Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I can never get enough of pictures of clouds :-)

My phone company called me a couple of days agoo and asked if I wanted to prolong the subscripsion I already have on my mobile phone. I´m quite happy with it but she asked me how I used my mobile. I told her that I mostly used it to send sms and mms to my aunt (well others too, but mostly her). So the woman I was talking to, told me that there was a better subscripion for me.

The natural little pond still has some water in it, but it´s now totally covered with duckweed.

Iris setosa ssp. sibirica. Ssp means subspecies.

I really look foprward to this iris to start to flower. It has a creamy yelow color that I like. But who knows how it´ll look when it opens up? I´ve never seen it flower before.

The problem was that she sounded just like one of my best friends, so it was easy to like her :-) :-). So now I´ll get two new mobile phones for almost the same price as my old subscription. I have no idea what kind of mobiles :-) memory is short :-), but I know one had extra protection against dust and that´s a good thing when one works as a powder painter. The other one had extra protection against bumps. I have no idea why, most of the mobiles I´ve had never got broken when dropping them and I drop them frequently :-)

I´ve started to dig away the lawn on the spot I´ve chosen to have the pond at. I started with the edges and then working my self in to the center. But it was to hot to continue for to long :-) We have had a wonderful summer day here today. But I have a four day weekend comming up so lets hope it woun´t rain to much. The grass that I dug up is now the beginning of a small hill on a place where it now only grows grass and weeds. Probably a lot of the sand and soil I´ll dig up will find its way there too. What I shall do with the rest I dig up I have no idea. I´ve only come to the thought of digging a pond, the rest will be solved during digging I hope :-)
Have a great day now!

This is a garden variaty of a very common geranium in Sweden. I love the blue color on it.


Visiting Voyeur said...

Beautiful clouds and wonderful flowers. Thank you for sharing. Chelle...

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Chelle!
I can never get to see to many clouds :-)

All these flowers is what I´m longing for all autumn and winter :-)

have a great day now!

Anonymous said...

Christer, I dropped my last mobile phone in water and it was doomed. But my new one was designed by AT&T for the U.S. Army and can be dropped and it bounces like a ball and survives in water because the main life quality parts are covered, locked in the back of the hand held phone. Pretty cool. Cost me $60 more with a discount but I would never go back to the stylish ones. Good luck with yours. Love the pictures as usual. ZoZo&Me

jaz said...

wait...no beginning pond picture??? i am excited to watch the pond progression and you skipped the first step???? ok..tomorrow i want 2!!!!

Tara said...

I love clouds too. Hopefully I'll catch some really awesome-looking ones when monsoon finally kicks in out here in the desert.

Love the pictures today. :)

NinaH said...

Waych out for those "extra offers"! There´s always a hook!....;-)
Your "dirt mountain" - can´t that become a great perenna bed?
One can findsome answers to the cloud question here: http://www.smhi.se/cmp/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=5940&l=sv
Hope you´ll get some lovely days now when you are free!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Z&M!
That phone of Yours sounds like the perfect one for me :-) I know that Ericsson had one that could be used under water a long time ago. I always wondered why, but nowdays I wish they could start selling it again. Not that I would use it under water but because it was perfect in rain and no dust could get in to it!
Have a great day now!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi joyce!
I´ve just started digging of the lawn :-)It was so little that I took away that I didn´t think it was wort taking a picture of :-) :-) I promise, pictures will come! I´ll show pictures on thursday when I´m back here again :-)
Have a great day now!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Tara!
I can imagine that You have fantastic clouds when monsune comes. Here the best clouds can be watched by the ocean, but the ones we see here is rather nice too :-)
Have a great day now!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Nina!
Extras always costs more than they taste :-)
The dirt hill will become some kind of flower bed, but what kind I´m not sure of yet. I´ll have to cover it with something for a year I think so all weeds and grass will die. Perhaps cover it with horse manure from my neighbours horses too, but how keep Orvar from eating from it then :-)
I´ll check out that site! Thanks!
Have a great day now!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

jaz is right. TWO picture in your next post. I CANNOT believe we didn't get to see the first shovel full of dirt...CHRISTER!!! Two pictures..right? Two?? :)

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi MOna!
:-) :-) :-)
I promise, two pictures next time :-) But it is raining today so I´m not sure there´ll be any digging today.
Have a great day now!