It´s a calm morning and not much is moving around in the village. I heard a bird in my apple tree some minutes ago that sounded just like a parrot. I´m sure it wasn’t, it most likely was a starling. We had a starling here for many years that sounded just like a Cuckoo clock :-) It didn´t come this year but I guess ten years is rather a high age for a starling in the wild.
Kvänum is filled with small factories like this one. Kvänums Kök (Kvänums Kitchen I guess it´s called in english) makes rather expensive kitchens and is rathet known out in the world I´ve heard.
This was the home for another company known outside Sweden, Madame Chic. I think the main products are cosmetics. Nowdays they reside almost where I work in Kvänum.
Even though the village is rathjer small they do have a couple of parks there. This one with a statue that I have no idea what it is supposed to be. Appendicitis perhaps :-) :-)
Here´s another one and it has a small stage. I don´t know if it ever has been used though.
They say it won´t rain today, or tomorrow! I think that we’ve gotten quite enough as it is, especially yesterday. I had driven to friends for a cup of coffee when the light gray sky suddenly turned very dark grey, almost black. Then rain started pouring down and when we thought it couldn´t be worse it increased some more :-) :-)
Kvänums ån. If You remember we had a word for a stream that meant it wa bigger than a creek, but smaller than a river? Otherwise the best name for it would be Kvänums river.
I noticed that lots of dogs and their owners were walking on the road beside the å, I would too if I lived here.
Unfortunally this beautiful plant grows there, the Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) and lots of it too. Children loves to hide benieth the giant leafs and when they get out in to the sunshine they get third degree burns on their skin. The sap in the plant does that and those burns are really nasty! It´s now decided it must be eradicated here in Sweden. Well they will try anyway. I could see that they had cut them down earler this summer. But they grow back fast.
Another weed thrived there too, the Larger Bindweed (Calystegia sepium (Snårvinda)). I do like it and wouldn´t mind it in my garden. But it has a tendency to suffocate all other plants close to it, spread like crazy and its roots goes down as much as ten meters (about ten yards) down into the ground. Very har to get ri off if one wants to. Like the morningglory the flower is open just one day.
It had calmed down some when I drove home again, just to get worse the closer I came to my cottage. Lightning’s flew all around in the sky and for a minute or two the rain fall was so heavy that I couldn´t see the road at all. With me in the car I had a mobile phone that my friends didn´t want any more. Not all people in the world likes these new touch screens but I do. I also never really liked the mobile phone I´ve had for a year or so. The buttons are so small and so close together that I have troubles pushing down one without pushing down a couple others too :-) :-)
The silo can be seen all over the village. here You can see the grocerystore to the left too.
The farms is placed just beside the village limits, well the one with this little cottage is just on the inside of the village limits.
I think this was the forge where the blacksmith worked. The owner tries to keep it in shape but kids has an idea that it is fun to break all the windows on it.
The thunder went away as I came home but the rains stayed. It must have been raining all night, I never sleep so well as when I can hear the sound of rain all night.
Now it´s time for a cup of tea and then a nap I think.
Have a great day now!
The Boletales has started to grow, it is autumn. Did You know that funguses aren´t neither plants nor animals? They are a group of their own.