It´s been yet another cold night over here, only -5C (23F), and yet again everything was covered with frost. But the sun is shining from an almost clear blue sky so the temperature will rise fast now. The kitchen door is open and all animals exept for old Erna sleeps in the shadow outside now.
The house sparrows have nests under the tiles on my roof now so I had to remove the ladder this morning. My cats thinks it is a bit to interesting with birds and I like to have those small youngling birds here later on this summer. The house sparrows will have at least two broods of young birds, perhaps three with a bit of luck. Most peole call these birds for flying rats :-) :-) but I do like them :-) I´ll try to take a photo of them if possible.
Here Bertil sits and waits for us all to go on our morning walk.
Tomorrow it´s forbidden to drive with studded tires so I had to do something about it. I could of course have asked a friend to change tires for me, but I couldn´t force anyone here on a week day, they have their families to think of too. So I decided to do it myself. It´s a bit of a challange to do that with a recently fixed hip :-) :-) But I took it easy since I´m in no hurry anywhere. There´s no risk of breaking anything in the hip, it is however a risk that my hip will pop out if I move the leg in the wrong way. But the pain before it would pop out would make anyone stop in time :-) So now I can drive legally, well almost anyway it is time to buy new summer tires too. But now I have a couple of weeks to get a time at the tire firm.
Here he sits under the Dog rose he just tried to climb licking his wounds. Even he should understand that there´s no use trying to catch birds in that bush :-)
It´s much better to sit in the old plum tree instead.
Or by the pond like his brother does.
I also did some work in my garden. I have had four Japanese climbingroses (Rosa multiflora) in my garden (well they are really bushes but one can use them as climbing roses too) and three of them were totally dead, at least above ground. So I got a small saw and started to cut them down (the fourth seemes to have some life so it´ll stay a couple of weeks until I know better). I can understand why some states in the US wants to eradicate them from the nature. It spreads not only by seeds, every single branch that touches the ground gets roots too. So in a warmer climate these roses will very fast build hughs rose fortress sufficating all other vegetation. One good thing however is that they have almost no thorns :-) To my delight I found out that both my goosberry and black currant bushes still were alive under the roses :-) :-)
I haven´t seen this blck current bush in years. It looks a bit flat but otherwise it´s quite ok :-)
I got awarded an award, the Sunshine award, yesterday by Sharlene T. from “Solar cooking for mainstream cooks”! Can one be anything but happy when people likes what one writes? I´m honored and glad to get awarded. But as usual there are these rules You have to follow :-) This time I have to 12 fellow bloggers and here comes my problems :-) I can never decide to whom I will award the awards. I read so many blogs (especially now when I´m home all day) and I like them all, otherwise I wouldn´t read them. So to choose twelve is to hard for me, I always find twenty more that were right for the award. So I´ll have to think a lot about that. Either there will come a list within a week or there will come none at all, I hope You can forgive me if it´s the latter. But thanks once again Sharlene!
On cold nights the liver wort closes up and bows. When the sun comes it opens up again. The flowers never gets damaged by frost.
I cleaned the filter to my pond yesterday. I was hoping to continue with the rest of the area around the pond this year, but I´m not allowed to dig at all. Well I´m not sure I´m allowed to change tires either, but it said nothing about that on the informatin paper I got befor the surgery :-) I was hoping for some frogs in the pond this spring, but so far there are no in there. I´ve seen frogs in my garden so perhaps they just wait for warmer weather? My pond isn´t for fishes really, but I´ll have three goldfishes in it just so they eat all mosquito larvaes. I also hope I´ll have more dragon flies here this summer. I had only three last summer.
You can see the goos berry bush beside the cut down rose. I haven´t seen that for a long time either :-) :-)
Well now it´s time for a pot of tea and then I´ll get out into my garden again.
Have a great day, I will!