Our Street Today
articles spring 2013 (31) - 1st June 2013
Over here, we've experienced the coldest spring in fifty years or so. The average temperature was 7.7 degrees centigrade instead of 11.1. We missed many hours of sunshine. This is the situation in Belgium, the Netherlands and Britain. Large parts of France and Germany are being flooded right now, while it's unusually hot in Scandinavia... I find all of this news disturbing and scary. Anyone can see trees and nature in general are suffering from the extreme weather. Migrating birds came back from the South much later than usual this year. Crops are suffering and common types of fruit like apples and pears therefore become more expensive. But today we had a mild and sunny day, some wind but no rain. It was perfect for a little street party. One of the three primary schools in our street held an open day and the neighbours were invited. We met some of the teachers, parents children and chatted with our neighbours. No cars were allowed into the street so children had extra room to play. Here are a few quick shots in our street today. On days like these life in this city is more than bearable. It's also finally possible do do some painting, gardening and other work outside. The Spring has twenty more days left to surprise us, and then we'll head for Summer. I wonder what that will be like this year! Now I'm going to watch the 2013 Queen Elisabeth Contest for piano, which I'm already listening to while working on Labyrinto.
1st June, 2013.
1st June, 2013.