Fog, swapping and kittens.
It wasn’t as cold this morning as it was yesterday but close and since it never got especially warm yesterday my cottage felt rather chilly. I think it mostly depended on high humidity since windows had been open but I did wear a sweater all morning. But now the sun is shining and I’ve open up the kitchen door to let in some of its heat.
We had some fog here and it was quite nice to take our walk in the chilly air. Not a sound could be heard and both flies and mosquitoes stayed away from us. We walked in to the village and this was the first time Sune could follow us that way. He loves cows but showed some skepticism towards horses 🙂 I think they were a bit to curious of this new member in the family 🙂
I was at the plant swapping day yesterday and for those of You not familiar with this I can tell You that we are a bunch of people meeting once (or more) a year to swap the surplus of plants we have from either sowing them or just digging them up from our gardens. It’s more like a lottery actually. We place our plants so that all can see what we have brought and then we have a drawing. There are as much numbers in the drawing as there are participants and the one getting number one starts to choose one plant and so on.
One can participate even if one doesn’t have any plants, this is more of a getting rid of surplus than getting more plants to be honest 🙂 🙂 I still have too many plants here at home and yesterday I brought home some more 🙂 I brought home a Rowan (it origins from an Ullung-do Rowan but since Rowans are rather promiscuous and crossbreed with any other species in that family one never knows exactly how it will turn out 🙂 ), two different monkshood, an autumn aster, a geranium and more but they are now all standing in quarantine in the garage. We have a slug here, the Spanish forest snail, that we who don’t already have it desperately tries to avoid getting it. It eats absolutely everything and I know people who kills around one thousand every night all summer. It has no natural enemies outside Spain because it is so slimy that no animal wants to touch it.
I think I’ll show some photographs every day from that garden we had the swapping at this coming week. It is a beautiful place and some of You have already seen it before. But to be honest, I think I had just as many photographs of the kittens living there as I have of the garden 🙂
Have a great day!