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It is Monday.

Young ant queens and males are getting ready to leave the home.

Young ant queens and males are getting ready to leave the home.

And I’m even later than usual, I haf to sign papers and talk about road association meetings before I could do anything else :-) So I’ll skip writing anything more today and see You all tomorrow.

 

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Yesterday was sunny every now and again, today it rained and it filled my 200 liter, 55 gallon, water barrel totally :-)

 

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Have a great day!

 

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Lots of birds.

Some frost on the ground todasy too.

Some frost on the ground today too.

The kitchen door is open and I can hear all the birds singing in y garden and by the field outside my fence. It is a truly wonderful but slightly chilly morning but the sun is shining straight towards the door so it neutralize the cold a lot. Today is the opposite to how it was yesterday and how it will be tomorrow. We’ll get rain but much warmer weather from Tuesday according to predictions and no one will believe that until we see it happen :-)

 

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It was foggy outside when I woke up but too cold to take a walk, I just didn’t want to be freezing that early in the morning :-) I doubt it was much warmer when we went away but at least the sun reached us most parts of our walk :-) Not a man-made sound could be heard, just the birds and breaking of twigs when animals moved around to avoid us. I wish You all could follow us those mornings just to listen to all the sounds. I know that won’t be happening so I found a site where the bird songs can be heard, so I’ll post links to some of those I hear here every morning in spring and early summer. There are of course plenty more but these are the ones that sort of are characteristic for areas like this.

I see more and more Marsh marigolds now.

I see more and more Marsh marigolds now.

Something has opened up this bird house, my guess is a marten or squirrel.

Something has opened up this bird house, my guess is a marten or squirrel.

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This violet only grows where it is very wet, unfortunately it was the road we were walking on :-)

This violet only grows where it is very wet, unfortunately it was the road we were walking on :-)

Too bad the weather wasn’t as good as this yesterday because I had planned to go to a place where they have lots of old stone age tombs, in a sheep pasture :-) But that will have to wait until it’s either foggy or I will pass the area anyway. These tombs are unlike the ones we have here not covered with soil so it is easy to see how they were built, There are also a few menhirs that I’ve never taken a closer look at. There’s actually an old stone ship/ ship setting on my way to work. Every time I see it I’m thinking I must bring my camera one day to take a few photos of it when the sun is rising, I never remember to do it though :-)

 

Some of them had already started to flower too.

Some of them had already started to flower too.

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I have brought home one (will bring home one more) plastic barrel (200 liters/ 55 gallons, that I will make a compost tumbler of. I can’t remember how I found this site on the net but it seems to work and I’ll give it a try, I can get the plastic barrel from work for free since they will be tossed away otherwise :-) This one is meant to be standing in the sun, the warmer the better it seems. The only thing I need to do now is to build a scaffold for it, no problems for a handy man like me :-) :-) :-) Well I hope it will hold together for its first year anyway :-) If it works as I hope I then can make as many as I feel I need and since I only have almost sand in the ground this compost will be welcome to mix down into it.

 

A male Lemon butterfly had decided to rest during the night on the ground and path, it was pure luck that the dogs didn't walk on him. The females are more green in their color.

A male Lemon butterfly had decided to rest during the night on the ground and path, it was pure luck that the dogs didn’t walk on him. The females are more green in their color.

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A tree has fallen and suddenly the sun can shine down on the ground.

A tree has fallen and suddenly the sun can shine down on the ground.

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It is time to make a pot of tea and after that I think I’ll take a tour in the garden.

Have a great day!

 

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Sune and Nova running around chasing each other :-)

Sune and Nova running around chasing each other :-) I think Sune needed that after taking a bath in the really cold creek :-)

 

Links to the different bird songs I can hear here in the morning, they should all open up in a new window. So watch the photos and listen to the birds and You’ll get something of what I have here every morning:

Black Grouse.

Curlew.

Bluetit.

Chaffinch.

Snipe.

Greenfinch.

Green Woodpecker.

Yellowhammer.

Wren.

Cuckoo.

Skylark.

There are of course lots more, they had for instance not the sound from Cranes but You can hear them in the background in the Bluetit tape.                                                             

                                                

I’m glad it’s a bit dull.

The photos showing Falköping is taken around the town square.

The photos showing Falköping is taken around the town square.

I really didn’t feel like going out this morning, the rain was pouring down and there was a weak but very effective wind, so I waited in the longest to go outside. Nova and I both hesitated when I opened up the door but the majority, including Bertil wanted to take a walk. We hadn’t walked far when the rain turned to drizzle and then stopped totally. Still no rain but it is anything than inviting outside.

 

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One of two giant silos. This is farm country.

One of two giant silos. This is farm country.

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There’s no difficulty for You to understand what the sign says, is there :-)

 

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The sign says: The new patisserie. I’m not sure that’s true any longer but I doubt they’ll change the name on the place :-) The house at the end of the road is an appartement building.

 

After our walk I had to go to town for some errands and I hoped that if I went away so I would be in Falköping at the time they were opening the stores there wouldn’t be many other out to shop and how right I was :-) I was the only one outside when I arrived. On the way to the pharmacy to buy the medicine for Orvar and Hector I met one elderly woman (to be honest, she looked like she was 100 years old) who were out walking with Nordic walking sticks (I didn’t know they were called that :-) ) and she had a high pace and didn’t walks as the age she looked :-)

 

My favorite coffee and tea shop. To be honest, there's no other in Falköping and it's many miles to the closest one :-) But it is a great place!

My favorite coffee and tea shop. To be honest, there’s no other in Falköping and its many miles to the closest one :-) But it is a great place!

Lots of restaurants around the town square and I think it is appartements on the second floor.

Lots of restaurants around the town square and I think it is appartements on the second floor.

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There was only one other customer in the pharmacy, a lady that walked like the age she looked to have and she was getting so many medicines that she had to sit down and wait until they had gotten it all for her. Thankfully for this lady we have a high cost protection and if this is what she usually gets this wouldn’t cost her anything. I thing the limit is around $ 110 US a year, we never have to pay more than that every year for medicine. Anyhow, there were actually a few people out walking when I came out from the pharmacy, mostly mothers with carriages. I guess that is one sure way to get babies to sleep :-)

 

See! A human is walking around in the town :-)

See! A human is walking around in the town :-) Even two to be honest :-)

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On my way out of town. I was the only one driving around on the street so I could take this and the next without being dangerous in the traffic.

On my way out of town. I was the only one driving around on the street so I could take this and the next without being dangerous in the traffic.

One of thoise self service petrol stations. Too bad the sign doesn't work so You could see how expensive our petrol is.

One of those self-service petrol stations. Too bad the sign doesn’t work so You could see how expensive our petrol is.

The building You can see is Falköping hospital.

The building You can see is Falköping hospital.

I took a few photos and started driving homewards again. I stopped at the grocery store in Gudhem to get a package, I had bought a tele-photo lens to my old Minolta. No one else bade on it so I got it almost shamefully cheap :-) I jumped in to my car when I had fetched it and when I turned the car key I lost the grip on it before the car started. I turned the key again but the car refused to start. Rather annoying to be honest. Suddenly another car drove in to the parking lot and it turned out to be my neighbor, the farmers up the slope :-) I tried to start it several times but Colonel Hati, as I call my car had no wish what so ever to start again :-)

 

I did take a few photos on our morning walk too.

I did take a few photos on our morning walk too.

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They were in no hurry to leave when we came and stood there when we came back too :-)

 

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The garage I normally use when something is wrong isn’t far away and the number to the garage is also the owners private phone number. I knew I would be able to get home just in case since my neighbors were there but if it didn’t start it would be nice if they could take the car as soon as possible. So I called him and we talked for a while and I said that he could listen how it sounded through the phone when I tried to start Colonel Hati. Naturally he started as soon as I turned the key :-) :-) :-) This has actually happened to me when I had a Volvo (it is a quite common problem) if the engine has to be stopped before it gets warm it can become cranky and flood the engine with petrol and when that happens it can take up to half an hour before the cars even thinks of starting again and when it does it sounds terrible :-) But I have to say that Hati didn’t sound bad at all, on the contrary.

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I did however tell the garage owner that I will have to go to him for that window problem but it had to wait for a while since I am a bit too busy these coming weeks. So home I came and the first thing I did after letting the dogs out of the dog house and in to the cottage was to go to the woodshed and chop some wood. Naturally I hit my own hand :-) No, no blood. I had to just get the ax to get a grip of the log so I took it very slowly and gently, I know what can happen :-) and since the ax is slightly dull nothing bad happened. Had it been new however I would now most likely have been on my way to the hospital  :-) :-) :-) At least I now have fire wood so I can start a fire later today :-)

 

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Guelder rose.

Guelder rose.

Cherry buds.

Cherry buds.

The man in the grocery store, I think he’s one of the owners, got really interested when he saw my camera so I might have to go back to show him some of my old cameras :-) He himself have an old Rolleiflex, I have a Rolleicord the poor cousin from the countryside in comparing to his :-) It is time for a pot of tea and then I think I’ll take a small nap.

Have a great day!

It is after all the workers holiday.

The first web this spring.

The first web this spring.

It rained all day yesterday and after that the cold came with the fog. So I woke up to a rather white world covered in frost. I had gone out just before I went  to bed to cover those plants I have on my patio and that turned out to be a good thing. Strangely enough it doesn’t look like the more sensitive plants I have in my garden got damaged, like they usually does.

Everything was covered in frost.

Everything was covered in frost.

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Still some fog in the distance.

Still some fog in the distance.

It was quite nice being outside walking though since there was and still is no wind. The birds sang and the Black Grouse roosters are still trying to impress the ladies :-) They tend to keep doing that long after any lady cares about it though and yesterday I could even hear them in the evening. The roosters tend to get a bit crazy and never really understand when it is time to stop :-) It was really wonderful out there, at least until a framer or one of their employees started driving around on a four-wheeler. Why is it that they don’t think they need a muffler on those things? They never change them after they have broken!

 

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The best view of the sun so far today.

The best view of the sun so far today.

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Today is May first, the workers day in big parts of the world and a holiday in Europe at least. People used to be out demonstrating for better living conditions but now days we tend to rather see the brave few on tv instead and use the day for a picnic or going to the summer house :-) This day used to be about getting better conditions for all but today people tend to see it like “I want it better but I really don’t care about others”. I’m not going to demonstrate but I still sympathies with those old ideals.

 

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Instead I took a two or was it three hour nap :-) after that I vacuumed all floors and after that I also scrubbed them. I was thinking of doing the dishes too but stopped and thought that would be a bit too much, after all this is the workers holiday :-) The weather isn’t especially inviting even if there’s no wind. Still rather chilly and cloudy. The entire weekend will be like this but it will get warmer and sunnier again as soon as we start working on Monday :-) So typical :-)

 

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The creek kept most of the frost aeay it seems.

The creek kept most of the frost away it seems.

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So, yesterday was Walpurgis night and no one here really knows why we celebrate that day, we’ve changed it to a day to welcome spring even if it doesn’t feel like it’s here right now :-) We have also renamed Walpurgis to Valborg, a more Swedish name even if it isn’t especially common to be honest. I think the only Valborg I’ve ever met (but can’t remember it because I was too young) was my grandfather’s brother which one of his wives (I think he had a few) was named Valborg. Walpurgis however was an English princess that became a nun and later on an abbess. She is said to be very successful in converting pagans to christianity and that usually means that if they didn’t want to do it they would be killed. The Christian church has always been rather successful in turning pagans that way.

 

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But I doubt many know anything of that here in Sweden, so after they have celebrated the return of spring many seems to think that they need to get really drunk and start destroying other people’s properties, I guess it is much like St Patrick’s day :-) :-) :-)  It is worse around the universities and close to the capital though. I couldn’t find any info about that in this part of the country, we have it around Easter instead :-)

 

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It is time for something to eat and after that another walk.

Have a great day!

 

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Did I win?

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Today is Walpurgis night, or eve as we say here in Sweden. It’s a sort of semi big day here in Sweden. Big in the middle of the country less big in the rest of it. This is the day when se celebrate spring, have bonfires and choirs sing old songs to its honor. This is also the day that most likely gives us bad weather so the ones going out is drowned by rain :-) I’ll tell You more about it tomorrow if I remember.

 

It was still raining when I came home from work but it stopped as soon as we went out for our walk.

It was still raining when I came home from work but it stopped as soon as we went out for our walk.

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I had a big battle with my printer two days ago and I’m not sure if I won or not :-) I was going to print out the invitation to the annual road association. I opened up Word and was just about to start writing when it suddenly said that it was impossible to reach Windows on the net and this must be a pirate copy of the program! and then it made it impossible to do anything. So I had to get the modem on my other computer start up internet and within seconds it told me that life was good and that I actually didn’t have a pirate copy :-) So idiotic!!!

 

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I connected my computer to my printer and told it to print out 15 copies of what I had written. I also marked what printer it should send the text too, for some reason the computer had several different choices where it felt it could send the text to. I also marked that I wanted the text in black. Anyway, it started working and out came a paper with the most watery yellow text I’ve ever seen :-) It could almost only be seen in a certain angle towards the light. To my big surprise the printer then just gave me 14 white pages?! So I asked it to start printing again with the same result?!

 

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These were all the photos I took today, so the rest is from yesterday or the day before.

These were all the photos I took today, so the rest is from yesterday or the day before.

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  For some reason I can’t understand the computer had switched to a printer called note to myself, what kind of printer is called that?? So I changed it back and then I found the little square that asked if I wanted to print out only the page where I actually had written something on!! Why on earth would I like 14 blank pages?? Anyhow, I double checked everything and pressed print again. It started to print!! and in black too! but not the entire letter, two thirds of it was black but the last third was sort of lined but white in between :-)

 

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So I checked if I actually had ink in it and it was almost full. So I took an old paper and photo copied it just to see what happened, it filled in the entire letters this time. Problem solved thought I and how stupid I was :-) I got just the same result again but every second paper was a copy of the old one I tried :-) I had forgotten to remove it :-) At that moment I was ready to just throw the printer on the floor and scream some :-) But I thought I would try it in another color just to see what happened. The invitations are now left in the mailboxes and has a deep blue color :-)

 

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Tomorrow is May first and a Holiday in big parts of the world, it is the workers day. Back in the days a majority of the workers were out demonstrating for better conditions in life, today most just have the day off, goes on a picnic or their summer houses. There are still a few v´brave ones though and the rest of us will watch them on tv when they send the news in the evening :-)

 

In my garden. A variety of Easter lily. It will open up more though.

In my garden. A variety of Easter lily. It will open up more though.

Grape hyacinth.

Grape hyacinth.

Filled Bloodroot.

Filled Bloodroot.

Soon the Sloe will be entire white.

Soon the Sloe will be entirely white.

Have a great day!

Fighting with a printer!

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Sorry! I’m so late today after fighting with my printer! I’ll trell You more about it either tomorrow or on Thursday. If I get the time I will write something tomorrow but I don’t think I will, I will most likely fight the printer again :-)

 

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Have a great day!

 

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All the fun things we have to do.

This morning.

This morning.

We’ve had a rather nice day today, from what I’ve seen through the windows at work. The day passed fairly quick but still it felt like it would never end :-) I was supposed to have the salary negotiations today but the union man who is supposed to do it got sick so we’ll have it tomorrow instead. He’s still sick but I’ll do the negotiations with the factory owner. Can’t say I’ll enjoy it but someone has to do it. I don’t have the right to sign any deals though, that will the union man do when he gets better.

 

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We don’t have much to negotiate about tobe honest, they made a three-year deal two years ago so I already know how much we’ll can negotiate about. It is how the money will be shared between us we’ll talk about. I always feel that the best would be if we all got the same but that’s never gonna happen :-) Competence is of course one factor we need to check, another is if one is very active at work or if one is the lazy kind :-) and so on and it always seems we never think the same about people :-) People never likes me after these negotiations :-) Thankfully I really don’t care what they think about me. My life motto is: I don’t care what You think about me, I just care that You do think something about me :-)

 

From now on only garden photos. Tulipa tarda, spreads like weeds :-)

From now on only garden photos. Tulipa tarda, spreads like weeds :-)

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Cowslip.

Cowslip.

Some kind of Euphorbia, spreads like crazy but doesn' t push away anything else.

Some kind of Euphorbia, spreads like crazy but doesn’
t push away anything else.

How awful it would be if they never found anything to talk about me when I’m not around, how boring would I be then? Or if they actually forget about me just a few days after I’ve left :-) Christer? Who was that? Well that’s never going to happen :-) I did another fun thing today, my income tax. To be honest, I don’t have to do much, most of it is pre printed on the papers. The only thing I have to do is the tax deduction for the fuel I use to and from work. I can’t take any public transportation so I do get back some for that. When I’ve written down that I’ll only have to post it to the tax office.

 

Snake's head, strange name on this beautiful Frittilaria.

Snake’s head, strange name on this beautiful Fritillaria.

Some kind of  Amelanchier.

Some kind of Amelanchier.

Daffodil, we call them Easter lilies.

Daffodil, we call them Easter lilies.

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It is time for something to eat and then it won’t be long until it’s time to go to bed. The sun is warming up my bedroom right now so it’ll be nasty warm there when I’m trying to fall asleep :-) Too early to have open windows at night though, still way below freezing during nights.

 

My woodland right now.

My woodland right now.

A blue White Wood Anemone.

A blue White Wood Anemone.

The sloe has just started to flower now.

The sloe has just started to flower now.

My two bushes will look fantastic when all white flowers open up!

My two bushes will look fantastic when all white flowers open up!

 

Have a great day!

 

This little Common lizard stopped by my feet when I was sitting on an old tree stump. It was a bit tricky to photograph it because I had a tele-photo lens on the camera :-)

This little Common lizard stopped by my feet when I was sitting on an old tree stump. It was a bit tricky to photograph it because I had a tele-photo lens on the camera :-)

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Clothespins can be used for many things.

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Waiting for breakfast.

 

It’s a fairly nice morning, the sun is shining but it’s covered with the eventual cloud that passes by every now and again. 10C (50F) and only a weak wind, weak but sort of sinister cold. I get the feeling snow will arrive at any moment but none is predicted and to be honest, there’s not a snow cloud in sight. I have the kitchen door mostly open but every now again the cloud is rather big and it feels like it takes forever for the sun to appear and warm up my kitchen again.

 

 

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Cherry I think.

Cherry I think.

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I got the phone call yesterday afternoon and off I went to pick up the thing I bought so long ago :-) I was waiting with my car at a bust stop, the bus had just passed so I knew I could stand there for over an hour before the next one would arrive. It seems that several people had decided to meet there because several cars stopped and the drivers all asked if I was that or that person :-) It was so warm that I opened up my car windows to let the air flow  and when I had gotten what I was waiting for I had planned to drive in to Skara to take a few photos.

 

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I scoulded Nova and Sune for making me miss the pheasant and fox this morning. I told them to stand still and both times I was going to take photos of the both they pulled the leash. I would have understood it if they actually had seen the animals but this was just a "we don't give a crap about what You say" thing :-)

I scolded Nova and Sune for making me miss the pheasant and fox this morning. I told them to stand still and both times I was going to take photos of the both they pulled the leash. I would have understood it if they actually had seen the animals but this was just a “we don’t give a crap about what You say” thing :-)

At least I got this hare :-)

At least I got this hare :-)

Suddenly the window on the front passenger side sounded strange, like if some sand was crushed by the window and then the entire window fell don into the door :-) :-) :-) So I changed my plans and drove home again, there was after all a weather prediction saying rain would come the same afternoon. I was a bit lucky in all this because a corner of the window still peeked up and it was very easy to get the rest up and in place too but then I had the problem of how to keep it there. In the old days one often saw car windows with a screw driver pushed down to keep it up. I however chose two wooden clothespins, You know the one with a spring attaching the two halves together.

 

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Not in a great hurry to get away from us.

 

I removed the spring, put the two halves back to back and pushed them down between the window and the car door. The window sits very well now and this is how it will stay until I feel I have the time to let the garage take care of it :-) :-) :-) I have so many other things to do that will keep me away from work, like doctors visits, that I feel that since this isn’t an emergency it can wait for some time. I know they usually have a car that I can borrow at the garage but sometimes other customers have gotten them before me :-)

The maples are in bloom.

The maples are in bloom.

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So what was it I had bought You might wonder, well I think one can call it a candle house or light house even though it really isn’t a light house  :-) It is made from clay and can take our winter climate and one is supposed to put a light inside it so it can shine nicely when it is dark outside. I knew that the chimney was broken but I’ll buy some paint and try to make it look like a natural decay on a house left long ago. But I didn’t only get the house, my friend that had kept it for me for so long also sent me some other things.

 

This is the house that I had bought. I do like the colors and the maker says it is real gold on the parts that are golden. Hard to see here though :-)

This is the house that I had bought. I do like the colors and the maker says it is real gold on the parts that are golden. Hard to see here though :-)

As You can see is the chimney broken but I'll fix it so that it looks like normal decay, I'll just have to buy the right kind of paint.

As You can see is the chimney broken but I’ll fix it so that it looks like normal decay, I’ll just have to buy the right kind of paint.

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They were deep frozen and wrapped in a beautiful green blanket. I looked down into the two different plastic bags they were wrapped in and saw the biggest chicken I’ve ever seen together with two huge chicken legs and some pork. It all came from animals she raised herself and the animals never understood what happened the day they got slaughtered, the pig for instance was eating and had no interest what so ever about what happened around him. Well, it wasn’t any chicken to be honest, neither were the legs, it was a small turkey :-) :-) :-) She has told me to cook the turkey on low heat for a long time and when the days comes I’ll send You a mail Joyce to get a good recipe :-) (no photos of the meat though, they are resting in my freezer at the moment :-) )

 

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The laundry is hanging outside to dry and it is time to make a pot of tea and something to eat I think, well at least the tea will be made :-)

Have a great day!

It’s one of those days :-)

A bit hazy this morning.

A bit hazy this morning.

The weather isn’t good enough to stay outside for any longer period of time but it isn’t bad enough to stay indoors watching tv all day. I found a new channel I haven’t had before, Fox and the weather sure isn’t that bad so I would stay indoors to watch any of those programs :-) Crossing Jordan is probably the best they show and that’s really old. The rest they shows seems to be reality shows which doesn’t show much reality to be honest :-) They also show bad movies at night.

 

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A road covered in manure, a dogs paradise :-)

A road covered in manure, a dogs paradise :-)

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I’m waiting for a call today. A long time ago, way over a year or so, I bought something on an auction where the all the money goes to a dog shelter in Thailand (Yes I know the money goes there because a friend of mine visits the place every time she goes down there). The thing was placed at another friends home and we were only going to decide when and where I would pick it up :-) It is heading this way today and I’ll pick it up somewhere, we haven’t decided exactly where yet though :-) If  fate is us benevolent I’ll actually get it today and I’ll show You it tomorrow :-)

 

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I’m thinking about going out to the wood shed to bring in some logs and start a fire in the stove. It isn’t especially cold here and the humidity is low but it still feels a bit chilly. I’m too lazy at the moment though so I might do it later and start the fire in the afternoon so it’ll be nice here during the night. It’s that kind of day I’m afraid :-)

 

We walked down stream on one side of the creek and back up stream on the other side.

We walked down stream on one side of the creek and back up-stream on the other side.

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We went down to the creek this morning but today we walked down streams. Sune still remember how embarrassing it was to be helped up from that creek the last time so he didn’t even try to jump down into it :-) He did however take a bath in the creek when we reached the bog :-) Too bad we don’t live close to any water that doesn’t smell like mud :-) I’ll never try to stop him though, he really loves to jump down into the cool water :-)

 

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I guess he couldn't find a bigger stick :-)

I guess he couldn’t find a bigger stick :-)

I’ll bring one of my old cameras with me when I’m leaving for that thing later, I think I found where the light leak is on my Rolleicord. The lid didn’t attach properly but every time I held the camera at the bottom I closed the lid and there was no light leak but every time I held it in the sides the lid opened up slightly :-) We’ll all know in a few weeks when this film is developed, it is the last of the slide films and today I won’t over expose it at all :-)

 

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The Jackdaws have nested in this chimney for years.

The Jackdaws have nested in this chimney for years.

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They don't care about the Wagtail staying close and the Wagtail isn't bothered by them.

They don’t care about the Wagtail staying close and the Wagtail isn’t bothered by them.

Have a great day!

 

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This and the following two photos shows different varieties of the White Wood Anemone.

 

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The first Trillium to flower.

The first Trillium to flower.

Rheum palmatum.

Rheum palmatum.

Flower buds on my peach tree :-) Lets hope that both the honey bees and bumble bees found them when they open up :-)

Flower buds on my peach tree :-) Lets hope that both the honey bees and bumblebees find them when they open up :-)

He was back and now he’s gone again.

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Bertil stood outside my entrance door early this morning and I thought You all wanted to know that :-) I can also tell You that he stayed in the forest when we were out walking after work so he will most likely be gone again for a day or two :-)  So You can start worrying again :-)

 

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The birch is getting green.

The birch is getting green.

I guess the beaver won't like that they are restoring the ditches, this is its favorite ditch :-)

I guess the beaver won’t like that they are restoring the ditches, this is its favorite ditch :-)

It is a much nicer day than they had predicted, the sun shines through gaps in the clouds every now and again and there’s no rain in sight. They have changed the predictions from yesterday so now we won’t get any rain until Sunday but we all know that can change any second :-) Not even the wind was disturbing today, on the contrary because when the sun is shining it gets so warm that even a sweater is too much.

 

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I couldn't figure out if the horses had been here or was here working.

I couldn’t figure out if the horses had been here or was here working.

We walked down to the creek and when we almost had reached it I saw a big van and a big horse carriage. The tracks on the ground showed that it was working horses and that they were pulling something heavy. The land owner has hired them to take care of all the trees that had fallen during all our winter storms. The ground is rather sensitive here since it is mostly bog and swamp land here so horses make less damage to the ground while working.

 

The bird house is slowly falling appart but is still used.

The bird house is slowly falling apart but is still used.

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I could hear that they were working somewhere but not exactly where so I never got any photos while they were working but I did get a few when they were taking a break. There are more trees to take care of but I doubt they’ll be working during the weekend so the chance for me to get some action photos are slim to none I’m afraid.

 

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The Marsh marigold is growing fast now.

The Marsh marigold is growing fast now.

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I fear I might need to mow the lawn again this weekend, I had hoped it would grow slow now at the beginning but I hoped in vain it seems. Well I can wait until next weekend but by then it might be so high that it clogs the mower all the time and that is so annoying. I need to buy a new big watering can, the one I had suddenly cracked at the bottom. I tried to fill it but it took forever and as soon as I stopped filling it the water level sank fast, there is a long crack almost around it at the bottom :-) I had several great ones in my old garden center, You know those big heavy nickel-plated ones but did I bring home any of them?

 

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I don't know much about horses but doesn't the blond one look a bit thin?

I don’t know much about horses but doesn’t the blond one look a bit thin?

It is time to make something to eat and I think I can enjoy one cup of tea, it is after all weekend and if I sleep bad during the night, so be it :-)

Have a great day!

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