Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sunlight comes to Denmark

I have been looking for some profound words to describe the change in seasons here in Denmark.

This is our backyard. Everyday we see another tree come to life with color. Even the grass is blooming with color. We started with little lillies of the valley around every bare tree. Then came tiny yellow flowers popping through. All of a sudden our trees were covered with popcorn. Every day has a new surprise.

I wish that I could show you all the new fashions riding by- downtown on bicycles, wild pants, scarves, leggings, little rosey cheeked children in small carts eating icecream cones...All this has been covered with snow suits, and black coats for months. Now the Danes show their colorful, modern, latest
styles. People are gathering at the parks, little swan boats can be rented to enjoy a ride on a lazy river that goes down the middle of Odense.

It is time for us to get better acquainted with Hans Christian Anderson. We pass his village every day on the way to our center. Can't wait to visit his museum and shop at the little shops on the walking cobblestone streets downtown.

Odense is full of Easter flowers. Large daffodils can be found in every pot, flower box, and grassy spot through the city. Lots more to enjoy. Spring has just sprouted. Happy Easter everyone !
Here are some of the "profound words" I found to describe our spring here.
1. In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours. ~Mark Twain
2. The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring. ~Bern Williams
3. "Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world."- Virgil A. Kraft
and then there is this little gem:
4. "Every year back spring comes, with nasty little birds, yapping their fool heads off and the ground all mucked up with plants."- Dorothy Parker
I love the change of all seasons, it gives us so many bright new ideas. There are so many things that you can do outside during the Spring. There are castles to see, barbecues to try in the back of our center, maybe a visit to the zoo with our young adults. (some have said that they have never been to the zoo here). Maybe you will see us on one of those rented swans floating down the river in the middle of town.
The Young Single Adults have a sports day planned with soccer and basketball I think. Maybe I will learn how to play basketball or take pictures of basketball players. See you in the sun. Love you all.

1 comment:

  1. Spring is popping out here, too. Max sings "Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree" as we drive around town. Love to hear his little voice from the back seat.