Otherwise..I heard a rumour that the cloudberries are ripe, well they are out for now but a few days ago, I took a short walk up in the forest with a bucket to a nearby bog were I know there is cloudberries to find.
As these berries are treasurous, I will not tell were to find them. This is how the place looks like. The moss is soft and wet and you have to be a bit careful were you walk.
See the tiny red plant in the middle of the picture. It's a fly eating plant.
This is how a ripe cloudberry look like. You can pick for hours and only get a few litres, but it's worth it. The taste is like a combination of honey, dried apricots and a tint of moss.
I was supposed to go to a farm to pick strawberries but it was closed (even if it was said it wasn't :( . By a coincident we took the wrong way and drove by a nature reserve. We stop by to have a look. Frostbrunnsdalen as it is called is a huge natural spring were ice cold water running up from the ground. This spring is keeping a whole city with fresh water (not this part of it though). As many natural springs, this is also an ancient sacred place from the time of the vikings (and propably further back) to christian time, there's a large medeival church nearby.
We drank the water and bathed our feets in the freezing cold water.
Alfons is testing one of the holes in the sand, trying to se how deep it is.
These three had a contest how long they could bare to stand in the cold water. Red feets!
Last picture. Alfons dancing rainddance in a water puddle, it ended with him washing his shoes and the raincoat and himself lying in it splashing. It isn't obvious in this picture but there were two very distinct rainbows, on the inside of the first, the rain is pouring and on the other side it's clear.
End of blog post and time for doing all that is waiting to be done. Picking currants, taking a run, building a garden wall, weeding....