Quiet.

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The weather is sort of sad today. The sky is grey and we have the occasional wind gusts that shake the cottage but almost no wind in between, a bit hazy perhaps. The weather sort of gives the feeling that it has given up and really don’t know what it wants πŸ™‚ It doesn’t even rain as they had predicted. Not even the birds sing as they have done a lot lately.

 

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That doesn’t mean the morning walk was bad,on the contrary. Very few people were outside, the only ones I actually saw sat in cars driving away from the village. It’s rather warm too so I didn’t need to wear a sweater beneath the jacket, to be honest I think it would have been enough with a thick sweater or perhaps a sweater and a fleece jacket.

 

The Stack ants have used the wall of the old coittage as a prt for their stack :-)

The Stack ants have used the wall of the old cottage as a part for their stack πŸ™‚

It was a bit dark in the forest.

It was a bit dark in the forest.

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I wasn’t sure if they would be working in the forest today so we walked to the little lake where we were the last week. The dogs were following some tracks I couldn’t see and was very interested in an open field where I guess both moose, deer and wild hogs walk around when it is dark. It used to be a part of the forest but all trees must have been cut down a few years ago. The dead grass is so high there so I couldn’t see if they had planted new tree yet. The law says they must and very few down here in the southern parts of Sweden dares not to. It’s another thing further north where fewer people live, people from the bigger cities buy a piece of land, cuts down the trees and leave with the money.

 

Suddenly there's a deciduous tree in the middle of the deep spruce forest. I guess it's just a matter of time until they cut down all these trees too.

Suddenly there’s a deciduous tree in the middle of the deep spruce forest. I guess it’s just a matter of time until they cut down all these trees too. All standing photos are more manageable if You click on them.

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I could see open water in the lake but it is hard to see any water at all to be honest :-)

I could see open water in the lake but it is hard to see any water at all to be honest πŸ™‚

We were out walking for almost an hour and a half and now all we want to do is to relax. The dogs sleep already and I might fall asleep in front of the tv, they show the world cup in slalom πŸ™‚ I need a few cups of tea first though, I’ve been longing for that since we went out this morning πŸ™‚

 

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The tea is ready so I say good bye here.

Have a great day!

 

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6 responses

  1. Hi Christer,
    It looks damp out there today.
    I love the photo of the stacked shingles (?). I assume they are metal roofing parts. And the ponies look fat and fuzzy. Shedding season will be coming. πŸ™‚

    Stack ants? You have interesting ants there. The kind that build big piles of dirt on their nests. They don’t do that in my part of the earth. They make tiny piles of sand where the lawn meets the asphalt. Or they make tunnels in the trees and houses and other wooden things.

    The sun came up gloriously this morning, shining on the snow that coats every surface and all the trees. It’s heavy wet snow. A little girl was killed yesterday while she was playing in her yard. The snow caused a heavy branch to break off and it fell on her. Sad.
    Now the sun is behind a thin layer of clouds. It’s still very bright outside because of all the snow everywhere. It’s supposed to get above freezing at some point but it has far to go right now.

    Tea sounds like a good idea.
    Enjoy the day.

    February 6, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    • Hi Caryn!

      They are clay tiles. Clay tiles are becoming rare now days, most of them are made of concrete now and much heavier and to be honest a bit treacherous because a clay tile shows clearly when it breaks, that part falls of but a concrete one can still look as one piece but lets water run through.

      Stack ants never use dirt when they build their stacks, twigs, spruce and pine needels are mostly what is used. As long as the ants are alive it won’t start to decay but as soon as they are dead it turns to mulch fairly fast. I think the highest stack they have found here was a bit over three yards high and very wide.

      So sad about the girl! Wet and heavy snow is always dangerous, doesn’t matter if it is on tree branches or a roof. We had several sports centers and horse stadiums where the roofs collapsed a few years ago due to too much wet snow and those buildings were new!

      It was a really good idea πŸ™‚

      Have a great day!

      Christer.

      February 6, 2016 at 5:01 pm

  2. Dark forests..moss covered stones..sudden cold winds, all make for Fairy Tales! Now I know why so many come from your country and others similar. Perfect settings for witches and goblins and spooky characters. I love it! But..but..since I am easily spooked..it’s better that I just look at the pictures read of such places. I am an armchair traveler. Have been since childhood. No wonder I sleep with tiny lights everywhere.
    Mona πŸ™‚

    February 6, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    • Hi Mona!

      I love walking there. Sometimes one can hear something moving around but can’t aee what it is, I always presume it’s a troll πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Internet has really helped us to travel around the world while we still are at home πŸ™‚

      Have a great day!

      Christer.

      February 7, 2016 at 1:26 pm

  3. Dianna

    Hi Christer! Sounds like a decent day weatherwise, even if it is cloudy. We are preparing for the coming snow. Nothing yet just cloud. The temperature is decent at around 0. Your pictures today are really very lovely- the moss stones are very eye catching! Saturday is a boring TV day…I am watching sewing. My laundry is done and I made borscht. Hamburger soup for supper and I will make another banana bread too. Have a good evening!!

    February 6, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    • Hi Dianna!

      I think it was even though even the drizzling was a bit sad, too much to become fog but seen as a drizzle way too little πŸ™‚

      Sunny and warm here today with some wind so I hope my laundry will dry fast πŸ™‚

      Have a great day!

      Christer.

      February 7, 2016 at 1:28 pm

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