One of those rare mornings.

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Instead of walking through the village like we always do on Sunday mornings we walked to the bog instead. It’s a shorter walk so that Hector can take more walks during the day without getting any problems with his legs later ion the day. The night had been just as cold as the night before and even if the sun rose and warmed up the air the heat never really managed to reach us by the bog this morning.

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I love walking there any time of day but this morning was magical. We had reached the peninsula when we stopped for a while. I could hear a couple of cranes on the other side of the bog, some geese were flying above us and some trumpet swans too. Deers were warning for something and I could hear how they ran away through the bushes. The light made everything look beautiful, it always does early in the morning.

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Suddenly lots of Black Grouse roosters started to impress the hen that still were around. I couldn’t see them, they were hiding behind some pines on one side of the peninsula and spruces on the other side. It’s a strange sound they are making and it sort of fits very well out on bogs. For a few minutes I got the feeling how it must have been in this area before too many humans were around. Well I had to imagine the lake that once was here, before they lowered the water level but that was easy this morning.

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Even Bertil and the dogs just stood there listening to all the sounds. I wouldn’t have been surprised if trolls or gnomes had walked by us at that moment 🙂 Unfortunately the dogs got bored long before I did so we turned homewards again but I was in no hurry, mornings like these are rare even here in the village at the outskirts of the world.

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The Black Woodpecker.

The Black Woodpecker.

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Have a great day!


12 thoughts on “One of those rare mornings.

  1. Vet precis vad du menar, den känslan kan man få på vissa platser:) Var för några år sedan ute på ön (man kan gå över vid lågvatten) strax utanför oss och där är det precis en sådan magisk plats med mosstäckta stenar, gamla granar och tallar och absolut helt tyst förutom naturens egna ljud. ÄLSKAR att stå eller sitta på en sådan plats och bara vara:) Underbara bilder du visar. Ha det gott/Monne

    • Tjänare Monne!

      Ja, bara avsaknaden av andra ljud gör allt så mycket bättre 🙂
      Blev lite förvånad när orrarna började spela trots att vi var nära och de visste vi var där! De brukar tystna och flyga iväg så fort de vet att man närmar sig annars.

      Ha det gott!

  2. Härliga foton, som alltid! Visst kan man ibland känna en stämning på en specifik plats som gör att man gärna stannar kvar, samtidigt som man undrar vem/vad som finns bakom stenarna/träden. Några magiska minuter…

    • Hejsan Monaxe!

      Det var en helt fantastisk stund där ute vid mossen 🙂 Hade inte blivit förvånad om något underligt hade kommit fram och hälsat på oss 🙂 🙂

      Ha det gott!

  3. Man brukar ju ibland ifrågasätta känslan LYCKA, men jag kan än idag komma ihåg en sådan stund då jag satt på en sten med havet framför mig och storskogen bakom och inte en människa i närheten. Bara Brasse, vår underbart snälla strävhåriga tax, som visserligen hatade att bada men som gillade att strosa omkring med tassarna i vattenbrynet. Fåglarna sjöng och solen började titta fram och det var så där underbart trolskt, precis som du upplevde morgonen.
    Det här var för ungefär 25 år sen, men jag känner fortfarande lycka när jag tänkar på just den “lilla” upplevelsen! Och ändå har jag upplevt MASSOR av liknande unde råren, men just den här var verkligen MAGISK!! 🙂

    • Hejsan Susie!

      Jag skulle aldrig ifrågasätta lycka, den är jag helt säker på att den finns. Dyker kanske inte upp alldeles för ofta dock 🙂
      Som du säger, vissa gånger är magiska trots att man varit ute för liknande situationer både förr och senare. Det är något speciellt som händer just den gången som man inte kan sätta fingret på. I morse var det just en sådan gång 🙂

      Ha det gott!

  4. Hi Christer,
    No magical morning here. I was going to go out and walk around but got sidetracked. I ended up doing lots of laundry, raking the yard while waiting for laundry. I also vacuumed the downstairs rugs and the living room couch. I can goof off for the rest of the month, now. 🙂
    I saved a bumble bee from hypothermia. It had landed on the cement floor of my cellar which was still very cold from the night. I took it outside and put it in the sun next to a dandelion. It took about 5 minutes to warm up enough to move. It started looking for nectar on the dandelion and, after another 5 minutes, it flew off. My good deed for the day. 🙂
    It’s sunny and warm here. Rocky and I will go for a walk later on when the last load of laundry is in the dryer. Maybe we will go for a ride and get some bird food.
    Enjoy the rest of your day.

    • Hi Caryn!

      I did most of that later in the day, except for vacuuming. I’ll save that for Wednesday when we’re having a holiday here 🙂

      No bumble bees here yet but they should start to show soon. Not much for them to eat yet though. By saving that one You’ve probably saved even more, it’s the queens that are out flying now so she will produce lots more future bumble bees 🙂

      No more leaving the cottage today, after the laundry and everything else I just want to sit down doing nothing 🙂

      Have a great day!

  5. hi christer! your walk sounds enchanting! i went out very early with brendan and we planted most of the vegetable garden. we even panted artichokes this year! i don’t know if they will produce though. just as we finished it started to rain gently which was perfect. then i planted flower pots for a couple hours in the rain. it was a pretty magical morning here too. joyce

    • Hi Joyce!

      Some days are just special even if I don’t know what’s different about them since there’s very little difference between the different walks.

      I think it will work just fine with the artichokes! You have just the right climate for them! It is a perennial thistle but it’s hard to make them survive especially wet winters. The cold isn’t that problematic really, it’s too much water that make them root.

      Some mornings are just like that 🙂

      Have a great day!

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