As far as we're concerned, this was the last time we packed our stuff and changed house. Personally, after about 15 times, I am fed up with the stress, chaos and hassle of such events and looking at our current place I know that only very serious reasons are going to get us out of here!
Anyway, as we are settling down, Mother Nature decided to give us a little preview of what we can expect over the next few months. we've had temperatures of -7 degrees, followed by about 8cm of snow (which has unfortunately started to melt already). But I'll treat you to some frosty morning-pictures first.
|the view from our livingroomwindow/balcony|
Here I am also treated with another small bonus in the form of a large birdpopulation. For instance I saw a large woodpecker in the large birch right in front of the kitchenwindow, some 3 meters away. I was also able to identify a male domherre (pyrrhula pyrrhula), a nötväcka (Sitta euroaea), blåmes (parus caeruleus), a talltitta (Parus montanus,) and a talgoxe (Parus major). All these were in the direct vicinity of the house and are very common birds, but I thought not bad for a "day's work".
So yesterday I rushed to get some feedingfacilities, which the previous owner left us, for our feathered friends ready. I put them all on our balcony, thus creating a catfree place. This way the birds can get used to those befor winter will hit us for real. It gives me the great opportunity to study them up close, with a distance of barely 1 meter from window to feeders. Our cats are more than fascinated!
While we moved in, I discovered some more nice surprises the previous owner left us. Besides a large outdoorkettle, 2 pairs of wooden ski's and 2 sparks, he also left me a knife with leather sheath and a sharpeningstone.
And what could be better after a day's work of unpacking than drinking some hot tea or coffee, reading a book on the couch and hearing the crackling wood in the fireplace....