Soon the "Portal" will be all green and closed in the top, then it really looks like a hughe portal to a castle or something like that.
I´m having my weekend now and I think it was a good thing, because I´ve been so tired after the timechange. A swedish studie have shown that the rate of heart attacks goes up a lot when we change from normal time to summer time and the other way around. So if I´m ever getting a bad heart I´ll probably one of those who will get my first heart attack when they change the time :-)
They have built a new windpowerplant up on the mountin. I think they look beautiful so I would like a lot more of them on the mountin. Arkeologists are not that fond of them though. This area is one of the places they have, and still are, found a lot of stonage (and bronsage and ironage)remains. They fight every new windpowerplant as hard as they can unfortunally.
The nights are still rather cold, so the ditches freeze every night. But that´s how it is in spring here.
The sun was shining and there were only a weak wind ouside when I woke up (now it´s cloudy but still rather warm). There were one thing that didn´t seeme right though. We now have about 18500 (all time high if I understand things correctly) cranes by the lake, but I couldn´t hear a single one of them?? Okey, I didn´t go out until nine so it´s possible that they now have started to spread in the surroundings and not just stay by the lake any more. For those who hasen´t got a nestingplace it´s a busy time finding one around here. Even up north they say that cranes have a tough time finding a place to nest and to be honest, it´s a lot of space up north.
The Jackdaws are wonderful and funny but also a problem if You have a house with a chimney. They love to nest there so one have to have a fire in ones fireplace for a long time in spring so they don´t start to build a nest there. My neighbour doesn´t have a fire for a long time, so every year they nest in his chimney :-) He´s not happy about it. It doesn´t help a lot having a grid over. They are strong and can usually lift it without a problem or they just put twigs down the holes in the grid just in case they´ll be able to lift it later :-) :-) I love those birds :-)
On the other hand I can gladly say that the starling (Click on the name and a Wikipedia site will show. If You then click on “Visa ursprunglig webbsida” You´ll get it in english) has arrived. This is a bird that You have in North America, they all descend from 60 birds that they let out in Central Park, New York. The man who did this wanted every bird mentioned by William Shakespeare to live in America :-) But the starling has been introduced all over tha world and is in no danger of dying out. On the contrary I would say :-)
The starling can mimic most sounds that it meets in life. The one we have here must live near a coco-clock every winter :-) The first time I heard it I started to wonder when my neighbour had bought a coco-clock, I had never seen or heard one at his place before. But suddenly it started to sound as a car alarm :-) I don´t know how old they can get, but this one is at leats eight years old.
Now I´m going to make another cup of tea and then take it outside to the kitchen stairs. The sun might not be shining at the moment but spring is in the air :-)
The swallows like to nest under my roof :-) I know they create a mess with their droppings all over the wall and flower bed benieth but I wouldn´t want to be without them anyway :-) This nest is from last year. This one will be destroyed and then they rebuild it again.
By the way, my Erna was born twelve years ago yesterday. If You want to read how it was that day in my cottage kitchen read this: "The day Erna was born" That was a day that probably is going to be the last thing going out from my memorie when I´m getting old :-)