You can thank me later :-)

Winter wonder land, so fun.

Winter wonder land, so fun.

I’ve done what I can to make winter leave northern America and most likely arrive here instead, I’ve shaved my head again 🙂 The predictions says it will stay fairly warm and my hair just got too long now, it’s impossible to get rid of the powder paint on my scalp. Long hair and sweating sort of makes thee powder to concrete and that’s not nice 🙂 You can all thank me later by sending expensive and luxurious gifts 🙂 🙂 🙂

 

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The sun did actually show for a few seconds every now and again.

The sun did actually show for a few seconds every now and again.

 

The little hair that will grow up in a week will be enough to keep my head warm just in case it does get colder again. The snow we got during last evening and night did stay and we still have some on the ground but it is melting fast now. The wind and relatively warm air do the job well. It’s no nice day outside though just because of the wind, as soon as one walks in the forest however it almost gets too warm so I walked big parts with the jacket open this morning. We walked where I didn’t think I would again since I can feel I’m not allowed there, the Forbidden Forest.

 

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It didn’t fell that bad today but we did leave the area sooner than I had thought because suddenly the stench of wild hogs became very strong and we walked straight in to where they had planned to stay during the day 🙂 They had left just before we arrived though, sometimes I’m glad I have to shout after my dogs, it does warn any wild animal that we’re on our way towards them 🙂 We turned towards where the creek is and walked beside it down stream and followed it for a while. A fox had just passed where we had walked just a few minutes earlier, too bad I never got a chance to see it, just its paw prints in the snow.

 

and in to the Forbidden Forest we went.

and in to the Forbidden Forest we went.

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Lots of fairly big ant stacks here.

Lots of fairly big ant stacks here.

 

My neighbors came out when we passed their cottage and told me they had been baking yesterday and wondered if I wanted some of it 🙂 What a question 🙂 🙂 🙂 It was actually my favorite cake but I can’t for my life remember what it is called 🙂 I had it in my head until I sat down and started writing this post 🙂 It was delicious and just what I needed after our morning walk 🙂 I’ll tell You what it’s called as soon as my brain starts to work again 🙂 It is a cake I often buy when it is my time to buy something to the coffee on our weekly meetings in the painting department.

 

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The cross-country ski world championship (and ski jumping) goes on here in Sweden right now. As usual the Norwegians dominate it and will most likely take most gold and silver medals as they always do. Needless to say cross-country skiing is gigantic in Norway and their skiers are seen more or less as semi gods. It’s fairly big here in Sweden but i slowly dying I think. It’s fairly big in Finland and Russia too but not in the rest of the world. However that doesn’t mean there isn’t any good skiers from other countries, Canada for instance has already two medals. I tend to sleep very well in front of the tv when they show it 🙂

 

This is where the stench of wild hogs hit us, the dogs loved it, me not so much :-)

This is where the stench of wild hogs hit us, the dogs loved it, me not so much 🙂

So we turned towards the creek and followed it down stream.

So we turned towards the creek and followed it down stream.

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The laundry is done and is drying outside in the patio, the fire burns in the stove and it’s time for a pot of tea and a nap in front of the tv, cross-country skiing is on 🙂

 

I'm glad the hunters never shot any fox :-)

I’m glad the hunters never shot any fox 🙂

Sune, always happy :-)

Sune, always happy 🙂

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Have a great day!

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18 responses

  1. jaz

    awww….what a cute smile on sune’s face! i learned how to cross country ski from a norwegian. i was not very good and of course, he was excellent! i hope your weather doesn’t get too cold before your hair grows back!

    February 22, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    • Hi Joyce!

      He’s alway happy that dog 🙂

      They are so dominant in cross country skiing now days that they almost are killing the sport 🙂 What’s the use in competing if we all know the Norwegians will win anyway 🙂

      I found my old yellow cap so now it doesn’t matter if it gets cold again 🙂

      have a great day!
      Christer.

      February 22, 2015 at 2:32 pm

  2. I hope your valiant efforts to call more winter upon you help, a shaved head is brave to have in winter!!!! We love cross country skiing in our family, we are all skiers, watching it might be a bit boring until the finish!!

    February 22, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    • Hi Laurie!

      Well, I found my old yellow cap so it might not help now when I won’t be freezing if the cold hits 🙂

      I used to like it but since they almost always start at the same time now days nothing really happens until the last hundred meters and it always end with a Norwegian victory 🙂 🙂

      Harvey is fantastic though! So great that Canada win medals too! There’s a Woman from the USA who is really good too! but we need more people from both Your countries to break the Norwegian dominance.

      Have a great day!
      Christer.

      February 22, 2015 at 2:35 pm

  3. Caryn

    Hi Christer,
    Thank you for trying to call the winter to you. I’m not sure it will work because we are back in the deep freeze this afternoon after it rains. Oh joy. If it does work, though, I’ll knit you a mink hat to keep your head warm.

    The Forbidden Forest looks very interesting. I’m glad it didn’t feel too bad except for the wild hog part. Now I have to ask how well does a tree do when it has a giant ant mound piled all around its trunk and covering the root crown? It looks as though an ill-informed homeowner got overly enthusiastic with the decorative mulch. 🙂

    I love the photo of the red root cellar door. What is the black metal thing next to it? I like it, too.

    I forgot if I told you a coyote pooped on my front walkway. The scat was full of fur and sunflower seed shells. I googled to see if coyotes ate birdseed. They do. They eat the birds and other critters that feed there, too. Very enterprising of them. No wonder they are doing so well.

    It’s warm (32ºF 😀 ) and dull grey outside. Now and then a flake of snow passes by lest we forget and enjoy ourselves. 🙂 🙂

    Enjoy the day.

    February 22, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    • Hi Caryn!

      I started to feel sorry for You and I knew it would turn cold as soon as I shaved of all that hair because I couldn’t find my yellow cap. Suddenly I found it though so I think it might not work after all 🙂 🙂
      To my big surprise I found flowering snow drops in my garden today 🙂

      An ant stack is no problem fro the tree, it keeps the trunk dry and air reaches it easily. Soil or water however is a sure death if it covers that much for a longer time just because the trunk is kept wet and the air doesn’t reach it. It does look that way 🙂

      The metal thing is one of those flower pot holders, You know the kind that one usually find on balconies, once upon a time that root cellar was used and they liked to put flowers there.

      How interesting! but scary since You have so small dogs. The only thing pooping on my front walk way are geese passing by and that’s not interesting at all, just messy 🙂 🙂

      I think it’s around 35 here right now, the sun is shining and the snow is gone, I especially like that last part 🙂

      Have a great on this warm day of Yours 🙂

      Christer.

      February 22, 2015 at 4:37 pm

      • Caryn

        Rocky has a deep and abiding hatred for coyotes. He attacks (or tries too) as soon as he sees one. Piki Dog hasn’t had the pleasure yet but I’m pretty sure he would do exactly the same thing only faster.
        I jokingly refer to the coyote as my outside dog because it seems to like to sit on my front steps. My neighbors have remarked upon it. I don’t know what they’d like me to do about it but I wouldn’t do it even if I did know. 🙂

        February 22, 2015 at 4:46 pm

      • 🙂 It really doesn’t matter what size the dog has as long as it shows it’s bigger mentally 🙂 I don’t think I would do anything either, more than try to photograph it from a window or with one of those wild life cameras. It’s cool to have a coyote sitting on ones front steps 🙂

        February 22, 2015 at 4:53 pm

  4. Åh vad glad Sune ser ut! Brukar hans “le eller skratta” eller är han för ung för det? 🙂 Både Penny och vår tax Brasse började göra det när dom kom över 10-års ålder. Ser väldans kul och trevligt ut….. 🙂 🙂
    Här har vi verkligen haft vår idag, med strålande sol (SMHI lovade igenmulet) och blommor! Yes!! Några vintergäck samt cyklamen blommade. Underbart!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
    KRAM ❤
    Susie

    February 22, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    • Hejsan Susie!

      Han brukar allt le mest hela tiden, fast det är ju svårt när man har så stiora läppar som han har 🙂 Men han kan ju som alla spaniels se riktigt grinig ut också 🙂

      Vi har fått ett riktigt skönt väder här också! Solen skiner, flera plusgrader och snön är borta 🙂 Dessutom hittade jag blommande snödroppar i trädgården 🙂 Trodde att de knappt hade börjat visa sig än 🙂
      Ha det gott!
      Christer.

      February 22, 2015 at 4:42 pm

  5. I understand why you nneded to shave your head but not the greatest timing! LOL!
    Love that Sune.

    February 22, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    • Hi Cindi!

      Perhpas it isn’t that bad after all because it will stay above freezing the coming week and I did find my yellow cap 🙂

      Have a great day!
      Christer.

      February 22, 2015 at 7:03 pm

  6. Robin Larkspar

    If your efforts achieve no more snow for a while and temperatures above single digits, I will sing your praises! I can’t imagine what the smell of wild hogs is like, and really would rather not imagine! I love that happy Sune, such a big boy now!!

    February 22, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    • Hi Robin!

      🙂 🙂 I’ve done my best and now we only can hope it works 🙂

      They smell like a really dirty pigsty, one they haven’t cleaned out in weeks 🙂

      He is always happy! I wonder what’s wrong with him 🙂 🙂 🙂

      have a great day!
      Christer.

      February 22, 2015 at 7:10 pm

  7. Dianna

    Hi Christer! Sorry, we are still under extreme weather here so no luxurious gifts coming your way just yet! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Tomorrow we go to -4 and then back to -30 on Tuesday. I can’t for the life of me understand that, but I for one will be glad to see March come. I wonder if it will come in like a lamb or a lion. All I know is that we won’t see any fair weather until at least April. I hope you enjoyed the cake, what a lovely treat! 🙂 I am making a raisin pudding for dinner tonight. I hope its good! I know full well how watching any sports on TV (unless its football) makes me sleep too! 🙂 Your walk today looked really nice, Sune is so sweet! What a smile! Have a lovely evening!!

    February 22, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    • Hi Dianna!

      I guess it will take a day or two for the weather system to change 🙂 but I’m afraid it will take more than me shaving my head to warm up -30 🙂 🙂 🙂

      March is usually rather cold here but April can be anything, suumer warm or winter cold.

      I’ve never had raisin pudding but checked it on the net and it sounds rather delicious 🙂 I did enjoy my cake 🙂

      Have a great day!
      Christer.

      February 23, 2015 at 6:34 pm

  8. Beatrice P. Boyd

    Hope that shaving your head works to lessen the snow amounts we have been getting here in NH, Christer.
    Glad you found your yellow cap to keep warm even if your snow is melting. Sune looks a bit ferocious in the photos.

    February 23, 2015 at 4:44 am

    • Hi Beatrice!

      The weather usually turns colder when ever I do that 🙂 But so far I’ve seen no change here.

      It’s so fun looking at Sune when he runds because the ears and lips flap around so much 🙂

      Have a great day!
      Christer.

      February 23, 2015 at 6:35 pm

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