Spring came suddenly this year also in Backa on the island of Hisingen. Warm enough to do the morning walk with Roxy in shorts and sandals. Apple and cherry trees are exploding like slow motion fireworks in gardens everywhere, and the scent of hägg (bird cherry?) fills the air. Pollen levels are extreme and it’s trying time for those with allergy. However, free from allergies it’s difficult to feel anything but euphoric. Life is back!