djurgården canal

If you look closely, you can see the faintest hint of green on the trees of Djurgården.

djurgården canal

And then when I look at this photo, all I see is winter.

I know that there are countless ways in which living in Sweden has been a positive thing for me. But I can tell you definitively that it has done at least one very freaky weird thing to me: it has made me seasonally psycho. I obsess over the weather. I agonize over the change in seasons. I long for the long days of summer while I live in fear of the winter dark. It’s just a little odd, isn’t it?

Just now, I am obsessing over spring. It’s April 24th and technically speaking, it has been spring for over a month. Friends in other parts of the world have been sharing their spring photos FOREVER. But the transition to the new season is happening oh so slowly here in Stockholm. While on  a walk on Djurgården yesterday, I could see that the grass is definitely getting greener. And there is the faintest hint of green on the trees now too. But I want more, dang it. Much, much more.

djurgården flower box

A Djurgården flower box.

djurgården swan

And a Djurgården swan. He wants spring too.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kezia April 24, 2012 at 14:27

Nature reflects life, no? Change can come unexpectedly early or it can be delayed and come more gradually. Nature has a funny way of keeping us humans in check.

2 Sandra April 24, 2012 at 14:51

Well said Kezia! And yes, I suppose nature is reflecting life for me just now.

3 Lou Lou April 24, 2012 at 21:15

Well I wish nature would reflect something a little warmer. This afternoon finally the sun came out. It shone on my toddlers face. I had to explain what it was.

4 Sandra April 24, 2012 at 22:23

Lou Lou, The sun probably hurt her eyes, didn’t it? Poor thing, she definitely would not be used to it. We have been deprived.

5 Lola April 25, 2012 at 07:30

I’m currently up north till early May and we’re still buried under snow here 🙂 I hear you though. Spring is my favorite season and there’ve been so many starts and stops with it this year.

6 Sandra April 25, 2012 at 09:21

Lola, Oh my! But I have been up north at this time of year and it a gorgeous combination with all that snow AND light. Enjoy. Loved your snowmobiling photos the other day, by the way.

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