Sunday, April 26, 2009

I got this award from Wsprsweetly of Cottages today! Thanks Mona!

Despite the fact that it has been cloudy all day we reached a tempearture of 22,5C (72F) today. Can´t say that it felt like that but my thermometer says it was so. My dogs spent the day at home because I had to use the big diesel forklift today. Hector, the intelligent one, doesn´t like that one because It sounds to much. He accepts it when he sees me driving it, but I can see how he wants to walk away and here it because he “talks” all the time when I drive it.

Yet another wonderful sunrise this morning.

The pheasant family (three hens and one rooster plus a lot of chickens) spent the day just beside the factory in an old orchard we have there. Every time I tried to get a picture of it with my mobile phone camera the rooster ran away sounding much like a horn on a very old car :-), next weekend I´ll bring the real camera. I stood slightly hidden when I tried to take the picture when I realised that a big hare sat just next to me!! I had my protective overall on and smelled mostly paint, so I don´t think it understood that I was a human. When it did it was gone in a second :-)

The Clematis tangutica has already flower buds, that is early even for that one.

There was a gentle drizzle when we took our walk this afternoon. In spring I don´t mind when it rains while walking with my dogs. The rain cleans out all durt and afterwards its smell so fresh. In autumn or winter, when it rains, I don´t take walks if possible, then I do mind the bloody rain :-)

A piece of mywoodland. As You can see there´s a lot of old leafs left on the ground. I never take away them, thats the best nutition the plants can get. What grows here is easy plants. The only thing I do is to get rid of grass and weeds now and again.

I got a pleasant surprise when I looked into the blog “Wsprsweetly of Cottages”, Mona has given me an award!
Now I´m supposed to give it to fifteen other blogs, preferably some new ones and link to them here. I´m a bit lazy and don´t think I know any new blogs so I´ll make it easy for me. I´m giving it to everybody on my bloglistlinks on the right top of my blog :-) Then I don´t have to link an extra time :-) Thank You Mona!

This is a plant You from eastern USA may knoe. Trillium erectum. This is what every one interested in gardening wants in their garden over here. Mine thrives and self sows gently all over the woodland.

Now it´s time for a cup of tea and to read all my favourite blogs!
Have a great day now!

A close relative (Anemone ranunculoides) to the Wood anemone. Does not relly live wild where I live, but these seemes to enjoy life. Sometimes they cross breeds (is it right to say so?) with the Wood anenome and then sulphur yellow flowers will appere.


NinaH said...

Thanks for giving us an award!;-)
Yes... your Trillium are earlier than mine. But here some excuses for my T. grandiflorums behavior this year: 1. my poor thing has been hidden under Helleborus leafs 2. the bed is more in shade than yours!;-)

Anonymous said...

Now your blog is an "Award Winner". I hope you don't let this award go to your head Christer. Soon you'll be thinking you are movie star material. Just be grateful you have nice friends like Mona to promote your site. I love the photos today especially the last one which has a deep yellow flower in contrast to the wonderful shades of purple. Be nice to have a ground cover like that in my woods. ;-) Enjoy your day.

woody said...

Loved your blog as usual great pictures and awards and lots of comments from sweden you mut be coming in season as the flowers are .Kepp them good blogs comin and watch out for them flying goats in a can.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

OH GOOD GRIEF..why didn't I think of that. None of my stupid links work anyway. I worked half the blasted night on that, Christer, and hardly a one worked. I did what I thought I was supposed to do..and they look like they should work. I put yours in just like I did on my sidebar..but...nope. NOT working. Oh well...I think the cupcake works but folks are going to have to go to the sidebar for links...sigh. I am NOT great on computers. am just checking out these amazing and unusual flora and fauna. :) I just like saying those because they sound nice. Would you look at those leaves on the Wood Anemone? LOOK at all those buds..going to be gorgeous!!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi NinaH!
I thought that those blogs I read the most, because I like them a lot, is worth an award and Yours is one of those :-)

Exscuses, exscuses :-) For once something actully is earlier here than over at Yours :-) :-)
Have a great day now!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Z&M!
Well I was thinking that You all now should start Your comments with "Mr awardainner Christer" every time :-) :-)I like the bottom picture too, perhaps mostly because I always have big problems when taking pictures of bright yellow flowers. Usually it becomse a yellow blorr of it all :-)
Have a great day now!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Woody!
One never knows with flying goats :-) I heard it yeaterday evening, but I´ve given up trying to see the small bird. Funny noice to hear in the evenings :-)
Have a great day now!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Mona!
You know it´s the lazy ones that finds out all inventions :-) I´m just waiting for a brilliant idea to appere :-)
It can be blogger that has a problem and not You with the links. Especially since one works and You´ve done the same thing with all links.

Spring is certanly the best time of year I think and those little woodland plants are my favourites in my garden :-)
Have a great day now!