They said we were going to have sunny mornings and cloudy afternoons so I’m not at all surprised that we’ve had cloudy mornings and somewhat sunny afternoons 🙂 I’m not sure for how long it will last though because I have already heard the thunder and I can see on the live lightning map that more might be on its way here. I wouldn’t mind if we finally got some thunder because the flies are behaving just nasty now. I posted an old video on the top showing how much flies that flies around my head but in reality there are lots more flies right now.
I had to go to Falköping this morning, I ordered a tiny bush, a honeysuckle with edible berries (Lonicera caerulea var.camtschatica, we call it blueberry lornicea). I already have two but they never give any berries even if they have loads of flowers and lots of bumblebees fly to it. So I was thinking it could be like that because they are the same variety, like apples You know. So I bought the wild species instead and hope that this will solve the berry problem. I did bring my camera and stopped a few times to take photos.
We now have so many flies that they are driving me insane, especially since the mornings have been warm and the flies have been ready when we’re passing by. Still very few biting ones though so I guess I at least should be happy for that. I had to wear the mosquito hat while mowing the lawn yesterday, I wouldn’t mind that much if they only flew around my head but I just can’t stand it when tey’¨re trying to get in to my nose and ears. Even the farmers and those working in the forest, who all are rather used to lots of flies, think it is a bit too much now. The dogs only react to them when we’re indoors oddly enough, they really don’t like it when the flies walk on their paws and nose when they are sleeping 🙂
Besides the flies it’s a rather nice day, the wind has finally started to blow, the sun is shining every now and again and my cold seems to have given up. It is still there but I can feel that it is losing the battle. Very few birds are still singing, I did hear a larch this morning and some Chaffinch are still going on as well. The rest just chirp like they do all winter. The grasshoppers play their music but I’m still waiting for the first Katydids to start, they sound just like grasshoppers but are much, much louder. Of course that will also mean autumn isn’t far away. Another sign that autumn is coming is that I saw two campers down by the lake. There will not be as many as there are in spring though.
It is time to make a pot of tea and perhaps something to eat. I don’t know why but I bought sausages and meatballs when I picked up the package, can’t say that I longed for either though 🙂 So I might use them when doing a sandwich or two, the dogs know they’ll get some too so they’ll be happy 🙂
Have a great day!