Sunday, March 29, 2009

I woke up to a mystical world today, everything was and still is covered in thick fog. Only I , my dogs and about ten thousad cranes were awake when we took our walk. It could have been a magical morning if it only had been a couple of cranes shouting, but that feeling sort of dissaperes when the cranes makes a wall of sounds :-)

These trees stand about one hundred meters (328 feet) in front of me and can hardly be seen.

Our nesting couple arriwed this morning too. We had just arriwed home when I heard one of them shout just near my cottage flying down to its territory. I walked as fast as I could round the cottage to get a picture of it in the fog while flying down. Of course it took the way on the other side of my cottage so it dissapered in the fog before I could get a picture of it. Its spose had already landed further down at the field.

With a bit of imagination one understands that passing through "the Portal" one enteres a magical country :-)

The Swedish women got a silvermedal in the World Championshps in curling this morning :-) They met China and the chinese team wiped the ice with the swedish team :-) You should have heard what the swedish skipper said about her and her teams efforts during the game. Lousy was on of the words we heard her say :-) I´ve bocome really fond of curling and it´s so much more than just throw a big stone on the ice. Unfortunally we only have a chanse to see it when it´s one of the big games going on, like the Olympics ore World championships. Strange really because Sweden usually is one of the best countries in the world in that sport. I´ve heard that pepole in Canada can se the national leage on tv, that is something we´ll never be able to do.

I have a lot to say about swedish television if I would like to, but will only write about one thing I always wondered about. In most countries if a tv program is popular they don´t change to much in it. Why change something that works? In Sweden it´s a bit different (now I´m talking about the biggest Tv company, Swedish Television). They think more like this: If something is popular it must be something wrong with it, let us change it :-) If a program have been showed more than five years and, despite a lot of changes, still is popular they shut it down :-)

The fog even had the strength to get inte the forest today. That doesn´t happen often.

Take for instance the only good garden program we´ve ever had, Green Rooms. It had over one million watchers every week and that´s not bad for a country with nine million people and to be honest, it was a garden program. Then they decided that they wanted something else, they wanted a program about garden design instead. They got loads of protest mails (paper and computor) and the answer we got was: “There are enough of people that knows how to plant a rose.” Of course the design program never got a lot of people watching it, therefore they showed it a couple of years more. No one liked it, therefore it must be a great program :-) Nowdays we´re watching Brittish garden programs instead :-)

The crabapple tree and my dogyard.

Well to be honest I´m a bit biased when it comes to that peticular tv program. I was on it when I opened up my gardencenter. They thought it would be fun to follow someone that tried to make a dream come true. I have such great memories of those two women that came and filmed me for a long time :-) We had a lot of fun these days and You should know what they did to get permission to film me at Volvo where I worked then. Or the many times we had to film the same thing over and over again, just because we all started to laughe all the time :-)
Perhaps I´ll tell You more about that some other time.
But for now, have a great Sunday!


Fritt ur hjärtat said...

Pratar vi trädgårdsprogram blir jag bara arg! Idag vill jag vara glad. Ska kruka allt jag inte borde köpt på mässan och det är faktiskt ganska varmt!
Ha en bra söndag du också!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hej Fritt Ur Hjärtat!
ja inte blir man munter av det ämnet och svensk television :-)
Du visar väl vad du köpt på bloggen din?
varmt vill jag inte påstå att det är, men det är plusgrader i alla fall :-)

woody said...

You sure got the fog alright. Here it is rain and fog also but not near as thick. The picture od the Portal once more is a stand out and the others make one almost feel the fog. Walking in the fog can be a mystical experiance. Were you able to get a copy of that film they made when you had your garden center.that would be a great blog wouldn't it.

Anonymous said...

I love that "passing through the portal". It looks so mysterious. It does beg the imagination to dream about what could be on the other side. You have a pleasant Sunday. We have rain here in Florida but 71 degrees and sunshine predicted for next week.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Woody!
I taped the episodes my self on a videotape, but I´m not sure where I have it. If I´ll find it and then can make a copy to DVD I can send it to You by the ordinary mail. But it´s all in swedish so You can only enjoy the film whithout understanding anything :-)

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi ZaM.
It´s something special with tha Portal place. Looks much better when there are no leafs on the trees I think.

71 degrees! That is summer warmth here! Suddenly I wish I could be in Florida :-)

NinaH said...

Oh! What a fog! Must have felt strange- the fog & all the cranse screeming! Fantastic!
And yes, it´s really spring down here! But soon and very soon you´ll get it to, Ch!;-)

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Nina!
It was really thik this morning. I really hope spring is running to me fast now :-)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

My favorite photo was the portal of fog through the woods also. Very mystical. I don't mind fog a bit when I am not trying to drive it in. I had to do that once...and never again if I can help it.
I think Woody is right about your film. We would all love to see it to lookin'! :)

About them removing popular shows on television. I felt they did that here also for awhile and it was so upsetting. A really great show would come along..and bang it was gone. I always wondered about that.
I smiled at the curling competition. Sounds like Sweden was up against some stiff competition. What is it they say..It doesn't matter if you win or's how you play the game? LOL I guess that is "bull" in this instance! People are very serious about their sports..
Thanks for your nice comments on my Maryalice's home. She worked very hard on it. Many people helped her make it all come true.
OH..yes..well..the roosters. Yes, we both love them. I bought a pair today as a matter of fact, at a second hand store. Cute as heck.
You are probably sleeping right you wake up..have a great Monday. :) Or..maybe already well into your Monday. Whatever the case, enjoy!

NinaVästerplana said...

Jisses.... men den dimman blåser nog bort idag! Här är blåsigt o kallt men lovar sol o vårvärme från o med imorgon.....
Så det är väl vårvärmen som kommer med vindens hastighet ;-)
Hoppas måndagen gick bra o resten av veckan blir solig o varm

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Mona!
I hate driving in that thick fog! I have been close to drive in to ditches even if I drived very slow on the first gear. Don´t know why it is so thik here sometimes. We have very little air pollution, outherwise that can make fog really thik.

In Curling it´s really how You play te game that coputs and the sweeds played cowardly. They might have lost anyway but then they would at least have tried.

Wonder if I got that beautiful rooster with me from the gardencenter? Have to look after it. Think that You would like it a lot.
We are nine hours before You in time if I´m correct.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hej Nina!
Ja jisses vad det blåser. Hade ju sol i morse, men jag tror den blåset bort också :-)