The first real autumn day.
Yes today was the day when autumn arrived for real and I don’t mind it at all. Yes I love summer but we need more rain and less heat so that all the plants, trees and bushes included, survives the winter if it gets bad. First day of autumn also means first day with a fire in the kitchen stove and that I like a lot.
For once there was no back draft from the chimney, as my friend said it’s been so dry and warm this summer that the chimney most likely is completely dry and no cold humidity is there to stop the smoke from floating upwards. So I had the fire burning for three hours, always take it easy the first times because the chimney needs to get used to become really hot again. Too much in the beginning and the chimney might crack here and there. Tiny cracks that perhaps won’t do any harm now but most likely later on.
It isn’t much rain that falls to be honest, it mostly drizzles lightly and every now and again it gets more intense. Still not more than drizzle though. I had rather much sunflower seeds left from last winter so I started to feed the birds again, very early to be honest. We have no tradition of feeding birds during summer since there’s no need for it really, especially here where we have so much insects that they can eat. Not this summer though, I can’t remember that we’ve had that few flies here since I moved here thirteen years ago.
I watched Ironman 3 yesterday. It’s good but if You want a movie with lots of action, this is not the one You’re looking for. It’s actually quite slow most of the time. It does heat up at the end though and even Gwyneth Paltrow shows some action there 🙂 Now I need to but Ironman two too 🙂 The latest Star Treck that I watched on Saturday had almost only action all the time and I really liked that film.
It’s time to make a pot of tea and perhaps something to eat. Or I might wait till after my dogs and cats have had their food, because then I’ll get some peace while eating mine 🙂
Have a great day!