Wednesday, March 11, 2009

It hasn´t been the best of weathers here by the Cranelake this morning, windy, snowy and rather cold. But now it looks like the sky is clearing up and small spots of blue sky can be seen. With a bit of luck we might even get to se the sun today. My nausea is gone today but I´m still a bit bubbley in my stomac. More tea and toast will help against that I think.

The leaf bud on the trea paeony has slowley started to open up.

The flower buds on the yellow Christmasrose has risen a little bit since the last picture of it.
Yesterday I looked inte the closet where I have clothes that no longer fits. I don´t know why I saved them, I will never be that well trained to even get close to get in to those pants and shirts again :-) Nostalgia perhaps? Well now it´s time to throw them away anyway. There has been a mouse in there and the little monster has chewed on almost everything. Not big holes, just along the seams. Well well, those times are gone anyway so it didn´t bother me as much that I thought it would. Now I only have to find the way it got in to the closet, so it doesn´t do that again when I have my other clothes in there instead. Wonder what my cats does during the day? Not chasing mouses anyway :-)

The flower buds on the Lungwort has come far these last days. Wount be long until they flower I think :-)

I think these leafs shows a Primula veris (Cowslip), but I have some different that are early so it can be something else.

I took a little walk around my garden yesterday and took some pictures of what is happening there. Found a setting in my camera that I haven´t seen before, “Super macro”. That made me able to take extreme close up pictures if I wanted too. So the pictures of today is of things happening in my garden. It seemes that not only the birds think that spring is here, the flowers and bushes seemes to think that to :-)

The flower bud of a Rhododendron.

The Larkspur is one of the plants that show it self amongst the first in the garden.

Now it´s time for more tea and toast I think.
Be good!
By the way, the sun is shining outside now :-)

This is the leaf buds of a redberried Elderberry. This one comes from Ussuria (In Sibiria close to the Chinese border I think) and is said to have edible berries. Usually those with red berriws are poisiounes. I wount try to eat any berries from this one in any case, I only have it because it´s beautiful.


woody said...

So nice to see the new life sprouting from the earth It looks like you will have a very nice flower garden.Your camera takes some nice close ups too.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Woody!
Yes, to see these flowers comming up from the ground is really giving hope for a comming spring :-)

There are some places in my garden that is rather nice, but three years abscens when having a gardencenter has made a lot to fall appart. But it´s fun to rebuild the garden again :-)

I was surprised how close I could get to the flowers, didn´t know that I could do that. I really likes this camera :-)

Valerie said...

Stumbled upon your blog via another and find it fascinating! It is incredible to me that I can get a glimpse into someone's life that lives half a world away, and yet feel like they live right next door.

I live in Kansas...smack dab in the middle of the ole' US of A and I can tell you that we do not have such beautiful old forests (other parts of the U.S., but not in Kansas...just a lot of wheat)!

Can't wait to read your future posts! If you are interested, feel free to check out my friend's blog. She is a horticulturist at heart and you might enjoy seeing some gardening/nature pics from the heartland of America.

Take care.

The Middle Lands

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Valerie!
Thank You forr reading my blog!

Yes it´s fantastic that we can get glimpses in other peoples life on the other side of the world! And also feel that we really knows these peoples we read blogs from.

I love living just on the border of a big bog and a big forest, but I lived at the Västgöta plains (Think that can be translated to Westgota plains) and I think that it looks a lot like Kansas in a way. Big fields whit weat and oilseed plants. And the area is absolutely flat for miles and miles. Have to admit that I loved that too :-)

Have a nice day now!