May 31st, 2015



We've not had much warm weather so far this spring, it's been very changeable. Every five minutes, a new condition: rain, breezy, sunny, cloudy, hail, chill, you name it. Yesterday, on the way home from dinner in Malmö with Anders' mom we saw several rainbows. One of them was huge and simply perfect; you could see ALL the colors. Even Anders (who is color-blind), said he thought he could actually see red. Usually all he sees is blue and yellow: all his rainbows are Swedish!

It's lilac time, my favorite. They smell so lovely outdoors. We don't have any, yet, in our yard, though we have plans, but along the ditch in the back there are several bushes, so we get to enjoy them regardless. I was out watering pots and garden beds at sunset the other day and Karin came home in time to grab the camera and capture some of the light.

Another one of our neighborhood friends

All photos copyright 2015 Karin Ek

It's been a crazy couple of days, a busy weekend, and next week is insane: I have something planned every evening! Today is Swedish Mother's Day and my family gave me beautiful flowers, Reese's and a DVD box set of all the BBC Dickens movies! WOW! We're going to spend the afternoon with Anders' family, but for now I'm going to relax a bit.