Today, the beautiful Swedish flag is celebrated in Sweden. Since Sweden has not been involved in any foreign wars in modern times, this date celebrates the coronation of King Gustav Vasa in 1523 and also the date of a new constitution in 1809. Gustav Vasa was instrumental in freeing Sweden from Danish rule in the early 16th century. I think Gustav was a great king for the times, but that's a story for another day.
Must confess to feeling a bit sentimental this morning. I was walking Samson, and thought about Sweden's national anthem. The anthem may mention wars, I don't remember, but I remember that the words of the first verse celebrate freedom and more than anything the beauty of Sweden.
Celebrating Swedish Flag Day in Stockholm
Back here in the canyon, I am finally making some progress on purging, cleaning, and organizing my life. Yesterday, after voting in the California primary, I donated a lot of books to the library and I have another pile sitting here, ready to go to the thrift store.
Yesterday, the weather changed drastically to really cold and overcast after several days of 90 plus degrees. It was 50 degrees in the morning, but the wind was so strong, my hands turned blue and I was freezing in my winter jacket when I walked the dogs. It has now changed back to pleasant June weather.Tomorrow, I'm having the root of my infected tooth removed. The procedure didn't sound very pleasant, I would hear crunching noises, said the dentist, and there will probably be a need for some stitches in my mouth. But I'll be glad to get rid of what's left of the tooth and hopefully the infection will finally go away.
Soldier with one of the Fence Lizards he killed.
The dogs are doing fine, busy catching lizards and mice. This is the count so far:
- Soldier -- 3 Lizards
- Samson -- 1 Lizard, 1 mouse
- Mommy -- 1 Lizard rescued from dogs.
That's the latest from the canyon. Have a great day!