Thursday, May 07, 2015

Closed between Bird Cherry and Lilac

Stängt mellan hägg och syren
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.

9 comments:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I like this close-up.

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful !

Luis Gomez said...

Lovely!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Perfect macro Steffe, you need to give some advice in this area :) If it smells as good as it looks, fantastic!

Stefan Jansson said...

Take a lot of photos Grace, with different settings. That is what I do. It was tricky to get the auto-focus to work here so I had to fiddle with it for a while.

Sharon Anck said...

Such a pretty flower against a gorgeous blue sky.

jennyfreckles said...

My favourite time of year too. A good time to shut up shop and have a break.

RedPat said...

A perfect time of year to close shop!

William Kendall said...

It's lovely, Stefan- terrific macro shot!