Spring is here and you should be, too!
A Cacophony of Colors
First comes the bright yellow of forsythia – sometimes, but not always, coinciding with Easter. Its bright yellow matches the return of the sun after the spring equinox and is a perfect metaphor for the season of rebirth. It is followed by the pink magnolias and then fruit trees – usually the apple trees bloom first, followed by apricot, plum and finally cherry, many of which are planted along certain Prague streets and lining the pathways in many parks.
After the cherry trees, my favorites appear: the lilacs! They are everywhere! The gardens of most homes you pass on streets in the suburbs are filled with them, and just about all parks are, too. It’s a delight to walk through the parks and take in the scent. And a tram ride through Prague with open windows (if you’re lucky enough to be on one of the “old” trams from the early 1960s), is a special treat, as the scent of the lilacs comes wafting through the tram.