Normally when I have my days off from work and the sun shines they pass so quickley. When it rains like yesterday and the time sort of slows down it feels like the days are so much longer and I feel like I´m getting so more relaxed at work the days after (but that doesn´t mean that i want it to rain all the time). They had promised sun and fairly warm weather until at least noon today, then the rain would come. Noon came very early today, just before nine am actully :-) The winds are strong and very cold now, I don´t think we will get it any warmer than the nine degrees (48F) we have right now.
It continues a long way behind the spruces. Now it looks like there´s only mud, but if I tried to walk there I would sink down to my knees.
The morning walk however was in sunny and warm weather. Once again we slept with an open window and got woken up by the garbage truck quite early. My dogs ran around following every track that all the animals had made last night and I looked after something to photograf. There were not much around that I not already have shown You, so mostly I just wandered along with my dogs. Suddenly we scared a big flock with forest and ringnecked doves from a newly sown field. There must have been over a hundered birds there. I was a bit slow with my camera, but for once it didn´t bleep :-)
I later went to the store in Gudhem. It was freezing cold inside the store. One of their old freezers doesn´t work if they have the heat on, so until the new one arrives they have to shut all heaters. It was almost so cold in there that I thought it would be nicer to get out in the wind and rain again :-) Naturally I forgot half of everything that i should have bought, but I came home with a lot of stuff I really don´t need instead.
It looks as if we got a nesting couple of city doves. They usually don´t leave town. Easier to take pictures of because they aren´t that afraid of humans like the doves we have in the forest.
On my way home I noticed that they had raised the prise on gasoline again. Now it costs 12,09 swedish kronor/litre. That would be something like 5,7 dollars/US gallon. Nowdays I plan my shopping and driving carefully so I don´t have to drive to much. The gasbill would be to high outherwise. That is the only disadvantage to live on the countryside. We have no bus stops nearby and the busses usually don´t go when we need them too :-)
If You click to enlarge this picture You´ll actully see some of the doves we scared this morning. This time I can´t blame the camera even if I would like to :-)
Well with this weather I wount go anywere anyway. I´ll just stay indoors as much as possible, put a log in the fire now and again and then just enjoy the day as it comes.
Have a great day now!