It's time for apple trees to bloom right now. In Tampere there are big apple trees in many gardens around my neighbourhood, and at the moment it's very very pretty. The tree under my window is just beginning to bloom but there are others which already are in full bloom. Clouds of delicate white and pink.
It's also time to say bye-bye to Tampere for a little while; I'll be working and living (and hopefully resting) in Helsinki for the summer. I felt a little wistful leaving Tampere yesterday: it would be nice to know the summer there too (though not in my current apartment, it gets way too hot), and it feels really strange that I probably won't be seeing my new friends there for a couple of months. But on the other hand, I love Helsinki, and there are lots of people here to spend the summer months with - one of them is actually going to be my neighbour very soon! Lovely miss H, that is.
Realizing I'd like to spend my summer in Tampere too (maybe next year then), and that I'm eagerly waiting for the next semester and seeing all my friends there, made me also realize that I've begun to feel like home there. It feels good to know I will feel good going back there in September.