There is still some warmth in my cottage from yesterdays fire in the kitchen stove. The heat from a fire is something special, I can´t describe it but it is sort of softer than the heat from ordinary radiators. I´m so lucky having my stove left in the kitchen. Most people that renovated their houses in the late 1900:s removed them, they were old fasioned and electricity was so cheap (electricity is nothing but cheap nowdays). Here however the woman in the hous refused to take it away for many reasons, amongst other reasons was that bread baked in fire heated stoves was so much tastier and how right she was :-) I´m so grateful to her and her unwillingness to get rid of that old stove!
No leafs gets better autumncolors than the maple.
It´s not raining any more, not as long as I saty indoors at least. As soon as I put my head outside the rain starts pouring :-) It started to rain on our morning walk, a kind of drizzle that sort of got inside my clothes in an instance. So we wondered in to the forest and I found the rests of an old stone wall I´ve never seen before, not far from the old stone age toomb I found last week. I´ve been walking there since I moved here nine years ago and never seen these things before. It´s nice to know that I still have findings to look forward to in the future. This area was amongst the first places to understand how to use and melt metal and later on it became the cradle of what we now call Sweden. In some places there are so many historeical things to find in the grounds that people don´t dare digging in their gardens, just in case they find something :-) If they find anything they are quiet about it. All findings must be reported and perhaps if interesting, museums and arceologists start digging to find out more :-)
A couple of days ago a black grouse rooster flew in front of us on our walk. Unfortunally my camera wasn´t ready (that is one thing not good with these modern digital cameras) so I couldn´t get a picture of it. They thought for many years that we didn´t have them here any more, but these last years I´ve heard their courting in early springwinter mornings. They still have some places in the bog, that nowdays mostly is a nature reservation, to play in. Unfortunally they have good hearing, so it´s impossible to get out there to see them in action. If I want to do that I have to know the exact place they are at and go out the day before to hide behind a shelter. I don´t do that kind of thing any more :-) But it is nice to here them anyway.
This one is edible and perfect to mix with other more tasteful mushrooms.
With this weather we´re having it will be a nice and calm day. A fire will be started in the kitchen stove and tea will be made. A book will most certanly be read and my farm at facebook will be attended :-) Perhaps I´ll shave today too, but I don´t want to strain myself :-) That can wait until tomorrow :-)
Have a great day now. I will!