This week, spring finally arrived, bringing with it a tidal wave of flowers—and tree pollen! European birches are my nemesis. I’ve been sneezing like crazy, but that isn’t going to keep me from getting out and enjoying the sunshine.
We are lucky enough to live near the University Botanical Garden (Ogród Botaniczny) here in Warsaw. The gardens are not large, but they are very well-kept and pack an amazing variety of plants into a small space. There are also greenhouses, and a nice café at the entrance. I have made a mental note to come back with a sketchpad one of these days
Yesterday, the gardens were crowded with families enjoying the ephemeral sunshine and the first blooms of the year. Once again, we were waved in for free. I am just lucky that way!