My yellow Christmas rose has finally opened its buds :-) But it´s not as yellow as it use to, wonder why it has become lime green?
It´s not often any town or village in my neighbourhood hits the world news, but Varnhem did that almost thirty years ago (May 21, 1979). It was a day much like this day, sunny and rather windy and the lokal firedepartement had got a job to burn down an old barn, a way to get some extra money for the firemen involved (3 firememen and the chief was there). For some reson no one thought it was a stupid idea to do that when the wind was as hard as it was.
It´s a haze in the air today. Can be smoke from burning hay, they burn a lot of that now.
So they started to put fire to the old barn and after a while they understood that the fire had spread to a house not far away and suddenly a lot of houses was on fire. Twenty one buildings ( a big part of the village) burned down that day, no persons got killed but some hundred pigs died. Most probaly there were some insurance frauds too, because some buildings next to the one burning were totally unharmed and I think that one not even was in the direction of the wind. But in those days they got paid anyway unlike today when insurance companies don´t pay even if they should. It was a tradgedi for all involved, not only those who lost their homes but for the firemen too. Rumors says that the chief couldn´t live with the shame of being responsible to this.
Outhervise Skaraborg (as this place is called) seldom hits the world news, well we have the cranes of course :-) and speaking about cranes. When I went to my car this morning three cranes lifted from the field just beside my cottage. My camera was still indoors so no pictures unfortunally. When I came to work three pheasant hens, loads of chickens and a pheasant rooster walked in front of me when I went outside to check the things I painted on easter eve. I got a picture of the rooster with my mobile phone camera, but it´s hard to see what it is :-) :-) One has to know that it´s a pheasant rooster to actully have a chanse to see what it is :-) So I spare you from that pictre :-) But they walk there every day so one day You´ll se one here. Perhaps I´ll take my camera with me this weekend.
It´s almost seven pm and the farmers are still spreading manure over the fields. They probably want to finish that before the rain is comming. Me? I´m going to make some tea and just enjoy the evening :-)