Oranje Lente

It’s Springy!

narcissus

We’ve had some fabulous weather over the past few days.

white and yellow

moispringy

There was a gorgeous pink moon on Thursday.

PinkMoon

I also enjoyed watching the plane constellations shift.

planes

Someone wasn’t sure what all the moongazers were doing in its territory.

raccoon

Trees are blossoming.

blossoms

Birds are claiming their territory on a neighboring tree.

birds

Squirrels munch on tree buds.

feastingsquirrel

Flowers are emerging everywhere.

Daisy-ish

Tomorrow is a big day in my home country. Queen Beatrix is abdicating and Willem-Alexander will be the first king in 123 years.

Beatrix

I remember the abdication of Queen Juliana, and found a small essay I wrote in elementary school.

Juliana-Beatrix

This was me as a queen in 1980. 🙂 It does seem strange to have a king whom I watched grow up in the papers.

miniqueen

Even though there is a debate about whether the monarchy is an antiquated institution (the Dutch Royal Family is mostly ceremonial and ambassadorial), tomorrow’s celebrations will be fun to observe.

tulip

Here’s to the land of tulips!

tulipsred

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