Typical Swedish summer.
The day started with an intense drizzling and it was so bad that none of the dogs wanted to go outside for more than it take to do what they needed to do. Nova was a bit cranky even after it had stopped, I threw her favorite toy out the kitchen door, she loves to fetch it again but isn’t perhaps the easiest one to get the toy from🙂. She went out and stopped after a few steps, she lifted her paws and shook them and went indoors again leaving her toy. Sune went out instead and if this had happened in the cottage she never would have allowed that to happen🙂
But as the day passed the weather improved a lot. We’ve had sunshine all afternoon but it never got especially warm. I haven’t done much to be honest, replanted lots of small magnolias and walked around trying to find small pots for them. I’ve also prepared a flowerbed by turning the soil in a flowerbed where most perennials died this winter and weeds had taken over. If the weather permits it tomorrow (or if I feel for it later today) I’ll be planting lots of small Butterfly milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) in it.
Tomorrow will be the first day of the last week before vacation starts. I do hope we’ll get some summer this year and not like it has been the last couple of years with cold days and lots of rain all the time. I think it must be four or five years since I last had a vacation when it didn’t rain all four weeks. As I remember it I had two sunny weeks that time and the rest just rained away. Last year all four weeks rained away, perhaps good for nature but not for me🙂
It’s time to make a pot of tea and something to eat. This morning was so cold that I made cocoa, something I usually only have when winter arrives. It’s so nice that the typical swedish summer finally has arrived🙂🙂🙂