Tuesday, February 16, 2010


It's just 15 days until Baba Marta, the old grandmother of spring, will arrive in Bulgaria. The stands selling tiny red and white EVERYTHING to give to everyone you know on March 1st have sprouted throughout the downtown, along with ladies who could actually be Baba Marta herself in disguise, selling tiny bundles of the first snowdrops of the season.

Spring will come!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

An early spring flower named Snowdrop suggests that it might be prudent to not get your hopes up prematurely. But, I always scrub our winter boots in late March, even though I have to take them back out in April, so it will be sweet to imagine you draping Sofia in red and white, and I'll keep watering my amarylis bulb, too.