We had frost once again when I woke up yesterday morning. I didn´t need to look at the thermometer to know that, I heard it when my dogs ran across my garden. The car was covered in thick ice, so I started the engine and the back window heater at the same time. Normally I don´t start that one until I drive away, because I only have two cars that might drive behind me. After that I only have forest and bogs.
The night was almost free from clouds yesterday night. This time of year that means frost here.
The fog laid as a thick layer over the ground.
Suddenly I saw that there came out smoke from the door mirrors and thought that they were on fire! But my brain slowly started to work and I realized that there was no possible way for them to start burning at all. After owning the car for two years I now know that I have electric heated door mirrors :-) :-) :-) Normally it´s the first thing I scrape the ice from on my car in the morning, but yesterday I forgot that and since I didn´t know I had that I also didn´t know that they started to become warm when I started the back window heater either :-) :-) :-)
Now it looks like this on my favorite place.
Here´s the place where all the big, old tree stumps stood. Those that had mosses, lichens, mushrooms, lingonberry plants and new small spruces on them. No more of those photos will be taken here.
We went out to my favorite place in the forest when I had come home and as I had suspected they had cut down most of the trees there. They had saved some trees in the end of the peninsula, just beside the bog and I guess they are supposed to spread the pine and spruce seeds that will become the new trees there. They can do like that instead of planting new trees by hand if they want to.
Most of the thick green moss was placed on this side. They might survive that the trees has fallen on them, but the sun will burn them down next summer because they love to live in the shade. No more shade here for a long time I´m afraid.
The way home. I wonder it they will cut down these trees next year or if they are allowed to stay for a longer time.
They have cut down trees to make a kind of road to the next place.
The island that most probably got "harvested" today. You can see some logs on the ground and they are placed in a small creek so that the forest machine can drive over without to much problems.
I could also see where the next place were, because they had cut down trees so the machine could drive there without problems. It´s another island in the bog, close to the "mainland" so to speak. I didn´t care to go there today. I´ll save that disappointment for another day.
But we still have places that looks like in these photos.
But we still have some old forest where the mushrooms, moss, lichens and animals still can live undisturbed. It´s one of my neighbors that owns that part of the forest and he has says he won´t cut that down because he also wants some old trees left. It´s in that part I take most of my mushroom photos. I haven´t photographed half of the mushroom varieties that grows there :-) It´s also a part that the wild hogs likes now days, so I usually makes some noise before we take our walks there, especially in the early mornings.
And I still have my neighbors part of the forest to walk in :-)
I think this is an old stone age tomb. We have loads of them in this county.
I got a package yesterday from Mona that writes the blog Wsprsweetly Of Cottages. It was a book with one of my absolute favorite stories, "The wind in the willows". It´s a story about The Mole, the Rat and their adventures. If You haven´t read it, try to find it! Even if it is a children's story I think most adults would love it :-) We have very few flee markets over here and I haven´t seen it in any book shop either. But Mona promised to keep an eye open and get it to me if she found it. I love it! The book is filled with really good pictures on almost every side! Thanks Mona!
The wind in the willows by Kenneth Graham. Published 1908.
It´s filled with pictures like this.
I feel that it´s time for a cup of tea and then I´ll continue to reed my wonderful little book :-)
Have a great day now!
We all have our favorite places to sleep and this is one of Teodors. On the soil in a big flower pot :-) :-)