This might sound a bit late to say now, but today it´s the Persian new year and since it´s non religious and non political I think it´s propriate for us all to celebrate it :-)
Here they come. There is only a few of them here yet, but more will come. The quality isn´t the best on this and the comming pictures but at least this time You can see clearly that it´s cranes.
They said that we would have sun all over the weekend, but as usual they were wrong. The clouds came today so I made the right decision to take the day of yesterday. Then I at least got one day of sunshine, something my friends at work woun´t get :-)
I drove by the lake on my way home from work as I said I would and there were a few cranes there together with some swans and geese. But in a few weeks time there are going to be around thirteen thousand cranes. Well not by the lake alone, but everywhere. Then suddenly they will all be gone again. All but those who nest here and a lot of yearlings that are to young to nest.
In summer I always sleep with an open window and when I start to wake up I suddenly hear louds shoutings from cranes that has walked around in my garden :-) It´s not a nice way to wake up I can tell you :-) First time I woke up to that sound I thought it was the fire alarm going on :-)
It´s Friday and it´s new years (eve? I´m not sure, could be new years day too?) but I´m not going to celebrate to hard. A pot of tea and perhaps a couple of hot sandwiches will do for me I think :-)
The little boxes You can see in the background can be rented for a day. The problem is that when You´re in there You can´t go to the toilette :-) (It´s not allowed to disturb the cranes You see). So if one really needs to go, there´s a bucket with a lid in that box. Personally I don´t think it´s woth it :-)