Ice Saints

by balconydresser

snow balls

We are just going through the days of what we refer to as the Ice Saints in central Europe. The term refers to the period from 11th to 15th of May where purportedly night frosts are once again possible. Traditional wisdom therefore has it that plants, which are not frost-resistant, should only be moved outside after the feast day of the last Ice Saint, Saint Sophia.

This year, however, I rather wanted to beg the saints for ice cream while temperatures reached 30 degrees Celsius. And yet we do have snow balls like those beautiful ones in a nearby front garden.