Home sweet home.
It is a rainy and cold morning and the day will continue much the same. I had my mosquitoe hat with me on our morning walk, but it was so cold that the insects prefered to stay hidden in the trees and bushes. I saw only one fly on the whole walk actually, not even a bumble bee wanted to be out in this weather :-)
My nose is stuffed and my throat feels a bit rough so I´m probably getting a new cold again, but it can also be the old one that I never got rid of. Getting a cold in the summer usually means that one has a companion that faithfully follows as an old dog until autumn :-) But I have a cup of hot tea and honey by my side all day now. Sooner or later I will win :-) :-)
Today is the big day for oue Crown Princess and her prince to be. He is still a common peasant this morning, but in a few hours he will step up the ladder and become a prince. He will however never become a king, his wife will always be one step in front of him. By the way, do You know that we sweeds looks upon this country as a woman? Every time we talk about the state of this country we talk about "Mother Swea". I wonder how many other looks that way on their country on this little planet of ours.
One of my neighbours two wells. This one never dries out, in fact water is always pouring out of it into a ditch. But it contains so much iron that it is unpleasant to drink, even when filtered. This is their back up well, the other one without iron dries out hot summers.
The coverige of this wedding has been so massive these last months in the media that it actually has made our royal house less popular :-) We are so tired of it now that most people would be prepared to change the constitution just to get rid of them :-) :-) :-) That will most certanly change in a matter of weeks after this wedding when the media finds something else to write and talk about again :-)
This is the last year the honeysuckle will flower here, I will remove it since I want the Frost wine vine (on the white pillar in this photo) to get all that sune the honeysuckle now gets. Cuttings from the honeysuckle will naturally be taken and planted elsewhere.
But there has been another thing that has annoyed many of us, including the Arch bishop. The crown princess wants to be led to the altar by her father. That is so unswedish it can be. Our tradition is that the bride should walk beside her husband to be, to show she´s doing this of her own choise and to show she is not "owned"( perhaps a hard word but I couldn´t find a better one in my head right now) by her father and later on "owned" by her husband. The reaction towards her choice has been so strong that I´ve heard that they changed it slightly. Her father, our king, will lead her half way to the altar and then her husband to be will follow her the rest of the way. We do like to compromise in this country :-) :-) :-)
Now it´s time for another cup of tea and since they most likly won´t show anything else than this wedding on tv I´ll most probaly take a nap instead. The weather doesn´t invite to do things outside.
Have a great day now!
A single flower on the either Nepeta sibirica or Dracocephalum sibirica. They change the names on plants more often than most people breaths :-) :-) :-) beautiful plant with scented leafs. Some like the smell, some hate it. I´m not to fond of the scent myself to be honest. Gets around 1 meter (1yard) high and spreads slowly but unmercyful. I must cut my plants in several smaller this autumn.