The author, Kristel Vilbaste, also posts texts in Vikerraadio
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Translation into English by Maret
Estonian text posted 09.08.2018
Old people used to say, that if the first week of August is hot, we will have a long and cold winter and the snow will stay long in the spring.
Today’s weather people have so far been a bit shocked by their own summer forecasts and don’t even dare to predict so far ahead.
It feels, as if the whole nature is padding itself with cotton wool. The woolly tips of the thistles are big and soft and the seed pods of the willow herb look like downy mountains. The ground looks like it was covered in fog, it is so dry. There has been no rain for three months is some parts of Estonia and digging down as deep as you manage, it is still as dry as ashes.
But in the nature’s enchanted garden we can still find flowering beauty.