Let me just get this out of my chest:
Why are these cherry blossoms so pretty? How is this legal? It is as if the gods ate cotton candy and these soft, delicate blooms are the crumbs that fell from the heavens.
My brain, literally, can’t process it.
We walked at a nearby park yesterday and it was pink everywhere. For a change, I was not the only one taking photos of flowers!
Everytime I see these cherry blossoms, a flood of joy rushes through my body. They are so freaking beautiful!
I have dreamt of seeing them in Japan and was unaware they were everywhere here in Germany: in parks and graveyards, along the streets, and also in our backyard. Our cherry tree has buds already and I cannot wait for it to explode in pink. I don’t know, I might cry.
What blooms are everywhere around you now?
Also, last Saturday, Markus and I went for a hike in the Taunus. It was my first time there and the landscape was something I have only known from movies:
Towering trees with trunks five times the size of my body, the forest floor carpeted by soft, Crayola-green moss, and possibly my favorite part of the trip: seeing a small, frozen puddle of water!
I had to walk on it, of course. The sound is crazy! Now I understand the fear they portray in movies when characters walk on thin ice and it begins to break. What fun!
The trail was light to medium, 8 kilometers for two hours. Markus got us proper hiking shoes and I am so grateful. No blisters or anything though the incline in the last two kilometers got me questioning my choices.
We brought snacks for our hike, too; bananas and apples, biscotti that I baked the day before, and tea. Markus is also really happy with his new thermos.
Oh, and we also got several kinds of bread from a popular bakery near us. We were there early and there was already a line. Interestingly, everyone seemed to be grumpy that Saturday morning. Smile more, people!
Post-hike, I cannot be asked to cook anymore. We had a late lunch at a cafe in the town center and we just sat there, enjoying the nice weather.
I am so in love with Spring. I was told it is a good one so far this year, though it might be gray again next month, even rains. I guess I will just enjoy the season every day and not take the sun for granted!
How was your weekend?