It is still gray weather with sleet on Tuesday and Wednesday that quickly disappeared except in the shadows. On Saturday it snowed and there is still a very thin and spotty cover on the ground with frosty walkways and roads when I write this on sunday night.
The witch hazel and the winter aconite is in flower and there are buds on the Christmas rose.
The picture above is from Linnégatan in Limhamn in southwest Malmö. The carpets in the middle of the street are winter cover for roses. Once upon a time (not that long ago) there was a tramway running in the middle of the street from the beach to the middle of the city. It was called the tramway of roses and was demolished in 1973. The roses are still three as a memory of the tramway and still divide the driving lanes.
When I was young and went to school in town I was always happy to miss the tramway and take the bus that usually was driven behind the tramway to accommodate all the young people travelling to school. The trams were packed as sardines but on the bus you got sitting space and could travel in comfort. Nowadays some people feel romantic about trams but I am not in favour of them. It is easier to navigate the streets without trams, you need turning points for the trams and the streets of today are not built with space for trams, not even the streets that once had trams but very little car traffic. I say stick with buses. A good solution is to power the buses with electricity where it is possible and drive with gas where the lines end. In that way public transport still will be flexible. For a picture of the tram that I took in the early 1970s look here.