The last photos of the long walk.
The rain was pouring down most morning and I postponed our walk for as long as possible but had to finally give up. The rain was still pouring down but Sune loved it, Orvar and Hector accepted it and Nova just hated it 🙂 Her speed while walking home was considerable higher than when we walked out to the forest 🙂 For the first time in a long while I didn’t bring my camera and isn’t it amazing how many animals suddenly show when I haven’t brought it 🙂
The fire has been burning in the stove since we went up, not because it’s especially cold, on the contrary and not because the wind chills down the cottage because there’s no wind at all. It is to push out the dampness that slowly enters our homes days like this. So it is a bit too warm here now but since it doesn’t rain at the moment I’ve had the kitchen door open for quite some time, the heat in the cottage still keep the dampness outside even if the door is open. I hope the laundry will dry fast now. That was the only chore I had today and I did it as soon as we came home from our walk.
I’ve realised that I had understood so much more about how my “new” camera actually works if I had read the manual I’ve downloaded 🙂 There are lots of technical words I don’t understand fully but google translate is so much better now days that I’ve solved most of their meanings 🙂 For instance, there are two red lines on the lens that I couldn’t figure out what they were there for, they changed when I changed the aperture and focal length. It turns out that it shows from what distances it gives sharp photos! So if the aperture is on 2,8 it only shows the actual motive sharp but if it stands on 11, the photo gets sharp for a much longer distance both in front and after the motive. I knew that higher number on the aperture gives a depth in the photo but now I actually can see exactly how deep it gets.
The rain has started to fall again and all the hunters just arrived to the forest. They are preparing for the start of the Moose hunting season. It starts tomorrow and it will be as most intense this first week and depending on what kind of license they have it can go on for as long as 4-5 months. Every hunting area get a quota of what they are allowed to shoot. They have now put together two such areas here so my guess is that they’ll be allowed to shoot at least one cow and one calf and perhaps a bull or a second calf too, it all depends on how the hunt went last year and if there is a surplus of bulls. Every year they shoot around 100 000 moose here and it isn’t noticeable to be honest. I’ve read that this country have more moose to its size than any other country in the world.
It’s time for a pot of coffee and something to eat and after that a short nap. I hope the raining will slow down some so we can take a proper walk later.
Have a great day!