A simply fantastic autumn morning.
It is one of those mornings that really only can be experienced in autumn. Slightly chilly but with sunshine, just a slight breeze that brings the smells of ripe fruits and mushrooms, no flies and some geese migrating south for the winter. With other words, simply fantastic!
Yesterday evening was very much the same with the exception that we hade loads of mosquitoes flying around. It seem they have gotten e second spring so to speak with the warm air we´ve gotten for a couple of days now. I had hoped for fog this morning as well but I´m kind of glad we didn´t have it.
We started our walk like we usually do, towards the forest but since it still was a bit dark it would be difficult to take any photographs in there, so we turned and walked out towards the fields instead. My neighbors had sown oat this spring and I´m not quiet sure why because the soil isn´t especially good for that here. Unfortunately for them it has rained som much here that the ground was too soft to cope with a harvester until now (well it is still to soft but now they have to do it).
The harvester they use seems to be as old as I am 🙂 but it does the work it is supposed to after all but it takes a lot of time. So we passed the place he worked on yesterday and saw that he hadn’t done much since then. I can understand the problems he has after mowing my lawn yesterday, I sort of had to pass the same area twice before the grass was cut down properly and not just folded 🙂 🙂
When it was time yo turn homewards I realized that there is a part of the village I almost never go through so we continued our walk. The road is like a huge circle here so I would come to the exact spot after a while anyway. So we were out walking for almost two hours and when I came home I planted 25 Golden columbines (Aquilegia chrysanta).
But I wasn´t that lazy as I had planned to be yesterday 🙂 I dug up one big dog rose and a bigger area with japanese roses a job that always makes me bleed 🙂 🙂 The japanese rose is rather easy to get out of the ground but it has a zillion small sharp thorns that stays in the skin for a long time (no I couldn´t find my garden gloves 🙂 🙂 ) It spreads heavily via its roots so it is best to get as many of those up from the ground as possible already now.
The dog rose how ever doesn´t spread but has deep and thick roots so that is a bit harder. I managed to whip myself in the face with one of its branches and that hurts I can say 🙂 🙂 But now I have around 6 square meters (about the same in yards) to plant new things in 🙂
It is time for something to eat and since the morning is so beautiful I think I´ll have it while sitting on the kitchen stairs 🙂
Have a great day!