The dandylions are all over the country now. It´s actully over 50 species of them here, but they look so similar that one has to be an expert to separate them. In Italy they have a special sort used as lettuce and another to make oil of. Young leafs are actully quite tasty.
One of my absolute favourite stories is “The wind in the willows”, but there is one more I like almost as much and yesterday they showed a movie on tv based on that book. I´m talking about “Charlottes web”. First time I came in contact with that story was 1974 I think. It was the animated movie that came the year before. I love that story but I can never again see it to the end. I just can´t stand Charlotte dying, just thinking of it makes me sad :-) :-) Strange how a story can get such a grip on me. I was ten years old when I saw that movie and I cried so much when Charlotte was gone that we almost had to leave the movie theatre and I´m just the same today :-) :-)
The seeds spread everywhere as soon as the lightest wind catches them. Sometimes it looks like it´s snowing in strong daylight :-)
I went to the doctor today to do my right hip check and to talk about my left hip that rather rapidly is going down the drains. I got a new doctor this time, my old one is slowly going in to retirement. So he tested my leg and knee (that gets damage since I´m walking in the wrong way) looked at the x-ray they had on the hip and they thought it looked really bad. Then he and my old doctor decided that we are going to take some extra x-rays on my left hip and on my knee. When that is done we will start talking about operating my hip. With a bit of luck it will happen this autumn :-) :-)
Claytonia sibirica, a nice little plant that is said to be a weed. But here it´s fighting to stay alive.
Strange weather here today. Some minutes sun, some just clody or rain and hail. But at least the wind is rather nice :-) It´s a bit troublesome to take walks with my dogs then. If the sun shines it´s to hot to have a rain jacket on and it´s kind of boring to carry it around if the rain doesn´t come. If it hails I must have a sweater, but it´s to hot to have that if it´s just raining or is sunny. Oh these problems life can give us :-) :-) Well it´s time for a cup of tea and then look at wat can be on tv tonight.
Have a great day now!
Have a great day now!
Nine or ten years agoo I found two seeds in a Granny Smith apple that already had started to germinate. I planted them and now I have two little trees in my garden and one just got its first flowers. Granny Smith isn´t hardy in Sweden so I wonder why these are in the cold climate we have here. I don´t think that there will be any fruit on it, because I don´t know what sort pollinates it and our crabapple tree doesn´t flower this year.