms have sprung – hurry up to see them before the blossoms fall to the ground, and the trees become ordinary trees… And swedes from all around the big city hurries there to see the magic.
The Japanese Cherry trees are planted in a narrow alley in a otherwise rather ugly “park” called Kungsträdgården, Kungsan for short. The ground is mosty asphalt and it’s a busy pass-through-place. But for a week or two in spring it is transformed into a pink heaven. Everyone takes photos, stops and marvels at the beauty of these trees. And I’m not the only one who loves pink for once…
Cherry blossoms in Kungsan
Here are a few photos from spring in Kungsan (#kungsankb):
Thanks for joining me to the park. It is hard to stop taking photos once you start – but I know I can’t take all of this with me home anyway… I will just have to come back next year again, as usual. Wanna join me then too?
Every season I claim that this is my favorite season! I’ve even written posts about winter and autumn already, so I guess my mission for next week will be a post about spring, and then one for summer, later on.
What season is your favorite?