We should have gone out there in the morning.
Today started out just as wonderful as yesterday was (now it is cloudy though) but a lot colder, I didn’t mind since there were no wind. It actually felt warmer than warmer windy days. We walked down to the creek over the fields and for once I could have Nova unleashed and she just didn’t care about a single thing I told her to do so she soon got leashed again. She also behaved like insane when leashed so we weren’t happy with each other at all and she was cranky for hours after that 🙂 🙂 🙂
I learned that if one stand in a field with forest on both sides and shouts after a dog that just doesn’t care it echoes so much it scares the crap out of the dog 🙂 I’m pretty sure it scared all wild life too because we couldn’t see any animals anywhere and the birds were totally quiet 🙂 A few flocks of swans passed above us and it was only their wings that made any sound so I guess it was mute swans, trumpet swans (or song swans as we call them ) always make lots of noise, I wonder if those honks works like pep talks? “Only a thousand miles left, keep flapping those wings of Yours, soon we’ll meet summer again” 🙂
Our second walk brought us out on the bog. I didn’t feel like going there this morning, I wonder why? but I wish I had because the night had been so cold that the ice on the bog was frozen solid. At first I sort of slid over the ice prepared to break through any second but then I took a close look at it, it was possible to see that the ice was at least 10cm (four inches) thick 🙂 We didn’t walk especially far but it was nice to be out there again. I did bring a camera but not a digital one but my Edixa, the latest one. I hope the old film and the camera works reasonable so I’ll be able to show You those photos later on.
It will stay cold tonight too but tomorrow will be cloudy and windy so I doubt I’ll go out on a windy bog, well it depends on what direction the wind comes from. If it’s from south to north-west the forest on the islands out there will protect us from the wind and then I might go out there again. Winter is still far from over so we will most likely get the chance to have a frozen bog again before it is over. The bog is around 10 square kilometers big (have no idea what that might be in square miles) so it’s best not to get lost out there 🙂 Well, as long as one walk in a straight line there’s no bigger problem really, the bog is surrounded by smaller roads and sooner or later one will walk in to one of them.
It is time for a pot of tea and perhaps a tiny nap, it is a bit late for a nap to be honest but it is so nice and I still have tomorrow free from work 🙂
Have a great day!