Given the long winter in Sweden, the first signs of spring are very very welcome.
But what are they, these first signs of spring?
Well, for me they are:
- when Vasaloppet ski race is on the tv
- when people lean against the walls of buildings and look up into the sun
- when the thaw comes and scales of loose ice float around in the sea
- when the figurine of Queen Elizabeth on my window ledge, with the solar panel in her handbag, starts clapping
- when it’s not dark at 5 o’clock when you leave work
- when the final of Melodifestivalen finally happens after weeks of tedious heats through the winter
- when the weather reporters start including pollen in their forecasts
- when the sun shines and you, in horror, start thinking that maybe you should clean your windows
What are the early signs of spring for you? Please comment below.
3 thoughts on “Swedish signs of spring”
Have recently returned from Sweden and can say that Spring has not sprung yet.
Here in Malmö, it’s a combination of the flowers starting to appear in the local parks and hearing the seagulls start to squawk again! (And a big yes to the pesky window cleaning!)
When they sweap the streets! I love it when they do that. Usually not one of the first signs, but the definite one that says; snow and ice are not returning.