Despite the fact that it’s not a Wednesday, I couldn’t resist posting today because it’s the first day of spring! In this part of the world, it doesn’t always look like spring for a few weeks yet, but the vernal equinox is a window of hope that warmer, sunnier days are coming. Spring is my favorite season, with all it’s sense of possibility and potential, so it’s a reason for celebration.
Windows are one of my favorite subjects to photograph. Windows are endlessly fascinating and full of symbolism. I pulled some particularly welcoming, spring-like windows from my collection to share with you today and remind you of what is to come. These windows are all in Switzerland where people take great pleasure in adorning their windows with color and pattern and, most often, flowers.
This window and flower box seem to be just waiting for spring. ©Gail Haile_Swiss Windows 1
Primrose and mini daffodils in lovely pots adorn this city window sill. ©Gail Haile_Swiss Windows 2
Pansies and daffodils are some of the most delightful flowers. ©Gail Haile_Swiss Windows 3
Even with just one small flower pot, this homeowner created a happy window on the world. ©GSHaile Swiss-Window-04
Geraniums are by far the preferred choice for flower boxes. ©GSHaile Swiss-Window-05
©Gail Haile_Swiss Windows 6
Such a happy shade of blue! They even included coordinating Lobelia in their boxes. ©Gail Haile_Swiss Windows 7
Even the trim on this window looks like a series of smiles. ©GSHaile Swiss-Window-08
More geraniums! ©Gail Haile_Swiss Windows 9
Even this old farmhouse had it’s bit of flowers. ©GSHaile Swiss-Window-10