Spring must be officially here. Yesterday they started sucking up all the little rocks they put all over the roads and sidewalks for traction on the ice here in Falun. While less damaging than salt and more aesthetically pleasing than sand, some people find these little rocks annoying. They’re pretty hard on the soles of your shoes and they’re not much fun to walk or bike on. So it’s a doubly happy event when they get cleaned up – more pleasant walking, and a sure sign of spring!