In the ten days we were away, spring came to Luebeck. The magnolia trees in front of the city hall have blossomed. They are always the second trees to blossom. The first is a certain crab apple tree on a sunny bend of the canal down the street from where we live.
What I love about springtime in Germany is the long drawn out brilliance of it all. Coming from Montreal where spring sometimes occurs instantaneously between a late snow storm and the first heat wave, this slow progression of blossom over weeks and weeks, is precious.
Got to get my jetlag body off to work this morning. I think I'll take an extra long route through the community garden allotments and see whether that helps.