There aren't any leaves on the trees yet, but we can see the sidewalks, sans snow, for the first time in nearly six months. Everyone is ready for summer and wishing away the damp, dirty leftovers of winter.
Tyler has been up north all week, so grocery shopping for one makes our fridge look pretty sparse.
I've been putting local, raw honey and coconut cashew butter on toast which tastes so good with a side of banana and fig.
The frozen strawberries at the store are actually really good. I thaw them in the fridge and plop a few onto my yoghurt.
I was asked to a local production of Carmen last weekend. The opera was sung in French which was great for me! The costumes were stunning and the set design was really unique.
Then I went to another show which showcased students from the city's music college in their end of the year performance. It was really quite outstanding!
For a small city, it's rich in culture and tradition.
It's bizarre to think that there aren't that many weekends left in Syktyvkar for me and Tyler, but the adventure isn't over yet.