Friday, May 11, 2007

Welcome to spring

It would be great to be able to reborn into a young, fresh and blooming person each spring just like the flora of the nature. (Well at least couple of times in a life time:) Spring has come late this year to Azerbaijan but birds are singing cheerfully even if some days are rainy.

Sheki women are usually very hard on themselves and most of them compete in having not only the cleanest house but also the neatest garden. During semi annual spring cleaning they not only lick clean their houses from the roof to the basement but also clean their gardens thoroughly. The scene of cleaned garden is amazing because it looks like as if the garden, the nature is saying “I am ready to welcome the spring, new life”. People are equally happy because cold mountain winter tired them all…

Unfortunately I don’t have the photo of a kind of naked, empty and neat gardens in spring anticipation but I have a photo that shows into what one of those naked gardens turns as a result of amazing force of nature. Enjoy :)


alice said...

It's my first visit to your blog. I don't know anything about your country and I'm very happy you joigned us to the "DP family"! I wish I have more time this weekend to read all your posts and to begin to see where you live. Have a nice evening, Ayten.

Anonymous said...

Your ladies who compete for a clean house and neat garden is remarkable. I think there might have been some of that spirit here in this country when I was small but not so much now. I like your photography and I also like to read your narratives.

I want to thank you for coming to my blog. I appreciate that.

I hope you have a nice weekend.

isabella said...

Welcome to the DP family, Ayten!

You've got the beautiful mountains and I'm the one with the sea (well, the Gulf of Mexico, really ;-)

roffe said...

Hello!In Norway spring arrieved almost one mounth earlier, but now it's very cold here, only 10 to 15 degrees.. I don't know much about your country. Have a wonderful weekend..

Ayten said...

Dear All, thank you very much for your support and beautiful comments. Have a great week end too!!


~tanty~ said...

Beautiful garden. I like it.
Happy beautiful Sunday :)