We all have our individual, special but often very similar happiness niches. But these days it is hard to settle down and relax in the safety of our home and safe surroundings with so many upheavals around the globe, wars breaking out, devastating earthquakes, people leaving their home and risking their life for an uncertain future, freezing their feelings to the bare minimum of survival - I find it hard to concentrate on knitting and literature, hence the longer intervals between posts on my blog.
|Evening Sky Over Berlin|
|Weeping Birch Tree - Betula Pendula|
|Red Chestnut Tree|
|Linden Tree - with crocusses adorning the foot of the tree|
|Wisteria - Glyzinie - Glycine|
|"Wisteria" scarf, long, thin, moving in the wind|
|Easy Moss Stitch|
Being new to Berlin, there is plenty to explore. An especially meaningful and moving event was the Kirschblütenfest, the Japanese Hanami festival, celebrating cherry blossoms in spring of each year. This Berlin Hanami Festival has a special background. To commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall thousands of private Japanese citizens, adults and children donated toward the planting of Japanese Cherry Trees along the path of the former wall as a gesture of congratulation and celebration.
|Japanese Cherry Trees - Commemorating the Fall of the Berlin Wall|
|Flowering Cherry Trees - Their Petals Softening Your Steps|
|Cherry Tree Blossoms|
|From the Japanese People: the Cherry Tree Gift|
|Cherry Tree Blossom Boulevard - the Wall Turned Into Flowers|