I've seen photos of the cherry blossoms in Kungsträdgården on Instagram for several weeks now. And even if it's a welcome sight of beauty and the brighter time of the Swedish year it is also way too soon for comfort to be seeing them in March/April already, just like it was last year. The trees are usually in full bloom in late April/early May.
Thus the early sight has made me sad, it's not the natural time of the year, it's the manmade greenhouse effect time of the year. But after those too warm days the weather deities have decided we need colder weather again and it has been a few cold days, which have made the sakuras sort of return into hibernation.
We visited today and even if the trees in the eastern part of the park were well on their way into full bloom, at least the western parkway is still only a pink shimmer. I expect it'll be magical and gorgeous by next weekend.
'That hairless guy is really cramping our bobbaloo style, can you please take another photo?'
'See, that lady in the background is really happy to see us!'
Be prepared for a second cherry blossom post 2015, when the trees are in full bloom.