This is probably the best time of year in Copenhagen. The days are a little longer, the chances of sun are a little higher, and every street corner seems to be full of flowers and bulbs and, dare I say it, spring. It’s not quite as warm as what a good part of the rest of the world might consider spring, and we’re not quite all the way there yet, but these first days are so wonderful because if you’ve ever had a Scandinavian winter, you know you’ve been waiting for them for a long, long time. Those first few sunny days that come out really make you feel like you’ve earned them. Over our winters here, I’ve actually learned to appreciate and even welcome the slowness of winter and of the darker days but man, when the sun comes out here, I love it even more.
In our own garden, the grass is getting a little greener and little flowers here and there are starting to pop up. But downtown – where the diplo-tot and I had a walk the other day – spring takes on a more urban form. All the shops start moving more and more goods outside; and slowly, restaurants and cafes get braver about putting tables and chairs outside too.
Given that we’re leaving in six months, I’ve probably bought more plants and flowers that I really should. But with spring around the corner and the Easter celebrations coming up, I can’t help myself. New greenery helps everything feel a little fresher around the house, a little more alive. Time to come out of hibernation and we are definitely ready!