I could almost see the sun this morning when we took our morning walk. It was slightly cold but still very nice. The sound carpet from the lake gets more and more silent now. The cranes are moving north and only the nesting couples and “teenagers” will stay here for the summer. I´m not sure if the teen agers are younger ones, but they stay together in rather large groups moving from one field to the other during the summer. I´ve always thought these were to young to start nesting yet, but I can be wrong, that has happened before :-)
I needed some milk today and drove in to Skara. I could have just driven to the store in Gudhem but then I remembered that I had promised You photographs from the older parts of Skara. I have always liked Skara better than Falköping. I can´t explain why, it´s just the way it is. I walked around there for a while but it was a bit chilly so I decided to drive home again.
I decided to buy some geraniums or fuchsias on my way home and drove to one of the bigger, well I don´t like to call it a gardencenter, it´s like a supermarket for plants and sometimes the staff actully knows what they are selling. It is these “supermarkets” that kills the smaller nurceries and gardencentres that has those special plants You can´t find i supermarkets. I know I shouldn´t go there since I don´t like it. But there aren´t any other places left ina reasonable distance. Later this summer I´ll take You to a really good place :-)
I walked around looking for geraniums when I suddenly saw that they had 50% of on orchids. Mostly it was Phalaenopsis hybrids (usually seen as the easiest amongst orchids and they bloom for months at a time) and yes they are beautiful but I have had so many of them, but then I found Cattleya hybrids. In my opinion those are the easiest of all orchids, since I just have to put them outside in a shady spot all summer not having to care about watering (if nature gives them water fine, if not fine :-) ). These had just one or two flower buds left so they won´t flower for very long now, but instead of geraniums I brought two of these cattleyas home instead :-)
Well now I feel it´s time for a cup of tea and then a little nap :-)
Have a great day now!
This one have the wonderful scent of Gardenia. I can´t describe it better.
I think this one wiull open up totally already tomorrow. I like the colors on this one. The scent turns towards citrus I think, but I´ll know better when it has opened up totally.