Soon night will rule my world.
The weekend is almost over, it is amazing how fast it has passed. The autumn equinox has passed and now times will become darker. I think it perhaps is more noticeable up here in the north since we during summer only have a few hours of darkness but during winter have very few hours with daylight. Winters here can be much milder than for instance in the USA, but ours is so much longer and that’s what I don’t like.
But we can often have long periods with high pressure, cold but clear nights when we can see more stars and galaxies than we can count and for us with some kind of fireplace winter does get a bit nicer 🙂 I love to sit in the kitchen listening to the cracking sound from burning wood and feeling the heat spreading through the cottage. Sometimes I have no lights on and then the deers jumps in to the garden in their search for frozen apples on the ground.
I love to walk out to the edge of the bog when the daylight slowly dies to watch out over the open spaces. Sometimes I might see a deer or a moose, perhaps a fox or even a marten run from one island to another. Sometimes I see something completely else that I can’t explain what it is. I always return home before the daylight is completely gone. On cold winters the bog freezes and gets so hard that I can walk all the way down to the small lake. I no longer get surprised when I can’t see my own tracks in the snow when walking home the same way again.
My cottage is warm and nice after a couple of hours with a fire burning in the stove. The smell of fried food is everywhere since there’s no fan above the stove. I don’t mind but sometimes it seems to drive my dogs crazy 🙂 I usually give them a treat or two those days 🙂 Dinner is made for a couple of days and now I’ll make a pot of tea, the night is coming and soon I’ll be sleeping.
Have a great day!