Saturday, June 18, 2011

Family members do not eat each other

You haven´t heard from me for a while, I know, I´m sorry. Usually I love writing but the long snowy winter made me a bit sullen and I hid myself among small piles of painted glass and colorful mosaics. The mosaics I made gave me warmth :)

It´ s my favorite part of a year now – SUMMER. 

I find myself wandering around in our garden, watering canister in one hand and some freshly picked flowers in another. Our greenhouse is full of tomatoes, chillies, capsicums and all kind of herbs. There are also two exotic plants in the greenhouse – sugarleaf plants stevias (stevia rebaudiana ). The stevias grow in tropical places in North and South America and stevia is said to be up to 300 times sweeter than sugar. The leaves are really really sweet.

Our two cats – Tjorven and Hallu are following me to everywhere I go. Barn swallows are giving them a hard time - the poor birds returned after a long flight to their summer home and found two annoying creatures wandering around in their garden. 

Tjorven is really the hard case, lively little half-tailed devil. She was a indoor cat for the whole winter, watching a „bird cinema” thru a frosty window or from the telly. Oh how she desired to take a part of the meal with tomtits and sparrows.   

Anyway – I announced to both parts- cats and barn swallows- that we are a family now and family members do not eat each other.