The extreme weather

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  1. Emelee

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    The fires in Sweden are under control now. Not all are put out yet, but at least under control.

    Lord knows what the final price tag will read when they sum things up....... Won't be cheap, that's safe to say.
     
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    For now that's great news @Emelee, i hope it stays that way.

    But the hot weather is not over yet, for now it's here in the Netherlands a little bit cooler now but not for long.
     
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    We've finally got some rain in Sweden. Heavy rain for 10-15 minutes. I stood in the window looking out with love in my eyes. :)
     
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    That a nice thought @Emelee, and see how simple you can enjoy life, after Wednesday it will also be a bit cooler here, and there is also a chance for a little more rain. :)
     
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    No one died in the wildfires in Sweden. :clap:

    The extreme weather this year has made some changes in what animals and insects in nature are common to see. We've had so many more butterflies this summer, I've never seen the likes of it. Big butterflies. I've never before had a butterfly actually fly into the apartment. But this summer we've had FOUR butterflies visit us inside. As I live in the city, butterflies aren't really common to see. So 4 butterflies flying into the apartment within 2 weeks has been one for the books.

    There are also more vipers than usual. First summer where I'm on my guard when walking in high grass with my dog.

    Insects that haven't been fans of this weather obviously include bumble bees, wasps, mosquitos and horse-flies. I have not seen one single bumble bee this summer. We have flowers out on the balcony, so insects like to visit there. But our poor flowers haven't been popular this year.

    I've also seen more hares and reindeers this year than I usually see. But less hedgehogs.
     
  6. Willie Oleson

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    Huh? In Scandinavia???
     
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    Yes, we have them here too. Sweden isn't the North Pole. But the viper is the only poisonous snake that we've got here. They can be found even in northern Sweden. My colleagues have seen a few vipers in the jogging tracks this summer. Those disgusting creatures survive under the snow in winter.
     
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    But when I think of the jungle Sweden isn't on top of my list.
    There are also non-poisonous snakes? This is insane, I just can't believe it!
     
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    You mean vipers only exist in the jungle? I wish!!
    Also: https://www.earthsfriends.com/non-poisonous-snakes/
    Back to school, @Willie Oleson. Although, with you having gone to school back in the 19th century, you're forgiven. I don't remember much of what I learned over 100 years ago either.
     

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