Warm days

Warm summer days at the end of may in Limhamn.
Warm summer days at the end of may in Limhamn.

The days have been warm this week with summer temperatures. There has been sunny days mixed with overcast days with rain now and then. The Aquileias are flowering and there are gooseberries on the bushes. A Swedish writer born 1793 in Stockholm fled to the United States after charges of fraud. He had trouble earning his living and forged promissory notes. While abroad longing for home,  he wrote a poem about gooseberries. “Only Sweden have Swedish gooseberries”. His name was Carl Jonas Love Almqvist and he was more than a hundred year before his time. He wrote about a man and a woman living together without being married in 1839 while it only became common in the 1970s in Sweden to live together without marrying. He was a diligent writer and has his given place in Swedish literature history.  He died in Bremen in Germany in 1866.

The pictures comes from Limhamn in Malmö in Sweden. I share this post with Our World Tuesday and Skywatch Friday and Today´s Flower.

Aquileia visited by an bee or a bumblebee.
Aquileia visited by an bee or a bumblebee.
Only Sweden have Swedish gooseberries.
The Swedish writer Carl Jonas Love Almqvist longed for hom when in exile in the United States. He wrote “Only Sweden have Swedish gooseberries”

 

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