I came back to Swedish Spring… highs of 20 degrees and flowers everywhere. The Spring arrive late, but makes up for it by going full blast for a few weeks. There is really a striking difference from when I left a couple of weeks ago.
I felt pretty lucky to be in Vancouver when the cherry blossoms, daffodils, and tulips were blooming. However, now that I am back it is warmer here and the flowers are really accelerating because of all the daylight. On Easter Sunday the sun will rise at 5:06 and set at 20:33 (with substantial twilight on either end), so there is lots of daylight and everything feels optimistic.
Today Divya and I went to the park to play frisbee, took a bicycle tour of town, and finished off with an ice cream cone at the local park (Beacon Hill style). Awesome!