A Walk In The Bog

We did a walk late June before the drought did its marking.
There are still places to be found without the dried yellow dusty sign from the strange weather we are experiencing.
I met an old man today. He told me that the trees outside his estate were barely alive anymore.
But at the same time he couldn’t bear to think if large amounts of rain would replace the drought.
As I spoke with him, I think he checked if the bike was locked at least 5 times.
Perhaps he had not been drinking enough water?

24 Comments on “A Walk In The Bog

  1. That’s a beautiful setting!
    Dehydration is a natural enemy of older folks. Our bodies don’t remind us that we are thirsty like they do for younger people, and we have to remember to assure our proper intake of the right liquids.

    • Thanks a lot for that.
      It’s true what you tell about older people and dehydration. Currently, 50 percent of admissions to medical wards in Denmark are dehydrated elderly.
      A little salt next to enough water is a good idea 🙂 … as you put it – the right liquids!!

    • It is very unpleasant and it looks as if it’s getting worse.
      I think it’s the first time that Scandinavia experiences such a drought.
      I’m sorry that it has been going on for so long in CA!!

  2. Still green and lush in your lovely pictures. I’m in the north of the Netherlands and over here we still have a vague reminiscing of the normal greenness of our countryside. More to the south meadows have become prairies and the trees are in autumn dress. It is said camels have been spotted in more sandy area’s and strange lizards and snakes are emerging. Still… I’m enjoying this weather enormously and as long as I’m checking the lock of my bike only once I think I’m fine. 🙂

    • Haha! I like your last line though the warmth challenges the physics quite a lot 🙂
      I’m really glad that I’m not participating in Tour de France especially if I constantly have to check if my bike is locked and who knows how many camels crossing your way, along with lizards and snakes and all the other invasive species.
      Thanks a lot for your input, Peter 🙂 🙂

  3. Looks like a lovely place to walk. The weather in New Zealand changes to quickly, yesterday I went for a run in just my shorts and a light running top in lovely sunshine, by dinner time it was wet and cold.

    • Hi Roger. The bog always offers new experiences and it’s a lovely place for an outing.
      Is the quick weather change in New Zealand due to climate change or is it because of the mountains?

      • Because we are a small country in the middle of the ocean and NZ is very hilly for it’s size.

      • That’s lovely. It’s like walking in the Norwegian mountains. One moment there is a need for crampon and then summer sandals one hour later 🙂 🙂

  4. Oh, dear … nearly-dead trees and compulsive lock-checking are never good signs, Hanna. Hope things improve soon in your part of the world. But in the meantime, at least your photos are beautiful!

    • Compulsivity is a big challenge for those who are affected, I’ll give you that, Heide 🙂
      Five million new trees have gone to the drought and large crops have failed. But worse is the massive fires that prevails in Sweden right now. Pretty scary.
      There are still places with the green lushness that we are accustomed to in Denmark and that is positive. We can only wait and see and take our precautions in the meantime.
      Thanks a lot for your compliment xx

  5. Lovely photos, Hanna. 🙂 🙂 It’s a bit parched here but not so bad as many places. We’ve had a few overcast days and overnight rain. You know I love the sun but the forest fires are a scary prospect.

    • Hi Jo. Good to hear from you!! Yes, forest fires are scary. Unfortunately next week goes for new higher temperatures.
      I went for a bike ride today and passed some fields on my way. They weren’t harvested. They almost looked like hay. Not much of a crop there I thought.
      In Sweden it’s really bad.
      139 Polish firemen and 44 vehicles have arrived in Sweden. They will be set against the violent forest fires in Jämtland. /Aftenposten.no.
      All the best,
      Hanna

  6. We have had quite the drought in July here in Canada Hanna, but today we are receiving a much welcome drencher of a rain. Already you can notice the plant life perking up. Love those photos you took before your own dry spell in Denmark. Hope you get rain soon. 🙂

    • Hi Carl. Lovely to hear from you.
      Your words fall in a dry place 🙂
      It’s nice to hear that the rain comes at a time. Right now we are facing a week of heat wave!
      thanks a lot for cheering and wishes!!!
      All the best,
      Hanna

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