The calm before the storm

Slightly warmer today and the first day for 5 or 6 days without new snow on the ground. A beautiful tranquil start to the day until, 5 minutes later the explosions started…the 21-gun salute marking the start of the Norwegian national day. This “tradition” was only started here in Malvik a few years ago. Is it really necessary in the middle of the breeding season, particularly this year when birds were already struggling in the record cold May. Ja, vi elsker dette landet :(