Pre summer.

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We’re having a summer day over here, 23C Β (73,4F) and I love it. Naturally it’s still spring here but we tend to call this part of the year for pre summer, not quite summer yet but very close. Pre summer usually lasts until a week in to June. Everything happens so fast now, two days ago most tress just started to get green, now cherries flower πŸ™‚

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Cherrie trees in bloom.

Cherrie trees in bloom.

I was working in the neighbor factory today and since the weather was so great I decided to walk to the place. The village where my job is has lots of smaller and somewhat bigger industries but none of them are the noisy kind. It works more people in the village than it lives people there and most of the villagers works somewhere else.

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I rarely see anyone when walking to the other factory, the occasional car and lorry drives by but no people are out walking. The only place where there is any kind of activity is by the grocery store and the health center. Usually it’s the same people one can see on both places, older people or alcoholics πŸ™‚ On days like this when the sun shines and the temperature is nice many stands outside the store and talks with old friends, people tend not to move especially far from where they were born so they might have known each other for longer time than I am old.

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The alcoholics usually sits on the park benches drinking their beer and smoking. They are never loud or noisy because everyone knows them too and most probably knows/ knew their parents too. Every now and again the bus comes and rather many usually get out from it, most of them are older school kids unless it’s afternoon because then its older that comes home from work. It’s a nice little village but besides the grocery store there’s only one more store, a hardware store.

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It's almost impossible to see the Lemon butterfly. Lots of butterflies here today, mostly Lemon butterflies or Cabbage butterflies.

It’s almost impossible to see the Lemon butterfly. Lots of butterflies here today, mostly Lemon butterflies or Cabbage butterflies.

Once it was full of life, they had several clothing stores,three banks and a post office, Β at least one bakery, a book store, a cafΓ©’ and even a jewelers I’ve heard and lots more but all died out when they closed the railroad. It was a healthy railroad making lots of money but back then they wanted to close down all smaller railroads so they made sure that it would start making losses. Buy too big trains for instance that destroyed the rails and roadbed. They knew it wouldn’t work and closed it down. Today they all want it back but most of the old roadbed is now farmland.

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Lesser celandines.

Lesser celandines.

Cherry flowers.

Cherry flowers.

It’s time to make a pot of tea and something to eat, after that I need to water my Thuja’s and check what more might have germinated in my pots.

Have a great day!


14 thoughts on “Pre summer.

  1. spring is truly and well with you.
    So sad how the small villages become almost ghost tons, this happened to our village too. People all wanted to live near the big cities, now they all want to come back but nothing much is left.You have a beautiful place to live and work,

    • Hi Laurie!

      I have actually started to believe that we won’t get any bigger backlashes either now :-), the occasional frost morning might come but nothing worse.

      Yes it is sad that villages sort of dies out but at least most people have stayed in this one. My village is just a shadow to what it once was.

      Have a great day!

  2. Hi Christer,
    Isn’t it odd that most of the people who work in the village don’t live there and most of the villagers who work are working in some other place?
    It’s sunny and about the same temperature here as with you. I can take this kind of pre-summer. πŸ™‚
    Enjoy the day!

    • Hi Caryn!

      yes it is odd πŸ™‚ Even the newspapers have written about this πŸ™‚ But it’s much like how they do their shopping in many places here, they never shop in their own home village, why should another villager make money on me when I can’t make money on him/her πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ People in this county is very nice and friendly most of the time but they have their ideas πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Yes this kind of pre summer is even better than real summer πŸ™‚

      Have a great day!

  3. hi christer! well, it looks like you finally have your ideal weather. and i am guessing the bad flies are not out yet either? everything looks so beautiful. are your dogs enjoying this weather too? we are way too hot for this time of year. i just came in from watering all the pots. those plants get lots of sun but since they sit on my cement driveway, they dry out fast. enjoy your weather! joyce

    • Hi Joyce!

      Yes this is how I like it, esΓ₯ecially since no flies arev out flying yet πŸ™‚ First the annoyinng forest flies comes, those that doesn’t bit but have the urge to fly in to the ears and the nose πŸ™‚ It takes a few weeks after that until the biting ones comes.

      I think Hector and Orvar think this is too hot but Nova loves it and it looks like Sune does too.

      I never remember to water pots so I don’t have many, just a few that can take some time without water, like geraniums πŸ™‚

      Have a great day!

  4. I so love your photos, especially the flowers. Do you have any Cleome in your garden? If not, I can send some seeds after ours bloom this summer. They seem to reseed and come back every year.

    • Hi myroseindecember!

      I’m glad You like them πŸ™‚

      No I don’t have Cleome here, I would have to sow them early and have them in a window until this time comes, otherwise they never would get the chance to flower. I think they’re beautiful though and love to see them in public flowerbeds. They don’t reseed here I’m afraid. Thorny aren’t they?

      Have a great day!

  5. Christer,
    Everything does look so green. You must be beyond the frost by now. I think we are though the official date is May 31st but no one pays attention to that. We plant earlier.

    Our town fights to stay small, to keep out the big stores so we can preserve local businesses. McDonald’s couldn’t build because the town already had its limit on drive-up windows.

    Have a wonderful evening!!

    • Hi Kat!

      I love this time of year but I’m afraid the risk of frost isn’t over yet, some mornings are still just above 32F so it can happen any day. The last day of frost is usually around June 6th even if tonight was very warm and nice πŸ™‚

      All towns here fights for their survival, the newpapers have big headlines when more is born than it dies people. Last year I think we became 32 more people and that was big news πŸ™‚
      But FalkΓΆping has become an official Citta Slow so they’re trying to keep those fast food chains away from the town, at least any new ones.

      Have a great day!

  6. more gorgeous pictures! This seems to be a time when most of the world is beautiful, at least the places I see on the blogs. SO green and beautiful. Your dogs all look so healthy, Christer! Do you get pick cherries like we do here?
    At a certain time of year folks are invited to come and pick their own cherries…for a price of course! πŸ™‚

    • Hi Mona!

      Yes everything is brand new once again πŸ™‚

      The two old ones do have their problems, those that comes with age and now it’s Sunes turn to have a bad stomach. I wish they didn’t eat everything they see out there πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      I’ve never heard of picking cherries like that over here, all kinds of other berries but not cherries. I would like that, the ones growing out in the forest are eaten by birds long before they ripe.

      Have a great day!

  7. Thanks for taking us along on your walk, as always,Christer. The woods are lovely to see as they green up compared to the wintry scenes awhile back. Warm weather has returned here and we are planting a few veggies. The flowers in pots are all doing well with lots of blooms, especially the petunias. Many small towns in this area also were affected when the railroads shut down. It is sad.

    • Hi Beatrice!

      I love this time ogf yesr when everything is brand new again πŸ™‚ I’ll keep my veggies witing for some time more, we can get frost as late as the 6th of June here, so they are growing wa to good in my windows right now πŸ™‚

      Railroads were important and stil is in many places, too bad they thought it better to close them down.

      Have a great day!

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