Thursday, May 07, 2015
Closed between Bird Cherry and Lilac
There once was a cordwainer (skomakare), who closed shop this time of the year. He put a sign on the door. It read: Closed between Bird Cherry and Lilac. Stängt mellan hägg och syren. True or not, I don't know, but it's a fine story. The period between when the two plants bloom is for many Swedes their favorite time of the year. My grandparents had Bird Cherry on their veranda and I will never forget that fragrance. We used to sit there and drink coffee and my grandmothers home made "kubbar". I found this "Hägg" along the bike path in Handen yesterday.