Berlin’s spring springing

The past two weeks in Berlin, the weather has been dangerous.

“Unseasonably warm,” the meteorologists say. And all of nature followed suite. All of nature.

Ka-boom. Two weeks ago the trees and lawns were barren and scarred. Today they are flush with lush color.

The air is sweet with flowers and hormones.  The parks are full. Every hand has an ice cream cone. Skirts are swaying. Cloths are discarded. People lay about everywhere, half-naked, ravaged by the sun.

Walking down certain streets can be dangerous. The cherry and apple blossoms especially can overwhelm, leaving you almost dizzy with perfume to the point you want to make out with the next thing you see. It’s advisable to travel only with someone you like…and intimately. Mistakes can lead to uncomfortable situations… kissing the colleague from accounting, your landlord, or stray dogs or worse.

Anyway…the sun is calling to me to come outside and play as I write this…Easter is a four day weekend here….nothing is open and nothing to do but enjoy the weather…it’s going to be rough…yesterday was already rough…I better get back at it.

Here’s a few pictures of the past weeks.

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About Andrew Flohr-Spence

Something about the sound and the word. Was a singer/bassist for five years, a German major for five, an English teacher in Germany for another five, then a journalism major in Denver for 5 more, and now I'm back in Berlin (for a while, I intend).
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