The sun is just breaking through the clouds we´ve had here all morning (for me the morning starts at 5am :-) ). My dogs and I took our morning walk out into the bog, since it was only 13C (55F) i was pretty sure that the flies would stay rather calm, but mosquitoes not. So I had a sweater on me and I brought my mosquitoe hat just in case.
Birds were singing and we could see a couple of deers from a distance and we actually passed one only a few yards away from us. It stood absolutly still believing nobody could see it :-) I realised that I was right about the mosquitoes, we were greated by about a zillion of them and some even tried to get some blood out of my camera :-) :-) :-). But with the sweater and mosquitoe hat on they didn´t bother me at all. I was however wrong about the flies. They were ready and active when we reached as far out onnthe bog as we could get :-) :-)
I thought I saw a butterfly when I looked down on the ground, but it´s a forest star that has gotten deformed. Now I´ll have to remember to look there next year too. If it is a genetic reason it has gotten deformed it might appere next year too. Then it might follow me home to my garden :-)
This is how it normally looks.
I have to go to the grocery store in Gudhem today. I´m going to make a Banana pudding. Most of the ingredients I´ve already gotten from Joyce at Octoberfarm, she sent them to me when I didn´t think I could find some of the ingredients over here. Some I already have here at home, but I forgot one key ingredient, the bananas :-) :-) :-) Funny really, because when I drove home from work yesterday I went in to the grocery store in Kvänum and re´membered that I had to buy some fruit for this weekend. I bought passion fruits, melons, lots of strawberries one grape but no bananas :-) :-) :-)
Otherwise this is not a weekend one wants to be driving on the roads if it´s not necessary. Midsummer is as I told You yesterday one of out biggest holidays. People are outside barbequing and drinking lots of alcohol, unfortunally many of them drives their cars before getting sober again. Today isn´t that bad though, it´s tomorrow that is the dangerous day being out on the roads.
Midsummers eve isn´t a holiday really, but midsummers day is. But I doubt there is any place but stores with people working today. I don´t think any employer (exept when it comes to stores) would even dare thinking of not lettings us have a day of today and they also pay us a normal days pay. We sweeds seldom fights when we think things are wrong, but we would start if theyb tried to change how it is now during midsummer :-) :-) :-)
The old birdfeeder is now almost completely covered with geraniums.
The temperature is rising fast now when the sun has started to shine. I think it´s time to make a cup of tea and some breakfast. I will stayb at home today, I always feel a bit down this weekend since I know the days will get shorter and winters not far away. This will however pass until tomorrow :-) Then I´ll bring the pudding to friends in Tråvad. Their sun has his birthday and I´ll bring the pudding :-)
Have a great day now!
My Mock orange is opening up. Soon the scent will fill my and my neighbours gardens.