Sunset yesterday. I wonder how it would have looked like if there still were all that vulcanic ashes in the air, because there were almost none last night.
It´s cold in my cottage. It´s so cold that I can´t be inside without wearing a sweater, but it is my own fault so don´t feel sorry for me :-) The sun is shining, there´s almost no wind and I have the kitchen door and some windows fully open :-) It´s strange really how one can feel so different to the same temperature. Outside it feels rather nice walking around in the garden, but inside it feels terrible :-) :-)
Can You see that it is a sort of yeloowish tone to the tree tops? The populus are flowering and that means the leafs will come soone and then the Portal will be closed again :-)
But I like it when I can open all doors and windows to let out the winter feeling from my home, even if it feels like winter indoors when doing it. For some reason it feels much better even if I have to start a fire in the stove like any winters day to get it warm and nice again. It´s perfect to vacuum now to since my dogs lay out in the sun beside the apple tree. It´s strange really, they aren´t afraid of the sounding machine at all, but the cleaner nozzle seemes to be almost deadly to them. I wonder why?
Willows has started to bloom too. Now the bumble bees have something to eat.
Primulas too, but this is really a little lies since they still are in their pots on my entrance stairs :-)
And the Lung wort.
I´ve started the pond pump and filter for the season today too. The water in the pond was so clear after this winter so I did winder if I should care to start it all now in spring. I want the pond to be like something You can find in the nature, so I don´t keep it to clean to be honest. I mostly have the pond because I like dragon flies and I had hoped that frogs would come to it (hopefully not toads though since last years drool session Hector had when he ate a small one :-) :-) ) But the sun makes the water to cirkulate and so it got less clear again, so it was necessary to start it. It´s not really a pond for fish, but since I don´t want to have a paradise for mosquitoes I´ll put three Fantail goldfishes in it when the water is warmer (fantails are more delicate so it would be a deadly chock for them if I did it now) and they´ll have to survive on what they can find in the pond and that is enough for them if the pond isn´t brand new. There are no photographs on the pond yet since there are nothing to show yet.
Do You remember that I told You that they had torn down the old red cottage by thr road? For some strange reason they let the side entrance and one room?!
They also left the old what ever it now was :-) Stange behaviour to be honest.
Now I´ll take a cup of tea with me and stay outside in the sunshine for a while. We will get a couple of days with sunshine and warm southern winds now so I better enjoy it while I can. The beginning of May will be as cold as most of April were.
Have a great day now!