They managed to save the sunflower even if they have put timber everywhere after the cutting. There is a flower lover in all humans it seems :-)
That is what Polish weather men has predicted for us here in Europe this coming winter. They mean that the Gulf stream is so weakened by all cold water melting on Greenland and that the oil spill in the gulf has made the stream sort of slower by the thickness of all the oil in the ocean.
Our swedish weather men hasn´t really answered on this yet, but I sure hope that they will reach another result when they calculate on the same facts. I think last winter was cold enough to be honest so I´m not looking forward to a winter colder than that one :-) :-) I wonder if we in Europe can force BP to pay most of our heating costs then? I doubt that very much!
I don´t think that we up here in the north would be the ones suffering most if this shows to be the truth. Our houses are well insulated for cold weather, but that is not the fact in southern Europe. Every winter we hear in the news how people freezes to death in southern Europe when the cold weather hits hard. I´ve never heard anything like that in happen my own country.
But I´ll prepare my home for a cold winter just in case. I´ll have to get something to cover the windows, thick blankets or perhaps styrofoam? Tomorrow I´ll also drive to Falköping to order fire logs, a whole pallet of them actually :-) But I´ll continue to buy smaller packages of it until the real cold hits us. I have electric radiators too, but I really don´t like to pay more money to those electric companies. They get enough as it is anyway :-) :-) :-)
But even if we don´t get it that cold it might be a good idea to buy a pallet of them anyway. I can always use them next year if I have some left then. It´s never wrong to be prepared for the worst even if we get the warmest winter in thousand years instead :-) :-) :-)
It has been a rather cold day today even if the sun has shined all the time. Northern winds has cooled down the area and it will be a clear night once again. I didn´t get frost last night as I thought I would, but my neighbors did :-) So now there´s a fire in the stove and soon I´ll have a cup of hot tea by my side :-)
Have a great day now!