The forest was filled with thousand different scents after the last day and nights rainfall. It would be a lie to say that it drizzles but it´s a bit to much to only call it haze too. It´s that kind of weather that perhaps isn´t unpleasant, but it´s really nice to get inside when comming home again.
Lots of birds has come back now when the forest machines has left and today I heard the first Cuckoo. There are a lot of folklore about Cuckoos and it´s very important from wich direction the first one is heard. It rimes in swedish so it´s easy to remember. If the first one is heard from the north it will be a dry summer, from east it means You will have to be comforted soon, from the west (cause that´s the best) it will be a great summer but from the south someone will die. I heard it from the north this morning and I do hope that means we will get lots of sun too :-)
One of the tasties berries I know is the berry from the Arctic brambel, Rubus arcticus (I´ve also heard that it´s called Arctic raspberry) but it doesn´t live this south in nature (and do remember Sweden is as north as Alaska :-) ). But a couple of years ago they managed to make a garden variety that works here too, it´s a cross between the arctic bramble and the alaskan raspberry( It´s called Rubus x stellarcticus). Well I have heard that it works best in places winters gets real cold and I think that it´s cold enough here. Normally I don´t like buying plants since there´s a risk of getting the Spanish forestsnail her. But I fell for an add yesterday evening and I think these plants will come without soil.
Yellow leafed Common Ninebark.
It works best if one have two different varieties so I ordered two ‘Anna’ and two ‘Beata’. They must grow in mostly peat and if they like it they spread like weeds :-) I hope so because they taste soooo good :-) If You ever gets the chance to taste one of those berries You´ll understand me completely :-)
Well it´s time for a cup of tea but no fire in the stove today. I´m out of firelogs or anything else that burns, so today the radiators are on again. It´ll be a cold and rainy day so I think I´ll read a book or look at some films, perhaps there will be a nap too :-)
Have a great day now!