• Around home and village

    Spring in terms of flowers

    It’s beautiful to come out of the house right into the garden and to see nature so close… I grew up in a city, in a block of flats with garages in the backyard and a busy main street in front of the house. Moreover, both grandmothers lived in the same city, just in other parts of it. How much I longed for some nice relatives living in the country!! I would never have guessed at that time that one day I would be living in the country. One never knows what experience waits round the corner… I guess the flower above is some perennial kind of begonia, I have…

  • Around home and village

    Spring has finally come…

    … although winter hasn’t given up yet. April is known for its uncertain weather here and so we had 25°C a few days ago as well as just 5°C today. I am quite happy that we were able to do quite a lot of work in our garden during those warm days and so the world looks a little bit better now. On the other hand, I nearly don’t remember how my camera looks as I haven’t used it since winter. Let me open my archive for a while and present a photo from the last spring to start the new season: These crocuses are planted in front of our…

  • Poetry

    Relief

    It’s been raining todayIt was raining yesterday Perhaps I should be sadthat there is no sunshineand the sky is greyThe earth is soakedand mud is everywhere But instead I’m feelingas if the rain was washing awayall that tiredness of last days I’m feeling like being preparedfor something new coming soon I’m feeling as if each drop of rainwas bringing me strengthand energy for the next days I am at home with my children nowbut I wish I stood outsideand let the rain flow down my bodyto feel its gentle touch on my skin That soothing touch… I wish I stood outside