Friday, 19 June 2020
Skywatch Friday - Midsummer Eve
♫ Where have all the people gone?
Gone to the coast or countryside, everyone... (?)
I'm guessing the few of us left in the city are those who still stubbornly insist on keeping Social Distance! ;)
Last weekend, Sweden lifted restrictions about travels within the country. (For a while, we've been 'strongly advised' not to travel further from home than 2 hours by car.) Gatherings larger than 50 people are still forbidden, though, which means all usual public midsummer festivities have been cancelled. For this weekend, I'm guessing the problems with too many people getting together anyway will be bigger in the coast side towns than here in the inland.
Today (Midsummer Eve), all the shops in Borås city are closed all day, and probably restaurants and cafés as well. I'm glad I thought of going for a walk into town yesterday morning as well, as I then managed to buy strawberries from a temporary market stall in the square. They cost a small fortune, but never mind. (After all: Somebody planted them and watered them, somebody else -perhaps- picked them, someone transported them into town, and someone spent a hot day standing there selling them. And I get to eat them!)
Now I'm hoping for a cloudy afternoon, and that noisy neighbours choose to go somewhere else. (We're still in a heat wave here and on sunny afternoons, it gets too hot both indoors and outdoors.)
Happy Midsummer, World - and be careful out there...
(I'll be at home, washing my hands!)