More about Spring

Flower-covered field in west Zurich.
Flower-covered field in west Zurich.

Not only does Zurich turn suddenly green in the Springtime, but flowers are everywhere.

The wild strawberries are blossoming.
The wild strawberries are blossoming.
This is what barlauch flowers look like.
This is what baerlauch flowers look like.
Not sure what these are, but they're pretty.
Not sure what these are, but they're pretty.
Mustard flowers
Mustard flowers

Besides all this flora, there is fauna too. Birds sing, bugs flit, and since we are near the forest, an occasional fox wanders through our garden. There are also normal-sized snails and larger SnOUSes (Snails Of Unusual Size).

There is a 5 rupen coin (same size as a US dime) in the bottom right corner for reference.
The shell of this species of snail measures 37-47mm (1.5-1.8 inches) wide.

This kind of snail lives 5 years and hibernates during the winter by sealing off its shell. It’s also edible, and is what becomes escargot when cooked. But I let this little guy continue on his way and did not eat him.

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