Every year tulips, daffodils and narcissi welcome spring in Norway with an expolsion of color. After a long white winter we are ready for warm weather lots of natural color. My eyes are hungry for reds, orange, yellow, green and blue and the opportunity to relax outside and enjoy the sun on my face.
Thankfully the Oslo area has an abundance of attractive plantings in the spring to welcome us into the new season. Each section of the city has a large open park for the people to enjoy outdoor activities all year round. Twice this week I had the opportunity for a picnic or bbq in the open parks of our city and I brought along my camera to capture the colorful awakening of spring.
Nothing lifts my mood like lying in the green grass enjoying lovely surroundings with the smell of good earth and flowers around me, and bird song from the trees above. Thursday evening RennyBA and I were out until after 10 pm enjoying some long awaited spring weather and quality time together.
The plantings in the center of town are also a visual treat for tourists and residents alike. I have been eagerly watching the flowers bloom on my daily commute to my office, and longing for free time to get out with my Nikon camera. So you know RennyBA and I just had to get out and go for a photo hunt, this is way better then picking flowers because now we can enjoy their beauty year after year!
The gardens are spectacular all summer long, you know. So if you join us at the Oslo Blog Gathering 2010 we will be happy to take you there. I am planning on taking the tour of the Botanical Gardens myself and will be happy to show you around! Enjoy tulips and tulips festivals, check out Zhu’s post here!