Every spring the speed of the nature surprises me. Only a few warm days
are enough to grow buds in the shrubs and trees ❤︎
The blooming of crocus and Salix caprea has gone, scillas are withering, but
Omphalodes verna blooms in blue carpets - so beautiful.
Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Sweden, The Netherlands & England.
We don't have many carnival days in Finland, but Walpurgis Night & the 1st of May
surely belong to them. This two day celebration is called Vappu.
Young and old put their student caps on, kids have colourful balloons,
people camp in parks and drink champagne or some heavier stuff and chorus are singing.
In addition to booze we Finns drink sima and eat tippaleipä / funnel cakes at Vappu.
Sima is a sweet sparkling brew that is mainly seasonal. It is usually spiced by adding both
the flesh and rind of a lemon. The alcohol content is very low due to limited fermentation.
I don’t personally like tippaleipä, but here is a link
telling how they are made.
Happy First of May! - Hauskaa vappua!
And a lovely May of course! - Ja ihanaa toukokuuta myös!