Yesterday was the start of spring for this year … and what a beautiful start it has been weather-wise … at least in Lausanne. It was nice and sunny yesterday … and this morning, too … so far.
And what a nice caricatures of spring by Mr Google I saw when I logged onto the internet yesterday to do some searches … to plan for our spring excursions!
Very colourful … and very spring-like, do you not think? 😉
And so, seeing the nice beautiful spring weather yesterday … I thought I would go out on the balcony to take some photos to record the start of spring for this year.
What a let-down ... scenery-wise, unfortunately. 😦
Okay, this view is not bad … quite nice …
… especially when I saw these dainty white spring flowers sprouting on the ground between our two flats …
… as well as these small yellow primroses sprouting all over the grass patches further down the road.
My only grievance about this spring is this eyesore …
The demolition work (… and later construction of new residential buildings) … that is currently going on!
Sadly, the old house down the hill has been razed to the ground. 😦
And then the digging work that is being carried out where the apple orchard used to be … as well as the field next to it. Argghhh …
Add the noise that I have to deal with whenever I go out to the balcony … hmmm … I do not look forward to spending my time on the balcony this spring (and summer) attending to my potted garden … not at all!! 😦
But I have already started on my seedlings. These are just some of the seedlings growing on the windowsill in the living room. There are more in the kitchen … as well as another batch of seeds to grow starting April. I suppose I will just have to grit my teeth … and bear with the noise and the eyesore! haizzz …
However, despite the eyesore outside … I am pleased that inside, the orchids which I had bought to welcome our move to this flat two years ago are blooming so beautifully to welcome spring.
Still waiting for another to bloom fully.
I had bought two of these phalaenopsis orchids for less than CHF 5 during the IKEA sale … very cheap. But happily they all seem to be thriving and doing well … and have flowered 2 – 3 times since I bought them. Nice 🙂
And talking about flowers blooming in spring … I cannot wait to see the Morges Tulip Festival this spring! It will start sometime next month … yeayyyyy!!!