The day is much like yesterday but slightly cooler, still it is rather nice to be outside since the wind has been absent for a few days now. I’ve done my grocery shopping for the weekend and I’ve taken a nap so now I’ve done pretty much everything I had planned to do🙂
I just had over eleven magpies in my garden and even if they too deserve to eat they do scare all small birds so I had to go outside to scare them away. I can tell You that the wind is no longer absent, it is actually very present and that’s too bad. I liked that it for once was almost absolutely still outside. I can’t understand why the magpies have chosen this garden to their favorite place, after all there are several cats, beside my two, that patrols the area and my dogs are out there too as often as possible. The magpies were gone for quite some time after old Erna captured one and ate it in front of them🙂 I would have stopped her if I had had a chance.
The swelling of my foot has gone down pretty much and now the foot fits in my summer shoes, no other shoes fit yet though but it’s going the right way. My little toe still hurts some but only in the shoe. Sune still finds the sour spots and Nova jumped straight down from the bed on the worst spot as well🙂 But I do try to keep the foot as high as possible most of the time. But I do need to move around every now and again so I don’t go insane by boredom🙂
There are actually two Hazelnut bushes in the forest. This is how the leafs look.
I now have seven persimmon trees, one Manchurian walnut and several small Red oaks growing in my cottage. I would have placed most of them outside now if I trusted the weather, I still have problems believing this wonderful warm weather will last until spring normally comes, in late April🙂
It’s time for that pot of tea again and perhaps something to eat as well. Later on I’ll go outside in the garden for a while, not much to do there since I’ve cleaned up after the dogs so good now🙂 I still have some pruning of the hand-fan shaped apple tree of mine. I did what I could from the ground yesterday but need to climb up a ladder to do the last of it and I won’t do that until my foot is much better.