All of the following flower images were taken in the last week on my daily Smidgey walking route:
|In a planter next to a public building.|
|In the center divide of a street.|
|Spontaneously coming through the lawn next to the street.|
|In the grass at the running track/field.|
|Along a little creek path that Smidgey loves.|
|Around the corner from our apartment.|
|Under a train bridge.|
|And Mo's favorite (for reals) the dandelion which are everywhere right now.|
From the florist shops on nearly every corner:
|There are 2 florist shops just in the Zug Bahnhof!|
...to the flowers sold in every grocery store:
...the Swiss have plenty of opportunities to buy flowers.
And let me tell you, the Swiss LOVE flowers. Which works out, because I love flowers, too! And my favorite place to get fresh flowers is from the farmer's field - with permission, of course.
|A flower field along the bike path.|
Many farmers set aside a portion of their fields for a self-serve florist.
|Everything is set up for you to help yourself.|
And they supply everything you need to take home beautiful flowers for a fraction of the cost of a florist and/or grocery store:
|The price list.|
|A box for the leaf cuttings you don't want.|
|And of course, a slot for the money.|
Here is our bouquet (engineered by Joe to stand up in the vase):
Here is a poem about the swagger with which spring has shown itself here in Zug:
Rooted firmly in April,
with a cacophony of color
the green canvas of nature
with vibrancy and vitality.
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