Bertil would naturally walk out there with us today.
It is one of those days in the middle of winter that signals spring is on its way. I know that we normally has to wait until at least April before spring starts here but still 🙂 The sun is shining and the temperature is just below 0C (32F), birds are singing and the few I meet have a smile on their face 🙂 the snow is melting on the roofs and one can hear the sound of water dripping everywhere. The city pigeons that live in a barn close to here has started the courting already as well.
We did walk out on the bog again as I had planned but the sun heats up the air much more than I had expected so instead of walking to the lake we stayed close to the islands where we walked yesterday. I know the ice is thick there but have no idea how it is closer to the lake. Snow is a far better insolation than one might think so it isn’t always the ice is thick where the snow is.
We were out walking for an hour and a half before we turned homewards again. I didn’t see any animals but found signs showing we have plenty of big deers out there and it looks like we have a lot of Black grouse as well. Nova was trying to follow every track she stumbled upon so we did get some problems with the leash 🙂 If I thought it was quiet yesterday it was even more so today when we came to the other side of the islands. There’s always a background sound from the expressway even if one doesn’t notice it, on the other side of the islands that sound was gone.
We could hear deers walk from big distance and some kind of bird of prey flew over us shouting out loud. The ravens didn’t like us out there either and they followed us on s distance all the time we were out there. None of them made Bertil especially happy, he followed us today and I actually think this was the first time he was out there. Everything seemed to be interesting to him and every now and again he was left behind making him shout out loud 🙂
I would like to see that lake though but if I can’t walk there this winter I’ll drive as close as I can this summer. The road stops far from the lake but I think there’s a trail leading to the lake where the road ends. By the way, the lemon isn’t bad at all 🙂 The taste isn’t especially strong but it’s sort of very sweet at the same time it is sour. I have it in my tea right now 🙂
Have a great day!