I can’t remember when I had such a good vacation (when it comes to the weather) as this one. Sun for two whole weeks and this week will be mostly sunny too. The temperature have been between 25C (77F) and 27C (80,6F) the entire week and the nights have mostly been cool. A couple have stayed around 15c (59F) and that is a bit too warm at night for me and the dogs because it never cools down in the cottage those nights.
I know that for most of You living in the USA this sounds cool and nice :-)but this is as warm as it gets up here in the north most of the time. Sometimes we get it even hotter but that’s rare. I’ve had visitors here this week but they left a bit earlier than planned due to cows🙂 Theis dogs aren’t used to have cows walking around outside their home all night long and they sort of made it impossible for my friends to sleep at all🙂 They had parked their camper beside the cow pasture🙂 The problem is that we have cow pastures all over the village so it wouldn’t help moving it. They could have slept here in the cottage but then we have the problem of me and my dogs waking up early and Orvar’s and Hector’s sister starts barking as soon as a stranger (that’s me🙂 ) starts walking around in their or any home🙂 There would have been very little sleep no matter what🙂
The Bog Ladies were up late that morning, the smoke from their fires were still all over the ground🙂
I don’t think that we officially can call this a draught but no rain has fallen since the vacation started. Lots of flowers and herbs are dying on the more dry spots and I water what ever I want to survive till next year. My tomatoes are going red and it’s been a long time since I got tomatoes this early. My gooseberries will all soon be red and ripe and I’ve prepared for the coming jam making. I’ll get lots of apples too this year and perhaps I should do something with those too, at least a couple of pies🙂
It stayed even longer out in the fields.
We have unusually few flies and mosquitos too🙂 I thought the fly and mosquito population would explode after the latest rainfall but no, the only place we seem to have flies are in our homes🙂 I have no mosquito bites and only a few deer and horse flies have tried to bite me. To be honest we have very few butterflies and beetles too. I especially miss the dung beetles since they usually keep my garden clean after my dogs🙂
My Walnut tree is still alive and grows well🙂 One day the wind was so strong I thought this little tree would break. I need to shelter it somehow during winter.
I’ve taken some photographs last week and I’ll mostly show most of them this week. We took a small trip to the mountain and those photo’s I’ll show You later this week. I almost forgot! I’ve bought a new refrigerator🙂 My old one died long ago but the freezer connected with it just keeps on going🙂 I did wonder if I should buy a new combined one but thought why toss out something that works just to buy just the same thing again? So I’ve made the top part (the refrigerator that doesn’t work) to a book shelf for my cook books🙂 and I’ve placed the new refrigerator in another spot in my kitchen🙂
Codonopsis clematidae. It’s the inside of this flower that’s beautiful. Spreads by itself here.
It’s time to make something to eat and a pot of tea of course. It’s a bit cooler at the moment but that’ll change soon. All the animals are asleep and so will I after I’ve eaten🙂
This photo is taken by my friend Lotta and it’s her husband that keeps all the seven dogs together🙂 It worked so much better than I even could have hoped for! The dogs are from the left to right to closer to the photographer: Mira (Orvar’s and Hector’s sister), Simpson, Zingo, Sune, Orvar, Nova and Hector.
Have a great day!