Days like these are rare.
The morning was simply wonderful today despite the low temperature, it was only -10C ( 14F). But the sun shone and the wind was absent. I had my jacket open as long as we walked in the sunshine but closed it as soon as we walked in the shadows 🙂
Even though it still is far to spring I did get some spring feeling when I heard the Black Grouse out on the bog, the lark singing high up in the air and a blackbird singing from the top of a spruce. I love the Black bird’s song, especially when I hear it in late spring evenings when I have the bedroom window open. The Black bird is Sweden’s national bird, well chosen because we do love it.
Lots of people were out all day taking advantage of this wonderful weather. Some had bought lots of tree trunks and started cutting them up in smaller pieces fo heating their homes next winter. My neighbour started to disassemble his woodshed that a previous owner had put up. The best thing one can say about that woodshed is that there’s no risk that it will burn down, there was no ventilation in it so both the shed and the fire wood were starting to mould 🙂 🙂
They had also placed it behind the cottage, so that had to go round the cottage to put fire wood in it 🙂 🙂 🙂 I can’t for my life not understand what they were thinking when placing it on that spot. Why not closer to the road and closer to the entrance? I never understood those people, like when they were putting up a fence. It didn’t even take more than a few days until the first section of it flew away in a storm 🙂 🙂 🙂
I’ll start cutting down the old plum tree tomorrow if the weather continues to stay this wonderful. Half the tree has fallen down by now and it’s safer to bring it down by myself. Plum trees never get especially old and I think this one is at least 70 years old. I love those yellow plums even if they never last more than a few hours after picked 🙂 Perhaps I’ll buy another one later on but firstly I must pick a place to plant my Black Walnut. I sowed it four years ago I think and now it’s time to try it outdoors. This plant zone is on the border to what it manages to cope with but then again I have two Osage oranges (Maclura pomifera) growing in my garden and those shouldn’t survive here at all, they have been growing in my garden for over three years now. Well they grow very slowly but they do live 🙂
I have a fire burning in the stove, tonight will be just as cold as last night. But it’s already warm in my cottage, the sun heats up my home very well on days like this.
Have a great continuing of Easter!