Coffee and a Scorcher of a Day and those Cuckoo Birds…

Sipping that cup of coffee this morning is always extra special in the village. You can hear the birds singing and one that stands out is the cuckoo bird. Sounds just like a cuckoo clock. We have lots of cuckoo birds around the village…

It is going to be a scorcher today. It is already 25 c. and it is just 8 am. That means hot and several thunderstorms this afternoon. The village is a magnet for high winds and lots of rain. That is good because everything you plant grows good. You just have to weed a lot to keep the weeds down…

When it gets this hot you have to do what the villagers do. They take siestas in the afternoon. Sveta and I will do the same. It just is too hot to try to get anything done and with daylight until almost midnight, you have lots of time to get things done. I watched last night and at 11:30 pm I could read a book outside still. The red of the sun was still dancing on the clouds. Then at 4:30 am it was light enough to read outside again. The variances of seasons and daylight here is amazing. In the Winter the night rules and in Summer daylight rules…

I have a fan that I bought years ago and it is a life saver for me in the village. I remember when I first brought it to the village the look that Sveta gave me about a fan in the village. But I think that she has grown fond of it and realizes that it is a life saver in heat like today…

An interesting things happen when ever we have a thunderstorm. They always turn the power off to the whole village. It happens every time and you get use to it after awhile. It was explained to me that it is safer to just kill the power and wait out storms and then check to see if everything is OK and back on with the power… 🙂

I am not sure if this is common all over Russian villages but it is the way it is in our village…

So I am going to have another cup of coffee and listen to the cuckoo birds. We have one sitting right outside on the power-line by the house. He has a little sparrow trying to shoo him away. But the cuckoo is a big bird and the sparrow is not winning… 🙂

Kyle And Sveta
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