The weather was changeable this evening: rain, downpour, sun, and rainbow…
While I drove home, I saw rainbow. The sun was shining, and it was raining at the same time.
Later the sky cleared, the rain stopped, and road became nearly dry…
The fields and trees were flooded by the bright and warm sunlight. And there were dark clouds above them.
The road turned one more time, and here I was — in downpour again. It rained heavily in Lomonosov.
On Saturday I and my family went for a walk around the town.
Ulitsa Pobedy (Victory street) starts at the square with fountain. There’s an alley of trees in the middle of the street:
It’s the middle of March, yet it’s very cold. Today morning the temperature was −10°С. The sky was almost clear, and the rising sun shaded everything with warm colors.
Of course I couldn’t help taking a picture… And I like the result!
At the end of March we went for walk into Lomonosov park… to feed ducks, but I’ll tell later about this. We went to the park along Red Pond, Красный пруд.
Nature played a joke on us on April Fools’ Day: it snowed in the afternoon when it was supposed to be spring. Snow covered everything…
Bitter orange (Russian померанцевое дерево) is a symbol of Lomonosov, a town near St. Petersburg, Russia. Previously it was called Oranienbaum, which translates as orange tree from German.
Last year, when Lomonosov celebrated its 300 anniversary, a sculpture of bitter orange was erected:
It is situated in park of Lomonosov, in front of (Menshikov’s) Great Palace.