I was looking at some old (2014) Hasselblad photos earlier this week and thought I should post them again πŸ™‚

It sounds as if we’re having a storm here but I doubt that the wind is that hard. It comes from south-west I think so I don’t notice it much in my garden. It does rain every now and again though and it is fairly warm so all the snow that fell yesterday is gone now. Snow looks good in photographs but I do prefer this green world in the real πŸ™‚


Orvar and Hector were still around. I do miss them a lot!

I’ve just come back from the mailbox and I can now tell You that it isn’t a storm but the winds are pretty strong anyway and that makes the rain feel worse than it is. Well I’m not going anywhere so I don’t mind. My back is like it is but it feels like the worst is over for now. It’ll never be good again but I can always hope it doesn’t get worse. I think that made it worse this time might be the stomach flu I’ve also had for a couple of days. It sure didn’t make it better though πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


It actually looks as if the clouds are breaking up a little, the sun is shining and it looks really nice πŸ™‚ We might get some sunshine tomorrow as well according to some weather predictions but I won’t believe it until I see it.Β  It would be nice for a change after the last snowy and rainy days we’ve had this week. It will turn towards colder again they say but no dramatically change. If that means dryer and perhaps sunnier weather I won’t complain at all πŸ™‚


Four taken with the Edixa.

Now it’s less than a month till the Winter Solstice and then it finally turns again πŸ™‚ I think I would have liked winter a lot more if it hasn’t been dark so much all the time. The first seeds I’ve ordered have arrived and soon I’ll start sowing them. I have by the way now four small plum trees in my cool cellar (You know those kernels I sowed from what we call American plums) and I also placed all the rest of those kernels down there since they all had germinated πŸ™‚ I do long for spring πŸ™‚


and four taken with the Zenit.

Have a great day!

4 thoughts on “Windy.

  1. Hi Christer,
    It’s good to see pictures of Hector and Orvar again.

    I hope you mean the beach plum seeds have germinated. That would be great. None of mine had done anything. Then Piki Dog pulled the whole tray over and spilled everything out. All gone. Maybe I will get some more and try again.

    Yesterday (Thursday) was Thanksgiving Day in the US. I was celebrating at relatives’ house so wasn’t online much at all. I ate too much, as one should do on this holiday. πŸ™‚ Right now the turkey carcass is in the slow cooker making itself into turkey stock. Nobody wanted it, so I got it. The dogs will be happy.

    I am “suffering” from a bruised thumb which I probably got from the power pole saw yesterday. I decided, on the spur of the moment, to lop off the pyracantha vines that had grown up into one of the trees. The roots will grow back, of course, but at least the vines in the tree will die off. Anyway, one of the power buttons must have whacked my thumb right on the inner side of the joint. I didn’t notice until much later and now that I have, it hurts. Funny how that works. πŸ™‚

    A bad back and a stomach bug is a double whammy for sure. I hope they both run their course rapidly and you are back to normal quickly.

    Enjoy the day.


    1. Hi Caryn!

      It was nice to see them πŸ™‚

      No not the beach plum, those are standing outside getting hit by the weather. It can take two or more years before they start to germinate, so I have big hopes that they will germinate either this summer or next or even after that πŸ™‚

      Holidays are made for over eating πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      That is one of those injuries that isn’t felt while it happens because there are so many other things to think of, like not cutting oneself with the saw πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ but when one finally realizes it hurts it sort of never leaves the mind and feels even worse πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ It’s normally too hard for the pyracantha to grow especially much here or to survive at all but with these mild winters we seem to get now they might actually make it here too but I doubt that they’ll behave like weeds πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      The back is slightly better and the stomach much better πŸ™‚

      Have a great day!



  2. Christer,
    I know how it is painful when we lose our pets as they are family. Both Maddie, at 18, and Gracie, at 12, are old. Boxers have a life span of 8-10 and my other boxers passed at 8 so Gracie is beating the odds. The leg problem is such that I’m afraid for her. I hope the acupuncture helps. Maddie seems healthy so I hope she stays that way.

    Because I went out to Thanksgiving dinner, I had only one meal of leftovers from the restaurant, but I bought a turkey. I’ll bake it tomorrow afternoon. I also will have stuffing, and I bought turnip and potatoes for mashing. I’m looking forward to dinner.

    It will be a quiet week for me except for a couple of doctor’s appointments, just regular stuff. That will, at least, get me out of the house. I have read all of the books I had so I need a library trip. That’s it for stuff to do.

    Have a great day!


    1. Hi Kat!

      I’ve loved all my dogs just as much but there was something special with Orvar and Hector πŸ™‚ Even my neighbors miss those two guys πŸ™‚ The medicines helped them both for several years but it was so strong that the rest of the body couldn’t take any more when that day arrived. Cats can become very, very old so I don’t think You have to worry about Maddie for several years yet πŸ™‚

      I would gladly have stayed at home this week too but then I would have had to go to the doctor and get a sick leave from her/ him. II did survive this first day so I guess the rest will be fine too πŸ™‚

      Have a great day!



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