Biking close to home – cykeltur hemmavid

The evenings are  filled with light and warm breezes – perfect for biking.  Why don’t you follow me along the road?

Kvällarna är ljusa med ljumma vindar – perfekta för cykelturer. Följ med på en liten kvällsrunda!

The sun is still strong, but hanging lower, making the poppies glow like flames in the field. A soft scent of jasmin floating through the air.

Not many of the giant bluebells grow here in Skåne anymore, but I have to stop and leave my bike for a photo when spotting these wonders bowing slowly in the breeze.

About 100 cm high, they are easily caught in the wind, and listening closely, I can almost hear them softly tingling…

Many old species of wild flowers have difficulties in surviving. Efficient farmers don’t leave that extra space needed for ”weeds”. This of course leads to fewer insects – and fewer species of birds eating them.

This little kidney vetch, a medical plant, used to grow everywhere here, but now I’m happy to find a small spot of them growing in the gravel by the road.

I turn right and reach one of my favourite roads…a road with grass in the middle. Grass in the middle – to me that means countryside, home, safety, curiosity, lovely scents, farms, animals, and –  what’s around the bend or at the end of the road?

When autumn comes, there will be blackberries here – their white flowers totally cover the stone fence…

…along with the tiny, vulnerable violets and the more sturdy red clover. Now the sun is setting and the birds are chirping and singing –

– some protecting their little ones more vigorously than others. This wheatear clearly wanted me to hurry along as soon as possible.

A last glimpse at the meadows glowing with sticky catchfly, and I hurry along, not to be in the way of his evening chores…

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