SwedishBetween bird cherry and lilacLate spring and early summer.

I saw the bird cherry blooming in Stockholm today, and it made me remember this lovely phrase. There's an old story about a shoemaker who put up a sign in his shop window: "Closed between bird cherry and lilac." The time between the bird cherry blooming and the lilac blooming is often considered the best time of the year: lovely blossoms and fragrances everywhere, it doesn't really get dark at night, it's becoming decently warm, and the wasps are still few and quite chill.