The spring awakening

It’s been a while since my last post, and a lot happened in this time. Mostly, I was kept to busy to sit behind the computer, and I spent much more time outside than I did before. The reason for this was extremely nice weather, sunny and warm with little winds. Also, the days got longer, and it was great taking even longer walks in daylight. I used the opportunity and went to visit a local botanical garden Arboretum Volčji potok. Considering I bought a year ticket, I’ll be there again and many times. It’s the largest horticultural facility in Slovenia, and very well known. When travelling, I always try to visit local parks and botanical gardens, but for some reason this didn’t apply locally. Now that I’m living very close to the Arboretum, I took the opportunity and went there for a long walk. The grounds is about 80 hectare, and there’s a lot of paths around it. As I went there in the middle of a work day, and since the spring is at the beginning, there were hardly any visitors. To top it off, a very nice elderly lady I met at the entrance gate while leaving the park, made a nice comment about my age while chatting about leaving home and living on your own. Apparently, in her eyes I was a 20 year old. No need to say, I’ll be back to the park to here more comments like this. And to see the nature bloom, too.

Hellebore flowers
Reflections
A lonely daisy
Snowdrops
Spring snowflake
Saffron crocus
Park benches
Reflections in the pond

Spring is in the air

It’s true, despite the cold mornings the afternoons are sunny and warm. And you can just feel it. It’s almost spring, and when I saw those lovely tulips, I just couldn’t resist buying them. A while ago, I got this Iitalla vase (you can find one here) as a gift, and it’s perfect for tulips. And they did create a spring atmosphere in our home.

Tulips in the early spring

 

When we furnished our apartment, I had an idea of the dining area to be all white – a simple white table put up to a white wall and brightened up with a splash of colour…or tulips. Also, I knew instantly that my Koziol Pip contemporary wall clock (they have them in various colours) will fit the wall above the table (it used to be above the couch).

Koziol wall clock and Iitalla vase with tulips