Asparna i oktober

Hösten håller på att övergå i vinter. Sommardäcken på min bil är utbytta mot nya dubbdäck. De nya vinterdäcken har fler dubbar än de gamla vilket jag hoppas betyder att de är mindre halkiga än de gamla på blankslipad snö och is. Vi får väl se…

Svanarnas rop hörs åter i skyn när de nu flyger söderut för vintern. Första snön har fallit. Och (mestadels) tinat bort igen. De flesta löven har gulnat och fallit av. Men ännu klamrar sig några asplöv fast vid grenarna där nästa års knoppar redan väntar på att slå ut.

Autumn is turning into winter. The summer tires on my car have been replaced by new studded winter tires. These new winter tires have more studs than the old ones which I hope means that they are less slippery on our icy and snowy winter roads. We’ll see…

The swan calls sound from the sky as the swans fly back south for the winter. The first snow has fallen. And (mostly) thawed again. Most leaves have turned yellow and fallen off. But some aspen leaves still cling to the branches, where next year’s buds are already waiting to burst.

Fotona är tagna den 12 oktober 2019.

Im following a treeKolla även in andra trädföljare på The Squirrelbasket (internationellt).

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  1. Lovely images but winter comes so early there! Here there is still so much green.
    That’s a beautiful landscape with the golden leaves and silver trunks.
    There is so much sadness in those swans flying south but it’s great that you have captured them in a picture…
    All the best 🙂

  2. I smiled when I saw the studded tires. I had four on my old car in winters, and they worked well. Now I use all-weather tires and all-wheel drive, so far so good (also we have less snow now)

    1. In Sweden the law requires winter tires between at least 1 December and 31 March if there is any risk of ”winter conditions”, i.e. snow, frost, slush or ice, on any part of the road. If the police catch you driving with wrong kind of tires for the season you have to pay a fine.

      But in the north the ”winter conditions” season is much longer, from at least mid-October to mid- or late May. However, given how fast winters are warming up maybe in a few decades we won’t need separate summer and winter tires. I sure wouldn’t miss constantly having to change tires twice a year, and having to pay someone to store the tires I’m not using for me since I live in a flat without garage. Southern Sweden often doesn’t have winter at all anymore and in Scandinavia the climate zones seems to be moving roughly 10 km northward per year on average…

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