Sunday, May 10, 2009

Here at home the apple trees have some time left before they bloom, but in the old orchard at work they have started.

Do You know that Sweden isn´t mentioned even once in our national anthem? The closest it comes is “I will live and I will die in the Nordic”. This might seeme strange but it isn´t really. It was created when we were in union with Norway and it wouldn´t be a good thing for the union if the norwegians had to sing that they wanted to live and die in Sweden :-) Now and again there is a suggestion from some of the newspapers that we should change the anthem, but to be honest most of us like the one we have.

Though I like our little anthem it´s not my favourite amongst anthems. The cold war was still going on when I grew up and in every big sport event I heard this melodi. It seemed they won everything in those days, the russians or sovjets as they were called then. It didn´t matter when I turned on the tv, the russian anthem was always played :-) Well the US anthem was also played really often, but to be honest it is a bit difficult for most people to sing along with :-) Well I didn´t sing along to the russian either, mostly I hummed along with it because it didn´t have any text in those days (and even if it had had a text I wouldn´t care to learn it, they had an ideologi that I never liked). They had removed that long time ago because it didn´t really follow the party line and that was importan in those days :-) :-)

Other trees like poplars and

So when Russia wanted to break with its past they changed anthem to one that nobody liked. I sort of felt lost every time there were a big sport event and they played the new one. To be honest, they didn´t play that one many times either. They didn´t win as much any more. This was at the same time russian women suddenly started to look as women too, strange coinsedent don´t Youy think :-) :-) I sort of miss those days when russian women athlets with a big mustach and beard said “No I don´t take doping “ with a deep manly voice :-) :-)

maples are now taking over in the orchard.

So guess if I was happy when the russian leaders got the idea to change back to the old one again. It´s still not played especially often compared with the old days (and their women still looks like women :-) ). But nowdays I at least have the chance to hear it once in a while. There is a big chanse that they´ll play it later today, but I think it most probably will be the canadian that is palyed when the ice hockey game is over. The swedish was just played when we became the bronz medallist :-) Sorry my friends in the US. Your players got to many penalties I´m afraid.

Isn´t it beautiful? The dandylions flowers not far from my cottage. No idea to get rid of them at home then is it :-)

My intentions today was to write about ice cream because I bought some on my way home. Did You know that an ice cream pakage mostly contains air?
Now it´s time for a cup of tea and some ice cream and then just wait for that favourite anthem of mine :-)
Have a great day now!

Here at home the crabapples slowly is spreading. It´s a myth that if You sow an apple seed the apples gets inedible. The truth is that they very often tastes rather good. But they can be small or the tree will get different sicknesses. I haven´t tasted the apples from this tree, but I will in autumn :-)


Roses and stuff said...

Vi svenskar är inte särskilt patriotiska - kanske har vi förklaringen i vår nationalsång...
-Så vackert äppelträden blommar!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hej Katarina!
Nä, vi är ju inte det, på gott och ont :-)

Ja det var ett rent nöje att gå upp till träden och njuta av blomningen :-)

NinaH said...

Vet inte hur du vill ha det - men jag har liksom helt naturligt trillat in på att svara på engelska var gång här hos dig. Mest för dina långväga gästers skull- så de fortsatt ska förstå, liksom.... Min man är ju född amerikan- så här hemma pratas ju rätt mycket engelska. Men du kanske tycker det blir "fjöntigt" om jag skriver på engelska? Du kanske vill ha svar på svenska i stället?....
Yes! Always also loved the russian anthem! (...though not their earlier regim!!) And tonight they won!! (hockey) So now there is a chance we will hear it agagin! Hurrah!;-)

NinaVästerplana said...

Tyckte väl det var nåt som inte stämde... men jag byter gärna ändå!
Dina lunddockor är mycke mörkare än Botaniskas i färgen.... har varit o traskat bland lundväxterna där idag en stund.... o i lökbäddarna! Gråa iris!
O i dagliljebäddarna växte det vill ha-blad av Dysosma!
Men det blev ett litet Göteborgshjärta!
O kan du fixa stickling av den kaprifolen... eller är det ett try?
Vilket som... tar gärna en stickling....
Nästa inköp får bli några förpackningar med stalltorv o sen måste jag fixa ett litet woodland!
Ha´t himla gôtt

Anonymous said...

Hi Christer!

Just wanted you to know I love your blog! I love all your photos and your comments. I'm going to have a cup of tea in your honor this evening :-) Hope you are having a great day!


The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hej NinaH!
Mig spelar det absolut ingen roll om det skrivs på svenska eller engelska. Det viktigaste är ju att alla som lämnar en kommentar skall känna sig bekväma med det.

I think we are quite many that loves the Russian anthem, it is very beautiful. Doesn´t have to love their regim just because of that thankfully :-)
Have a great day now!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Tjänare Nina!
Har sett några grå irisar och de är faktiskt ganska vackra, men jag föredrar nog att ha lite mer färg på dem :-)

Skall se när minnet funkar så tar jag lite sticklingar av det tryet. Ett woodland är aldrig fel :-)
Ha en härlig dag nu!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Abby!
Thanks for stopping by here and I´m so glad You like what I´m doing here :-)
I hope the tea tasted perfect!
Have a great day now and welkome back!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said... are some of your best pictures of flowers! Ice Cream..what a great subject. You can talk all day long about that subject..and I would be here to listen. I LOVE ice cream!
Oh, now, you don't have to rub it in that our players got so many penalties!! Gee Whiz!! :) You best be careful out there taking pictures from a moving car. I don't want to have to fly over there and help dig you out of a ditch! :)

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Mona!
Yes, those appleflowers came out good on my pictures :-)

I drove really slowly and the ditches are very shallow there :-) :-)
Have a great day now!