We’re having the most wonderful day here, the sun is shining and it’s almost 7C (44,6F) and the best thing is that there’s almost no wind at all 🙂 It was however a bit more chilly when we went out for our morning walk but since there was no wind it still was quite wonderful. Frost covered most of the vegetation and the sun made the ice crystals sparkle.
When we were about to walk homewards again I suddenly heard a whistle, the kind that wants to catch attention. I turned around but couldn’t see any human at all. Turns out the starlings have come too 🙂 There were two sitting on a telephone wire 🙂 They had quite a serenade until one of them decided he wouldn’t waste his talents on me any more 🙂
It didn’t take long until we went out for another walk and this time w went to the bog. The beekeeper was out and he tried to put fire to the grass with very little success, the upper parts of the grass was dry enough but the rest was too wet. No sounds from the outside world reached us when we were out on the bog, only bird song. Suddenly I could hear some cranes trumpeting in the distance but mostly it was Jays who kept on screaming (we call them Nut Screamers in Swedish). The smell of burning grass told me that the beekeeper hadn’t given up trying to set the grass on fire 🙂
The grass had dried a bit more when we came back to the village but the fire was still looking rather insecure, it sort of burned for a short while and then in some places just died out while in others kept on but in very thin lines slowly moving forward. Sometimes flaring up just to die out seconds after 🙂 I think it would be dry enough around 4 pm with the weather we’re having. As we stood there and spoke we suddenly saw a few cranes flying around in the air, following upstream winds close to the mountain. Too bad my battery to the digital camera was at home charging up, I only had an old camera with me so no photos of it I’m afraid.
We might reach 10C (50F) soon so I’ll just finish this and then we’re out for a walk again, with the digital camera this time. It will be rather warm tomorrow as well but mostly cloudy they say, well at least I’ve gotten one sunny wonderful day this weekend 🙂 We won’t walk out on the bog this time, the ground had thawed pretty good so it was a bit difficult not to sink down into the muddy ground but I jumped from tuft of grass to tuft where it was as worst.
It is time to make a pot of coffee and perhaps a sandwich or two before we’re out walking again 🙂
Have a great day!