Happy Easter!

Just a week ago it snowed again and I was so disappointed that the lovely spring weather had turned into winter. But now the sun is back and yesterday I ventured out into the garden to decorate a bit for Easter.

Easter 2012

This is how you decorate your garden for Easter in Sweden apparently, so when in Sweden I do as the Swedes – and it looks nice too.

Easter 2012

The eggs are just store bought ones, but I guess real ones wouldn’t last long outside in the wind and rain.

Easter 2012

They also put coloured feathers in the trees.


Easter 2012


And yesterday I also saw the first bumblebee of the year.


It’s a bit difficult to see becuse it’s covered in pollen, but it’s there!

Spring has arrived!

The weather is warmer and all the spring flowers are showing off their colours!

We bought our house in July 2011 so this is the first time we see what our garden looks like in the spring. It is fun to see which flowers have been hiding under the surface and now peeking out and looking towards the spring sun.

Spring 2012

In Denmark we have an Easter tradition where children and young at heart send out a ‘gækkebrev’ before Easter to a friend or family member. It’s a paper cut letter with a little rhyme and accompanied by a snowdrop. The letter is anonymous and the senders name is spelled out with dots. The receiver then has to guess who send the letter. If they guess it, they get an Easter egg.

This year it’s the first spring for my lovely baby daughter, so I thought i would be fun for her to send such a letter to her grandmother (my mum). Here is what it looked like:

Laura gækker Mormor

Other signs of spring have also been noted in our garden:

First signs of Spring

… and a close-up: