Tag: Flowers

It’s Spring!

It’s Spring!

The weekend before last was the first day of spring, both in the calendar but also in Shanghai. While we had some nice, warmer days before, that Saturday it was 25 degrees and sunny. I spent half of the day outside walking around, had some ice cream and enjoyed the sunshine. Thorben gave me a quick intro into his smaller camera so I practiced my photography skills on the pretty pretty spring flowers and blossoms.

Around the neighborhood

I took a walk around the neighborhood first, went to a small park close by and then spent way too much time admiring the tulips panted next to the entrance of our metro station.

I met up with Thorben afterwards and we walked over to Jing’An Sculpture park with some photo stops and one ice cream stop on the way. Somehow holding a fancy camera made me appreciate so many little details I just had to photograph 🙂

Jing’An Sculpture Park

Jing’An Sculpture Park is not far from us but this was the first time I’ve been there. As the name says, the park houses many different sculptures and right now also huge tulip fields. The trees are also starting to bloom, which was lovely.

My photography and especially editing skills still need work but it was really fun. I ended my little spring excursion at Jing’An Park – 16.000 steps later.

Alles Gute zum Geburtstag, Nuk! Ich hoffe, die virtuellen Blumen haben dir gefallen 🙂

BUGA Heilbronn

BUGA Heilbronn

Right now Heilbronn is hosting the BUGA (the federal garden exhibit, which happens every other year in a German city) and I got a ticket from my grandparents for my birthday. It was so great I went twice in one week and I have so many pictures, so it deserves it’s own post … here comes the flower overload:

My parents have a year pass so my dad and I went exploring on a Sunday afternoon for 5 hours and 17.000 steps. The area is huge with all sorts of plants, educational exhibits, 2 lakes with water fountains, food and wine and cocktail booths, 2 stages for concerts and performances and of course lots of pretty flowers.

I love the mascot they have – Karl, a garden gnome. I went on a mission to take pictures with all the different Karls I saw 🙂

On my last night at home we returned to the BUGA with a mission: to see the water show. In the middle of the area they have a man made lake with lots of fountains on it and every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, there is a half-hour water and light show with music. They had some special guests the day we went, so we got lucky and saw 2 shows in a row, “Der kleine Wassertropfen” (the little water drop) and “Deutsche Schlager” (German Hits). It was awesome!

Shanghai Spring and a trip to the Botanical Garden

Shanghai Spring and a trip to the Botanical Garden

It’s spring in Shanghai! This winter was definitely the shortest I’ve ever had, another great thing about living in Shanghai. (I’ll just try to forget about the crazy heat and humidity coming up 🙂 ) For the past 10 days we’ve had really nice weather with 20-26 degrees, lots of sunshine and pretty spring blossoms.

Jing’An spring flowers

To take advantage of this we took a walk around our neighborhood Saturday morning. The platane trees are growing leaves again and there are lots of flowers and trees blooming in the streets and little parks around us.

Shanghai Botanical Garden

Sunday I headed to the Botanical Garden. Though I got a bit lost and it took me over an hour to get there is was worth it 🙂

They had lots of beautiful flowers and everything was already really green.

My main reason for going, was to see the blossoming trees and it was really amazing. It looks like we will miss the cherry blossoms during our upcoming Japan trip so luckily I already got my fix 🙂 Spring is officially my favorite season in Shanghai.