Sweden has a lot of trees. One source says that about 65% of the country is forest so there is no shortage of trees. Here in our neighborhood they have instituted a program to thin the number of trees in the area. This is the second autumn this has been done. A month or so ago we noticed a couple guys knocking down the brush and saplings in the area. Then we started seeing some trees taken out. This is continuing, though I was told by a neighbor this morning that the money for the project has run out. I also learned that there are two camps here in Görvik, those who want the trees left alone and those who want them taken away so the view to the see is more open. The Sea People and the Tree People argue about this and those who scream the loudest get their way. We have not been here during autumn so never saw this thinning operation. But there have been quite a few trees taken down judging from the piles along the road.
Hmmmm. Reviewing this post makes me think I have hit a new low on this blog.
Well, tomorrow is Mariette’s mom’s birthday so I am sure we will have photos of her spoiling Bianca rotten with meatballs and cookies.
One bit of news relating to yesterday’s post, one of the 17 men going to stand trial for seeing Halmstad’s only prostitute was an official in the regional government. He has made the front page of the paper twice in the last week. Public opprobrium seems to be the punishment of choice here in Sweden.