We had this Willow tree that I have been chipping away on, two of its main stems were already cut down. A couple of weeks ago it broke fairly high up. So it was definitely time to cut it down to not injure someone when it finally came down.
Now I “only” have to make firewood out of it.
As people following the news already know we have a lot of water in our part of the country.
Today we made our usual round, walking down to the lake. Some of our neighbors have water in houses on their property, (guests house and the house at the pier).
The trees are usually on dry land
The picnic table is close to where the shoreline used to be.
Picnic table pushed by ice.
The high water level is also influencing the water on the field by our house even if we aren’t in any danger for now.
Sunset from our porch.
This is a natural catastrophe in slow motion.
So… we got a “white” Christmas Eve morning but then the rain came and transformed our place to a shore property.
The lake where the field was before.
Actually our lake made it to national news as there are houses on the other side of the lake that are on lower land. On our side only our walkway along the shore became a walkway through the lake.
The picnic tables are a bit far out for a nice picnic by the lake.
But then on Tuesday evening the rain turned to snow. All day yesterday it snowed, and the wind didn’t distribute it evenly.
It was so bad that the main road we take to Höör was closed for a while and just to the south of us closed for 5 hours, but that is nothing compared to the chaos on the motorway just som 20 km from here, it was closed for more than 24 hours.
It was snowing so much my footsteps blew over while I went to get more firewood
So today it was shoveling time. Susanna did a bit too. Somehow the snow had decided the best place to settle was on our driveway.
The biggest drift in front of the garage. It was 50 cm deep.
Here it is clear how much the snow varies, to the right it’s 50 cm and on the left just about 5.
Now I’m done. That’s some good workout.
Enjoying the fire after.
So now we aren’t snowed in anymore.
And so we come to the end of this calendar.
I hope you enjoyed the pictures and wisedomes.
Northern lights over Ringsjön
Natures christmas gifts don’t just come on christmas.
Ringsjön without wind
The day before Christmas you are either psyched or stressed, there just isn’t any middle ground.
Waterfall at Forsakar
Don’t fall down stairs, especially next to a waterfall.
Distant storm cloud in the morning
Early mornings is the best time of the day.
Somehow I manage to sleep most of the early mornings…
Deer eating our apples.
Some years we get plenty, some we don’t.
The animals can’t go to the supermarket to get more the years with scarce resources.
Lights in our garden
When the snow comes it looks really nice.
Flower on the road.
When you find your spot it might not be where you think it should be.
The oaks on the field
Luckily most trees stay put during the storm and let you enjoy them after again.
Broken cherry tree
When the storm has passed one has to deal with the consequences though…
When the thunderstorm is closer you might see the rainbow.
Storm clouds over Höör
When the thunderstorm is far away you get to enjoy nice clouds.
Working with children at home is a bit exiting, you never know when a meeting is interrupted by some child screaming about something, like dropping a full glass of milk.
Icicles in a tree
Ice is great for many things.
Not driving on it when you don’t know you are driving on it.
The closer you look, the more imperfect things appear.
Don’t let that hinder you to look close.
Did I say “Don’t fall down stairs” already?
Daffodils are a great sign of spring
You don’t want spring at Christmas.
As long you are in the northern hemisphere.
When the sun hits just right you get some great pictures.
Tree at Hammershus
The wider the tree, the bigger the shade.
Not much use when the wind is the problem…
Sunset of Ringsjön
Enjoy a sunset every now and then, that way you get out at different times during the year.
Row of trees
A row of trees don’t make a forest.