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January

I hope your January was good and safe and now wish you all a Happy Safe February.

Yesterday morning my husband woke me with a ”Happy February”. Really ? ! Already February. It feels like it was 1st of January yesterday. Here are some January photos. For several winters there has been hardy no snow. Now there is a lot. I love it. It is beautiful and reminds me of my childhood wonderful winters. But, the strange thing is there is a lot of snow even in countries, places where there hardly ever is snow.

Midsummer Eve

It was a fantastically beautiful warm Midsummer Eve. Sunshine all day long from practically clear blue skies. Day temperature about 27 degrees Celsius. In the evening and night it was still over 20. At about 10 pm we went down to the lake to enjoy the sunset. Usually there is the the midsummer bonfire and a lot of people. But, as I mentioned In my previous post, the bonfires were not allowed this time because it has been so dry. There was only a few others more than us.

Are they back . . .

. . .  or didn’t they in fact not leave after all

This year both swans and geese have been seen on the fields and in the lake still after Christmas. Which is very unusually. Yesterday, on the way back from the supermarket, it surprised me to see two swans in the lake. So, I wonder, didn’t they leave at all or are they already back. Do they know there will be no winter here at all. There has, so far, not been practically any snow at all. Only a few centimeters a few time. A little frost and a thin layer of ice on the lake a few times. It feels like early spring. But . . . one never knows. I remember a couple of times winter arrived in February. Which brought both freezing cold and plenty of snow. Well, whether will it be winter or not I’m so happy there is more daylight every day.