Spring and blossoming trees have been inseparable features ever since I moved to UK. Magnolia and cherry blossoms are a sure sign of spring! Kungsträdgården in the city centre has many cherry trees, and since mid-April I was pondering if I will miss the short blossoms while I was away for couple of short trips. To my surprise the blossoms were at their best only after I returned from my latest trip in early May. That day though the weather was very miserable, rainy and cold, nothing like last year's blue sky and crisp temperature.
The warm weather over last weekend brought out the blossoms in other places too, and I saw those both when I was out running and cycling. Kungsträdgården's trees are a sight since they are so many in one place, but during the blossoms there are lot of people and the surroundings in general are not so attractive apart from the trees themselves. Haga park also had blossoming cherry trees with no crowds, and the lake backdrop was very nice.
This weekend I also spotted some magnolias. They are very common in UK, but here in Nordics I haven't seen (m)any apart from Marimekko's Keisarinna print. As I stopped for a little break during my cycle ride, I noted that lilacs might be in blossom already next weekend should the warm weather continue.