It has been a warm and sunny spring here in Berlin, with a few surprising thunder- and hailstorms, but mostly gorgeous weather, warm temperatures, and blossoms galore. The whole city is a bower right now, with lilacs, rhododendrons, and flowering trees complementing the last of the tulips and daffodils. We even had some peonies from the farmer’s market a couple of weeks ago.
In the meantime, Dahlem has been a blooming meadow of wildflowers.
I especially love these little white, aster-like flowers, which close up at night, and have the softest touch of pink on the underside of their petals. They are everywhere.
But perhaps most of all, we have been enjoying the songbirds here, which sing beautifully almost all the time. We had a pair of blackbirds who took a liking to the patch of lawn outside our office, and thus had ample opportunity to observe their behavior, and learn their lovely calls.
We will be doing a bit of traveling in the coming weeks, so look for updates on our adventures.