Früling.

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.

Peonies from the Winterfeldtmarkt.
Peonies from the Winterfeldtmarkt.

In the meantime, Dahlem has been a blooming meadow of wildflowers.

The lawn abloom at the MPI.
The lawn abloom at the MPI.

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.

Small flowers.
Small flowers.

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.

The male blackbird.
The male blackbird.
The female blackbird.
The female blackbird.

We will be doing a bit of traveling in the coming weeks, so look for updates on our adventures.

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2 thoughts on “Früling.

  1. Beautiful photos! We’ve been having quite a lovely spring also. Especially beautiful have been the palo verde trees, which hardly bloomed at all last year. This year they are covered with blossoms in varying shades of yellow, about the color of forsythia, and just as dense.

    1. Sounds lovely! Thanks for sending along those photos of spring in Tucson. We are currently enjoying le printemps en Paris! Il va pleuvoir aujourd’hui…

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