Since we came back from our little getaway in France, things have started to go back to normal. The weather has been beautiful in Belgium and the flowers in our back yard are really starting to take off. Although our yard is so tiny it seems to still require a lot of maintenance. The boyfriend does his nightly snail removal and it seems like the grass grows out just as soon as we cut it. During the last week or so of yard maintenance we’ve found a lot of interesting things.Read More
I love flowers, all kinds really. Big fragrant peony blooms; tiny delicate buttercups; and even the bright yellow ones adults spend a lot of time trying to convince children are actually weeds – yes, dandelions. Belgium’s great for flowers. There’s an abundance of rain and the temperature is usually fairly mild. You don’t really ever have to worry about your pretty petunias getting scorched by a Kansas-like summer sun. Maybe we’ll reach 90 degrees (32 Celsius) sometime this summer, but I won’t be holding my breath.Read More
As much as I complain about the rainy, chilly days here, it only takes a few days of sunshine for Belgium to redeem itself. When the sun is shining and you have nothing more important to do than admire all of the green plants and vibrant flowers that the previous months’ rainy days have helped to flourish
, then that makes for quite a pleasant afternoon. I’ve spent the last week venturing out on my bike periodically without a raincloud in sight, and each time I go into the city, I’m still struck with the realization that this is a really beautiful place.