The season to be jolly starts now :-)
Sorry about no post yesterday but I was visiting a friend all day and when I came home I talked in the phone for a few hours 🙂 I really didn’t feel like writing anything minutes before I usually go to bed 🙂 But the photos I show today is from a walk we had before I drove homewards again. Unlike today that is sunny, windy and warm yesterday was cold, cloudy and almost windless.
We’re one doe less today, I heard the shot while we were out walking this morning. A neighbor told m,e it was an old doe that got shot and it’s most likely one of those that visit my garden every day. They arrive here mostly after dark so it might take me some time to figure out which one it is. I haven’t seen Longhorn or one-eyed Rune in a long time but I hope they just have changed routine and comes later in the day than usual.
It’s first of Advent and now the Christmas season starts here in Sweden. First of advent is now days the day most Swedes goes to church, it used to be on Christmas days morning, around 7 am and that is still a day lots of people goes. Otherwise Swedes aren’t a church going people. Today lots of people light the first candle in their advent candle stick. It has four candles and it’s one candle per advent Sunday but of course most people light up the previous candles every week too, nit just the actual candle for that particular advent. In about two weeks lots Swedish home will start burning down since many forget to put out the candles before leaving their homes.
We also put up the electric Advent candlestick on our window sills and most of us also have the Advent star shining in the windows as well. Finally we all feel that the turning towards brighter times is near. This is also the month when according to most folklore the mythical beings move around, they tend to be outside more now when it’s dark most of the day. But more about that later this month.
It’s getting dark outside now and the temperature is slowly dropping, it’s time to start a fire in the stove and to light up those electric candlesticks and the advent star.
Have a great day!