If people did not love one another, I really don’t see what use there would be in having any spring.Victor Hugo

Dear Photo Diary may 2020

Dear Photo Diary,

sorry it’s been a while. I haven’t taken a lot of photos with my big camera lately. Life is at a stand still, not just for me, but for much of the world. But in nature, nothing stands still. It is spring outside and I feel lucky that I can still go out and enjoy spring…

We have so many birthdays in April and May, and these are a few of my photos from these occasions. Firstly, Smilla and me:

Smilla and me on the lawn May 2020

Smilla the cat is alive and well, as you can tell. She turned 15 years old this fall.

Dad, who got a beautiful Magnolia tree on his 50th birthday turned 75 last week, and so the Magnolia turned 25 years old.

The Magnolia tree 25 years old May 2020

I’ve painted the magnolia and blogged about this wonderful tree before, but this year it is more beautiful than ever I think. It’s so big and there are so very many flowers in it.

I fall in love with it a little bit more every time I see it.

Magnolia tree and frog pitcherRoses in decline at my parents houseMom in home sewn dress with heart embroidery in the back + her sewing needle tattoo #studioihanna

Mom has been sewing her own amazing dresses for years now, this is her latest creation, with an embroidered patchwork heart at the back that I though matched her sewing needle tattoo very well. She is my DIY hero.

I also love…

Before the storm This light, just before the rain.

Geranimum and castle walkway Tulip buds / balls

Pink speckled Geraniums. Tulip balls. Tiny clusters of Forget me not flowers (Myosotis). And our visit to our nearby favorite castle for fika. It was almost empty of people except us.

Forget me now flowers outdoors and in

Nature, close to home. Bringing little flower bouquets with me home and using my favorite vases to decorate a spot in our otherwise chaotic and messy household.

This week I wanted to document everything and do a “week in the life” type exploration of what’s going on around here – but it didn’t happen. I couldn’t find my motivation for it. And I’m too tired to clean – but maybe it’ll get done another day. How are you doing?

Take care of yourself.