Crushing hard on Spring

On our way back from the Turkish store, I saw this beautiful tree filled with white blossoms, majestic and regale, that I abruptly stopped walking and started raving – loudly, it seems, because other people on the street stopped and looked up, too.

They must think I am crazy because a tree blooming in spring is nothing but normal to them, but my heart literally stopped and I thought it was the most gorgeous thing ever.

Also, I am Asian so I am allowed to be mesmerized by the season.

Yes, we are back in Germany and I am crushing hard on spring!

Never mind that it is still -1 C on some days – it is mostly sunny and the blooms everywhere make up for it. They are so pretty and I freak out every time we walk outside.

Last year, we were here for the summer (terrible), fall (nice), and beginning of winter (terrible). This is my first spring and it is lovely: colors all around, sunshine, fantastic blooms, and people having a good time outside.

My current favorites are these yellow flowers that seem to grow on every patch of green. I do not know its name though. Are you familiar with it?

This is also the first plant that I planted on our backyard garden for spring. Markus’ parents are working really hard to prepare it and I look forward to welcoming more blooms into this part of the apartment.

I was told this is only the start of spring and it will only get better. So exciting!

How is the weather at your place? I hope it is starting to thaw and you are also hearing birdsong every morning. In the Philippines, we left right before summer and now it is smoldering. I suppose we got the timing right this time.

Looking forward to more adventures this spring. Let’s have fun this season!

59 thoughts on “Crushing hard on Spring

  1. Yess I feel the same here in Belgium, I am soo excited for spring! There are trees blooming here and there, and the same yellow flowers (I think they are called daffodils, and they always remind me of the movie Big Fish – a must-see if you haven’t seen it already!) appear on every patch of grass! It is funny because the pictures you posted here are really similar to the ones I have in my camera roll ahahah let’s crush hard on spring together ๐ŸŒท ๐ŸŒท

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  2. I am so envious and so happy for you … received a message from my London aunt this morning, complete with sunshiny photos. She said it was bright and still chilly when the wind blew – my idea of a perfect day! So I can well empathize with your delight!
    How long will you be enjoying your 2nd home for this time? Looking forward to seeing it through your eyes! particularly since it is hot & humid as it always is in Singapore, with a promise of getting only hotter in the coming months.

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    1. Thank you! I love Spring! Wish we can experience it here together some time. It is so beautiful, especially now that the cherry blossoms have appeared. Will have to make another post – it takes my breath away every time. And we wjll be here a few months. Hopefully the weather will be good and the summer a whole lot better than last year!

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  3. We’re on the cusp of spring here. Give me a couple of weeks and I’ll be to the point you are now. I look forward to this time of year even if it makes me sneeze. Allergies you know.

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      1. It is our spring-summer. The trees are all getting new leaves and flowers, which is very uplifting to see, but it’s also very hot and dry. We’re already looking forward to the rains, which are at least a month away

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  4. How fun for you! Your enthusiasm is infectious! Your photos remind me of early springtime in my hometown of Seattle where the delicate pinks of blossoming cherry trees were always my favorite harbinger of spring. The trees lining the University of Washington quad are world-famous, drawing tourists from all over when they’re in peak bloom. (I think there’s even a 24/7 video cam now, so visitors know the best time to go.) This will be my first spring in Vermont, and I’m anticipating the same sort of excitement you’re experiencing, seeing what blooms pop up where and when, watching all the deciduous trees burst with new green leaves. But I’m going to have to wait a few weeks; we just got more new snow! Enjoy your spring and new garden!

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    1. More snow? Wow, I hope Spring comes soon enough for you. I find that life is harder for me when it is gray. At least I hope it is sunny where you are? I will try to check out this stream you mentioned – I love blooms. Many thanks!

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  5. I am excited with you at the wonder of spring trees and flowers. I love daffodils, too. Ours were flattened by snow and a hard freeze a few days ago. Snow drops are another favorite of mine, and they usually come before daffodils. Forsythia bushes are beginning to push out yellow flowers, and redbud trees will come before long. In our yard we have Bradford pear trees that will soon be filled with small white flowers, and we have a Japanese cherry tree that will have pink flowers. Springtime is filled with visual excitement and heady scents. I can imagine your delight in each new plant you discover. Thanks for sharing your awe and wonder.

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      1. I was looking at neighbors’ plants, and so far the blooms have not risen up again. The bulbs won’t be hurt, so even if the blooms are killed this year, new ones will come next year.

        We think our area is gorgeous. We lived in New York for 50 years and have been in the mountains of North Carolina for almost 8 years. We live on a lower slope and can see mountains from every window.

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        1. That is a long time to wait. Shame the flowers were flattened this time. Your place sounds lovely. It inspires us for our next project – a tree house surrounded by mountain views!

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  6. Spring is definitely something to be excited about! Daffodils and jonquils are very similar. Here the difference I found online: “The major difference between daffodils vs. jonquils would be the leaves. Jonquils have slender leaves that round on the tips while daffodils sport slim sword-tipped foliage. Jonquil stems are hollow and usually shorter than daffodil varieties.” Whether daffodil or jonquil, I love the yellow!!

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    1. Isn’t it magical, Michelle? They are just there, waiting for the right time, and then out they come! Not only are they pretty, they also sound mysterious. Will they come out or not? I sure hope they do. What are some of your favorite flowers during Spring?

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  7. Those beautiful yellow flowers are daffodils! They bloom every spring too here in Maryland where I live. Our trees haven’t started to bloom just yet but I can see the buds forming. I love spring too because I can get out, walk around the parks and gardens, and admire the beautiful nature all around me ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. My favorite spring flowers are tulips and peonies. When summer comes my favorite is hydrangeas. We have 7 hydrangea bushes on our property. They vary in color from white, pink, purple, and blue. I love sitting on my porch just staring at them and listening to the birds chirp!

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        1. I really wish I can sit with you to admire your hydrangeas. I find them lovely, too, and wish to add some to the backyard but I do not know if the light is enough? There are some trees from the neighbor.

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    1. Yes, I am like a child in a chocolate store! Really enjoying it. Glad it is also Spring in Italy – little bit warmer! Oh, today I made eggplant lasagna and thought about how amazing it would be to eat in Italy at some point.

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      1. The weather has been changeable but yesterday we had some warm sunshine! At this time though, whilst we draw close to the spring equinox, all our thoughts and prayers are for all the people of Ukraine including the nearly 3 million who are now refugees ๐Ÿ™

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        1. Glad to hear you have some sunshine, too. And yes, I agree. The situation in Ukraine is heart-wrenching. Here, the people are very supportive. Plenty of Ukraine flags in all shops in town and over the weekend, there was a rally for peace in Frankfurt. We walked with them for a little and it made me glad that people are not just accepting this war as a fact. It is crazy. It must stop yesterday!

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    1. Thank you. I am in love with it. It is bright and soft and detailed – super gorgeous. I also noticed we have a white one in front of the apartment, possibly a white one. So pretty! Is it also spring where you are now?

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      1. I believe daffodils can also be white. It is sort of spring where I amโ€ฆ this time of year is always a rollercoaster of weather here. It will be warm and sunny (almost 20ยฐC) some days and then cold and snowy the next. Itโ€™s currently snowing. Iโ€™m jealous of your spring flowers!

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        1. Yes, I have seen white ones, too. The yellows are the best though. We saw so many on our walk yesterday – super fun. I hope Spring comes to you soonest. I was told the weather in April will be like that here. Not looking forward to that. Haha. Will update you if it really goes crazy.

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  8. I love that you’re so excited about spring’s arrival, Micah! We still have weeks to go before our trees start blooming, but at least the snow is starting–just starting–to melt here.

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    1. I hope you have a gorgeous one, Kathy. And yes, that time on the street, I was totally freaking out that I did not notice I was stopping other people. At least I hope they enjoyed the white tree, too.

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