Got up this morning brisk as a lark (swedish saying), life felt easy despite the fact that we were going to get cloudy weather today. My dogs were happy and we went to my job. Had my coffee and bent to pick up something from the floor and then hell invaded my lower back. I thought I´d never stand up straight again in my life :-) Standing up straight or bending is no big problem, it´s the thing between that is impossible :-) I tried to work for some time, but jumping up and dowh from a forklift or turning around iron beams that wiegh up to 300 kilos (660 pounds) doesn´t do anything good for ones back.
Here I sat on a tree stump and heard the Cuckoo for the first time this year. Strangly enough there weren´t an ant in sight! They usually start crawling up ones leg minutes after one has sat down outherwise.
When we came home we took a short walk out into the forest, I think my dogs deserve that when they have been with me at my work (very calm and quiet all the time) and they need to let go of a lot of energy. The sun started to shine through the thin clouds, but there was a nasty cold wind blowing. Well if it had been normal temperatures instead of summer heat I probably would have said it was a rather warm wind today :-) On the way home we walked on a road that the deforestation machines had made and I found a place that was absolutely still. I could see the wind in the trees around, but it never reached me. I sat there and just enjoyed the sun when I suddenly heard the Cuckoo bird for the first time this year :-) I heard it west from me and that´s the best. There is a lot of superstition about when hearing the Cuckoo bird for the first time of the year. In swedish this rimes. If you hear it from the west it´s the best. If you hear it from the north It´s going to be dry weather. If you hear it from the east it means You going to be comforted but if you hear it from south it means death is comming. Since my back aces I wouldn´t been surprised if it had been from the south that I had heard it :-) :-)
I wanted to show You this picture of the Ranzania too. It´s all out of focus but in some way a much better picture than the one on top.
Now I´m going to lay down with a heat pad on my back and drink a lot of tea. This is a muscle thing just because my hip makes me walk wrong. I´ll be as good as new in a couple of days I think.
Have a great day now, I´ll try to :-)