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This year the weather has been - and still is - most agreeable. Normally we would be well into Fall, with lots of rain, drizzle, mist and fog. But this year the Summer lingered on... and on... and on...

Nice days with temperatures reaching +20C (68F) and not much precipitation. Even nights have been mostly mild. Meteorological records - dated back to 1859 - have been broken and the signs of a real Autumn are few.

Not that we see that many anyhow. This being the southernmost part of Sweden - with a very fertile soil - is an almost totally woodless agricultural region. Forests are few (mostly beech) and very similar to parks. Although given the right conditions they will sparkle with colors.

Instead fields connect to fields, only sometimes separated by a row of willows trying to give some protection. And the only colors are depending on whether the farmers have done Spring (gray) or Autumn (green) sowing.

This is how Winter will look too - if we don't get snow!

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Image cropped, ran autocontrasts, adjusted levels, increased saturation +20 and reduced in green -15, ran NeatImage 60%, resized for TE, sharpened, framed and saved for Web.

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