It only took me eleven years to go there :-)
I finally did wake up yesterday 🙂 I realized that I didn´t have enough cat food for the weekend so I drove to the grocery store in Gudhem. For once I actually remembered to bring my camera with me so on my way back home I stopped at a place in the village I´ve been thinking of going since i moved here. I´ve only lived here eleven years now and the place is placed in the wrong part of the village. Well I do pass it every day to and from work but either its to early or the longing for home is to strong when I pass there in the afternoon 🙂
Once upon ago there was a church in this village but for a reason I don´t know they abandoned the church, tore it down and used most of the stones it was built of to build the new church in Bjurum. Looking back it probably was a worse idea than they ever could believe back then, because the church in my village was very old and something they would have been proud of to have today.
I couldn´t see any graveyard but I guess there is one since almost all old churches had one just beside them. To be honest, I couldn´t see much of the old church at all, only piles of leftover stones. But the place was so quiet and peaceful so it sort of felt like I stood in that old church anyway. I saw lots of butterflies and dragonflies but only one butterfly sat still long enough for me to take a photograph 🙂 🙂
I think it helped to get that feeling since the nature is quite different from what we have here by the bog, lots of junipers and big oaks, something that doesn´t exist here, well we do have some oaks but they are not even ten years old yet 🙂
We got very nice weather after all yesterday so the sun shone most of the remains of the day. Since I finally had woken up I mowed my lawn and after that I picked rowan berries on our evening walk. We have lots and lots of rowan berries so I didn´t expect it to take long time to get enough with berries, but it did. It seems that I was a bit to short to reach the berries 🙂 🙂 I´m six foot high and very few berries grow in hights where I could reach them 🙂 🙂
The evening was nice so I sat down on the kitchen stairs to cleans the berries from what ever had fallen in to the bag. Pine needles, spiders, ants and a bug that is a relative to Your Stink bugs, we call them berry farts 🙂 🙂 🙂 They don´t do especially much damage to berries but they seem to like staying in them. I also got rid of berries that had dried and some that had started to ferment and mold. I think I really need some more berries but when it´s time to do anything with them I just toss in a couple of crab apples instead.
The day will be somewhat cloudy with some sunshine in between today. Just enough warm as well, around 20c (68F). Even though we were out walking just a couple of hours ago my dogs show its time to do so again. I´ll just finish here and my cup of tea and then we´re off. Have a great day!