Awaiting Summer!

Every other day during April we Stockholmers experience Spring (Wow! Let’s sit outdoors for a Swedish fika with strong black coffee and sweet cinnamon bun! Faces lifted towards the sun!). Or Winter (What! Bring out the thermo gear and knitted mittens again…there’s blasting icy snow on every turn!). But soon, very soon we’ll be rescued by Summer. Meanwhile I enjoy the sight of Lily of the Kings Meadow and Snowdrop in my small urban garden.

Fritillaria

Lily of the Kings Meadow (Fritillaria meleagris) or ”Kungsängslilja” in Swedish, is the official flower of the Swedish province Uppland, located a short distance north of Stockholm, where it grows wild at the meadows in village Kungsängen (the Kings meadow).

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A miracle every year: Snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis). Photo copyright Birgitta Bratthall.

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