There’s a fire burning in the stove, not so much because my home is especially cold but because there’s a dampness outside that manages to break in like an unwanted thief in the middle of the night. It’s 10C (50F) outside and that is about what we’ll get today they say. The raining has already started some so that’s my excuse not to even try to mow the lawn today :-) The only chore I have is to do the laundry and I don’t have that much so it’ll be done rather quickly.
They had promised fog for this morning and it rolled on already last evening, for a while it was so thick that I couldn’t see the lights from my neighbors houses. The rain however came much earlier this morning than predicted so most of the fog vanished and we have haze as best now. I had hoped for some nice foggy photos from the bog but instead I got some hazy photos from the fields.
The birds seem to love this weather because they have been chattering a lot all morning. We’ve had rather quiet mornings here until now and it is a nice change. The mosquitoes seem to love this weather too and now I’m so bitten that I can’t feel the itching any longer, that’s a nice change too :-) It must be the same with the dogs and cats too because I can see how many mosquitoes that sits on them while we’re outside but none of them scratches themselves any longer. Lots of mosquitoes mean lots of food for the birds so they can build up a layer of fat for the coming winter so I guess it’s a win-win situation :-)
I decided it was time to start the greenhouse lamp in the cellar yesterday and to pick down the more sensitive plants I have in pots and those I really want to survive the winter, like my Sharon fruit tree. Well it should have been a tree by now but the frost managed to kill most of it two autumns ago, the roots and a small part of the stem survived so now it’s more like a bush :-) It looks like it’s possible to take cuttings and root them in moist soil so I might have two more next spring :-) That is if I don’t manages to kill them down in the cellar of course :-)
It was a good thing I started that fire because the rain is now poring down like the Niagara falls, sitting here in my kitchen must be like going in one of those boats that drives very close to the falls but without the need of rain clothes. It’s time for some breakfast and then the laundry.
Have a great day!