It´s cloudy and cold here today, even now around 10:40am the temperature hasn´t reached 14C (57F), but it is actually rather nice now after the heat wave we´ve had. As long as it doesn´t stay like this too long. The flies stays calm too and that´s a plus :-) I know that I am a bit obsessed by the flies, but as You know we do have some here :-) :-)
I drove to Skara and the big supermarket there shortly after our morning walk. I had forgotten to buy most of what I needed yesterday when I was at the grocery store in Gudhem :-) :-) This time I actually brought the list I´d made and didn´t buy anything else than what was on it. Well that´s a bit of a lie because I bought a small pakage of mixed nuts and dried fruits too. A nice little snack while driving I thought. You could think that they would make this little bag easy to open up so You actually can get to the mix. But how wrong You would be then :-) :-) I pulled every corner, I tried to rip it open and i even used my teeth to get the contents of the little bag. The plastic looked untouched and I was exhausted, so I used all my strength one more time and guess what! The little bag sort of exploded! I didn´t eat much of it, it gets a bit unpleasant when it falls all over the floor and back part of the car where my dogs are when following me around.
I´m not that a big fan of daylilies, but I do have a couple of them. This yellow bought as "Stella Dóro" and
this one that is an Tawny Daylily (Brunröd daglilja), Hemerocallis fulva. I have one more but it almost never flowers, perhaps it´s time to move it to another place?
Today is a clean up day. One of my aunts comes to visit tomorrow and I have to get rid of all newspapers lying around, put the books back where they belong and vacume the floors. My dogs are always shedding their fur and it isn´t especially nice to walk around in all that hair. My electric stove has to be cleaned as well. Not because I´ve used it, not at all. It´s because I never use it that it has to be cleaned. Having a fire heated stove is perfect except for the fact that there is a lot of ashes spread in tne kitchen. That happens when the hatch is opened so I can put in more fire logs. If the surface isn´t touched it looks rather clean, but as soon as the surface gets touched You have no troubles seeing that it actually is quite filthy :-) :-)
Skara Cathedral. Skara is over thousand years old and i guess some of this church is also.
The old library.
And the new one. I do prefere the looks of the old one :-)
But for now I´ll settle for a nice cup of tea and then I´ll start reading on the second book about Winnie the Pooh and his friends :-)
Have a great day now!
This has at least been a gallery, but it doesn´t look like it´s used like that now.
This house has two dates on its walls. I think that the oldest part was built 1787 and then over hundred years after they built the new part 1913 in the exact same style. That would never happen today. Skara is still one of those twons where they stops and talks to people and waves to those they know driving by in their cars. It´s a rather nice little town to be honest.
The old railroad station. There are still some tracks behind it used by a railroad museum. Nowdays it´s used as a bust station and there is also a sandwich shop. They make so nice subways :-)