February spring on the mountain

We’ve got ourselves an early spring. The air smells of earth, I believe there is a hint of new beginnings. There are the odd butterflies – perhaps regretting their hastiness a little – and crocuses and anemones and birds singing. Today in our garden it was +14 degrees Celsius, windy, and partly cloudy, and we…

A garden surprise of a kind

It’s been three years since I’ve lived in the countryside. Not extremely long, I agree, yet when we still had snow on the ground I was incredibly impatient to start gardening. For years I’d been dreaming about a wildflower field of my own. The house that I used to live in, back in Finland, had…