Not much sun as You can see :-) But almost all snow is gone so now I can walk over the fields again. That is my little cottage You can see here.
For a week now they have predicted that we would have sun all day and up to 15C (59F) degrees warms. So I wasn´t the least surprised this morning when we had frost on the ground. I didn´t get surprised later on either, when I was in Falköping and the rain poured down. It rained that much that it was impossible to take any photo´s :-) For tomorrow they have predicted rain and cold weather. With my luck that is a correct prediction :-) :-)
The cranes are flying in towards the lake.
I went to Falköping today to buy some fire wood for my kitchen stove. I normally buys Fire logs, but last week they told me that it most probably would be impossible to get any more of those before autumn. So I was happily surprised when that just had resived some this morning. They are a bit cheaper than fire wood when buying so little of it. Otherwise fire wood is the best and cheapest, but since my hip is like it is, it´s a bit too much work with loads of fire wood.
I stopped by the crane lake on my way home. There´s still just around 2600 cranes there, but more are comming by the hour. Last year we reached a record by having 18500 cranes by the lake at the same time. Now hunters are screaming for the chance to shoot some of them. There must be something wrong in the head of some people when the first thing they want is to kill some animals just because they are plentiful. I don´t think they´ll get that chance for a very long time. Every one loves cranes here :-)
And every year by this time there´s a café opening. The coffee is good and fairly cheap.
I was thinking of buying a pot of daffodils since the ones we have not even has started to show here. But they didn´t have any in my grocery store yet. Do You know that here in Sweden daffodils are called Easter Lilies? The close relative Poets daffodil is called Pentecost lilies. They tend to flower around those holidays. But they did however have some Easter cactuses (Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri). They are amongst my favourites so I bought one of those until the daffodils comes next week.
Since the weather prediction made this morning predicts cloudy weather and perhaps some rain, I´m not especially surprised that the sun is shining at the moment :-) I wonder, do they have drunk monkeys making these predictions? It would explaine a lot :-) :-)
Anyway, I might just take a cup of tea and place myself on my kitchen stairs and enjoy the day.
Have a great day now, I will!
I just wanted to show You a guest by my feeders yesterday. It´s the Hawfinch. Perhaps not so uncommon here, but this is the first time I´ve seen it by my feeder. The beak is so strong that it without problems cracks cherry seeds.
Not the best of quality in this photo, but You can see how it looks anyway.