...because you thought Sweden was Switzerland!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Storms happen in Sweden, too...

Though they don't last as long as tropical storms, they do exist, and from time to time, they can be destructive too.

I happened to be looking out of the window taking pictures when a big spruce tree fell to the ground.

Jeline: You were just standing on that very spot a week ago!

This spruce has a story too. In the days when Mats and Margareta newly had satellite TV, Mats cut off a branch of this tree to get a better Discovery Channel reception. Margareta, who thought tress hundreds of years old should be treated with more respect, chased Mats around the lot with a spade. After a full round around the house (with Mats crying, "This is crazy!" while looking back over his shoulder), Margareta realized how silly it must have looked and stopped. Some tears were shed for the spruce – but funnily, the Discovery Channel reception didn't get better.

Now the spruce reached its natural end. I don't think we can do much about the fallen tree right now, but sooner or later, it will have to be chopped to smaller pieces and its cracked trunk sawed to a shorter stump.

The size of the spruce was amazing. By the way, don't follow our example: Don't go out on an open space surrounded by trees during an ongoing storm. For one thing, you'll get raindrops on your camera lens.


Anonymous Esther Garvi said...

Dear Joy!

Welcome over to Ishtar's ark, because you've been given an award!


Warm greetings from West Africa,

8:18 AM

Blogger aka Cheryl said...


so shameful ngayon ko lang naalala. :|

anyway, hope you had fun! good luck with school and lovelife and photography and blogging and cooking and baking and cat sitting and biking and running and hiking (did i miss anything?). in short, have fun living life!! happy 25th!!

btw, i had a dream the other day, you were telling me you and marcus were migrating to japan. weird ba? i don't know where that came from, haha.

6:35 AM

Blogger Ahoy! said...

Salamat Cheryl!

Wow thank you for that sweet greeting :-) I wish I could do some traveling to some of the places you've seen – and also get to visit home when the income starts pouring in!

...Japan? Hmmm that's an idea! Haha! But neither of us know Japanese, so we'd be screwed there even as tourists!

Thanks again!

9:04 AM

Blogger enilejna said...

I looked at this blogpost again and I had to laugh. One of these days I'll have to write something about not-so-narrowly ending up in places where accidents have happened (which has actually happened to me a number of times)... ang saya-saya pa man din ng itsura ko! :)

8:48 PM


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