At 7.00 this morning the blackbirds are singing loud in the garden. They are teasing Sissi near to craziness, let her (on a leash) and me quite close and when it would be time to attack they fly away! Wood pigeons have arrived, a big fat pheasant screams and I have once seen a finch this spring. That reminded me of this old Finnish proverb:
A month from lark to summer, half a month from finch,little bit from wagtail, not a day from swallow!
Kuu kiurusta kesään, puolikuuta peipposesta,
västäräkistä vähäsen, pääskysestä ei päivääkään!
I am not good at photographing birds, so instead some plants. I put bravely some muscaris and tete a tete daffodils on the terrace table - they do tolerate frosty nights. The daffodils shall be planted in a big pot when the soil melts in the shed! And later into the garden...
Due to recurring winter not much to photograph. Helleborus is blooming, as well as crocus. Snowdrops are starting and scillas on their way...
Yesterday was a sunny day, a bit warmer. I took my daily walk and washed half of the downstairs windows - with the help of hubby. I am so happy, little things can bring so much joy!
Virpominen is one of the Finnish Easter traditions. In short this means that kids dressed as Easter witches or trulls come on Palm Sunday with fancy decorated willow twigs to your door. Then they recite a spell in poetry form wishing you all the best for the coming year. When you get the fancy decorated twig you are supposed to give the kids some Easter candy. The collage is from last year.