I think I’ve already mentioned once or twice (or even three times) that spring comes slowly to Lithuania. Yes, we’ve crossed the March 21 equinox and yes, in many other places spring is in full bloom — but in Lithuania, we’ve been waiting and waiting…until this week. There are now signs that spring is really, actually, finally here.
- Central heating has been turned off, which means that the daily high temperatures are consistently above 50 degrees Fahrenheit/10 degrees Celsius. It’s still in the 30s at night, which does mean wearing warm pajamas and keeping an extra blanket on the bed.
- Today I saw women walking outside, through the city center, wearing regular shoes not boots, although I admit that I was wearing boots.
- I saw buds on trees as I walked through the park today. I even have a photograph to prove it.
So Happy Spring, finally!