It gives hope.
It is below 0C (32F) but the sun is shining and it gets so warm on the south side of the cottage that the snow melts away rapidly now, it’s actually so warm in the sunshine that I was thinking of going outside while drinking a pot of tea. I would have if it wasn’t for the nasty wind but at least it gives hope of a spring coming to us in a hopefully not too far future. It started yesterday evening and the wind was so strong that my cottage trembled in the gusts.
The wind changed direction slightly after a while so the night was calm anyway. I could hear the wind howl and roar and slept like a baby during the night, I usually do when the storms blows. Still this was just at the edge of the storm, it was much, much worse way up north. The Swedish parts of the Eurovision Song Contest started yesterday and I was watching the program when the wind blew as worst. Like always my sister and I was texting to each other during the competition but I had so bad signals that my text messages had problems reaching her, they all came at the same time 🙂
The show was so bad yesterday that I’m not sure I’ll watch the coming ones. They tend to start this with the best songs and these were so bad that I wonder how bad the ones were that didn’t make it to the programs 🙂 They usually get a couple of thousands songs to choose from every year.
The wind was still rather nasty this morning when we went out for our morning walk but we walked in to the forest where the wind couldn’t reach us. We followed the creek up streams to get to the bridge that lead to the bog. The snow was rather difficult to walk on, it’s the kind that is slippery if You understand how I mean. We reached one of the better bridges but not the best one, I could see that there was water beneath the snow in some places but couldn’t figure out if it just was melt water from yesterday or if it was a ditch beneath it. so I turned home instead.
Hector was tired after walking in that snow, it was fairly deep too and I had barely turned around to walk homewards when Orvar started to run in that direction, it looks like he was tired of it all and wanted to get home fast 🙂 But it was quite nice walking around out of winds reach and we met my neighbors when we came home after one and a half hour, they were just about to walk the same way as we had 🙂
I’ve done my laundry and now it hangs on my patio to dry in the warm sunshine and strong winds. The fire is burning in the stove and soon I’ll watch some ski biathlon on tv before we go out again.
Have a great day!