Sunday, March 28, 2010

Spring is springing

Spring is coming to Finland just in time for Holy Week. Yesterday there were new merchants in the kauppatori selling Easter grass, pussy willow, and wreaths made of twigs. Sophia is growing her own Easter grass at school so we bought pussy willow and a gift for friends at Easter. We took a walk to find that there are new monuments appearing out from under the layer of snow including a monument to the first daguerreotype photograph taken in Turku. The promise of a beautiful spring is everywhere.

The Easter grass makes so much sense that I know I will have some growing next year in Concord. When nothing comes up in yard, grow a little patch of something beautiful in the house.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Megan,

    Is that last photo the daguerreotype monument (1842)? Turku was a bit late to the game - do you think the first Turku daguerreotypist started in 1839 and the exposure time took three years because of those short days?

    Thanks for the bit of spring time - the crocuses have all drowned here - you've inspired me to go find some Easter grass and pussy willows tomorrow.

    Happy Easter,