Winter, has it reached its end now?
It´s over 0C (32F) during the days now and it looks as if it´s going to stay that way for at least ten days 🙂 I do wish that this means we´ll get an early spring here now! Nights will stay cold for yet some time though.
For over ten years we had warm and mild winters here. We got some snow for a week or two and sometimes the temperatures sunk low, but generally the winters were quite nice. Then last winter came and we got so much snow that it was impossible to get away from home sometimes and I almost missed my surgery 🙂 This winter was as bad as the one before too. But even if we didn´t get as much snow like the year before we got much lower temperatures instead.
We haven´t had this cold in over 140 years (that´s how long they have measured temperatures here) and most people are out of fire wood now and are using the fire wood they have saved for the coming winter. I´ve been lucky so far to get more fire logs though, but the pallet I bought last autumn is long gone by now.
I´ll have to cut down half of one of my apple trees this spring. The tree trunk has split in two and one part is now so low that the branches almost are lying on the ground. I´m hoping this weekend will be sunny and somewhat warm so I can do it then. The tree might look a bit strange afterwards but I love those apples and so does Doris the doe 🙂 Doris is still hanging around but she keeps her distance when we are out for a walk, Nova is a new dog to her and she might be dangerous. But Doris is still here during nights robbing the bird feeders on seeds 🙂 She has also broken a branch on one of my tree peonies just beside the feeders.
It´s time for something to eat now and I really have to take a look at the fire in the stove. It´s one of those days when it doesn´t want to start properly. I´ve been there several times already poking around in it, but it sort of just sighs and falls asleep again 🙂 🙂 🙂 By the way, do You know that if we translate the swedish name for Batman to english it becomes “The leather patch” 🙂 🙂 🙂 Superman becomes “The Steel man” 🙂 🙂 🙂 Have a great day now!