Life in a Square | January

New year, same kind of photos! 😆 Weather-wise it’s been a pretty boring month. We started with some snow, but it quickly melted away again, and then it’s stuck to right around freezing. Some days have been a little colder, and some just warm enough for the frost to melt. It’s not cold enough for the lakes to freeze properly, so I don’t think there will be any ice skating this year.

The hens aren’t fans, and it’s a hassle with their water freezing all the time. I bring water from inside the house every time I go outside since I don’t dare test the outdoor taps. So extra work, and fiddling with water when it’s freezing isn’t fun. That being said, I’m itching to put some eggs in the incubator and hatch some chicks. It’s spring soon!

I really miss my copper marans that got taken by the fox, so I’m thinking about buying eggs… There is a lady selling copper maran eggs near where Sis lives, so I hinted a little. We’ll see what happens 😆

This month, I’ve been flung between despair and gratitude. Part of the mourning process, I guess. I’m so grateful I get to do what I do.

But we’re here to look at the river today, not talk about gratitude 😅 Compared to the previous months, I had very few photos of the river on my phone. That doesn’t mean I didn’t have any photos, of course, I did! The river calls to me. Not in the same way the ocean does, but since I live inland these days, the river is a good substitute.

First a snow photo, so we can remember that there was a time when there was snow in southern Sweden.


Then when the snow melted, the trail we walk almost daily got overflown. It was also when I realised I need to buy new wellies. Cold water flooding your foot is no fun.



Customary river photos since they’re a must! 😁

River snaking

River and trees

High water

Then one day I was chatting with Nell Iris and A.L. Lester while walking the dog and snapped a photo of him. Can’t remember what we talked about, but this is the part of the trail where we have to climb over logs.


You know how the camera never really captures the light right? This afternoon, the light around the smaller trees was magical. Didn’t really come out that way. Sigh.


And on the same slope as I tried catching magical light, I tried catching children 😆 Sis and my nieces came to stay for a few days, and we went on walks.


That’s as fun as it gets, people! I hope you had a lovely month 🥰


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