A bit chilly in the morning.
We’re having a pretty wonderful day here, the sun is shining, some clouds pass beneath the sun every now and again and it’s around 25C (77F). almost no wind and the flies seems to stay mostly in the shadows. They didn’t however when I mowed the lawn. Most of them just swarmed around my head but there were a few deer flies and horse flies that gave me some bites. Strangely enough I can’t feel any itching which I usually do for hours and no swelling either so I guess they just made some trial runs 🙂
After that I did my laundry so now I’ve done my chores for the day. Before the mowing and washing I did go to the store in Gudhem to buy the things I, despite a long list, missed to buy yesterday. I didn’t only buy those things, I also bought lots of ice cream of my favorite brand, Klings ice cream. Some strawberries and grapes also followed me home so after the mowing and washing I had two big bowls of ice cream with strawberries. Life feels good days like these 🙂
The morning however was a bit chilly, we could see our breaths 🙂 No frost though and I do hope it’ll stay away until the first week in September as it usually does or even later. I heard one bird singing the entire morning and most are still rather quiet. Some sparrows tweet but that’s it. Bertil tried to catch a magpie yesterday and I could hear how the bird laughed out loud 🙂 Teodor is the bird catcher but he’s smart enough to stay away from magpies. My old Erna however managed to catch one and the magpies stayed away from my garden for years after that.
We have lots of butterflies and dragonflies here now, most of them refuse to sit still long enough to get photographed though, one just landed and a drying t-shirt and I got a photo that I’ll show You tomorrow, The Swedish name on dragonflies has nothing to do with dragons but another mythical being, the troll. It’s called Troll spindle here, I’m not sure why though so I’ll try to find out why. Just found it out, they were actually believed to be trolls spindles. Before christianity they were closely associated with the goddess Freya.After christianity arrived they started to look more suspiciously at them and the dragonfly was often connected with the devil or mythical beings like dragons, troll or witches.
The laundry is dry and I better bring it in before any sparrows do their business on it 🙂 All the animals are asleep and I think I’ll join them by taking a small nap, perhaps I’ll have a cup of tea and some more ice cream before though 🙂
Have a great day!