Thursday, June 4, 2009

You´ve seen my sunrises before, but I couldn´t resist taking a picture of this one yesterday.


I woke up quite early today, at five am. The weather is fantastic, yet I would write, because rain and strong winds are comming closer by the minute. There were no cloud at all in the sky when I got up and now two hours later theres lots of them. We have had some thunder close by these two late days but almost no rain. The grass on the lawn is starting to become yellow and that´s okey with me, the less it grows the more seldom I have to mowe it :-) I can always water the flowerbeds if there´s a need :-)



My favourite walk here, by the creek.









I can´t remember when waterlevel was so low last time and this is just the beginning of summer. But if summer becomes normal rains will fill it up in notime :-)



The things we painted that should have the same coating as a car came back to us yesterday. They sort of forgot that the surface still was very soft. That paint has no hardener in it, it has to dry for several days until it can take any pressure at all. So when they shipped it away the packed it really hard so it shouldn´t be able to move during transport. The problem was that the paint still was so soft that it moved instead :-) :-) Sometimes I wonder why they never ask me what to do since this is what I once learned at Volvo and they know I know this. There´s a lot of things I know nothing about what so ever, but this I know. So now they have to wait for the paint to dry and get hard so they can grind it down. After that I can paint it again. This can take weeks if unlucky, it all depends on the paint they used.


The Aquilegias has started too bloom.




I have a long weekend now, three days of free time :-) because on Saturday it´s the swedish national day. I think this is the first time, or is it the second? that it´s a holiday in Sweden. We haven´t had a national day for very long either. I think it was 1983 or so that they decided that we should have a national day at June sixth. Before that this day was the day of the swedish flag. When they made this day a holiday, they made us loose another holiday because they thought we had many eough as it was. We really don´t have many holidays over here, but we all have five weeks payed vacation every year instead. Most of us sweeds don´t know why we have the national day on June sixth and we really have no idea how to celebrate it. But I´ll tell You more about this on Saturday.



The Honeysuckle too. Now it´s time to start looking at it in the evenings. We don´t have hummingbirds here but we do have rather large night butterflies that people often misstakes for hummingbirds.





Oh, I almost forgot! The blood stains in my livingroom :-) It´s my and my animals blood, but not really any more. The season for mosquitos and ticks has come and they do drink a lot of our blood. I really don´t want them to drink more of us and I really, really don´t want them to get outside to lay eggs so there will be even more of them. So whenever I see a mosquito I´ll smack them with a newspaper and that makes all the bloodstains on the walls and the ceiling :-) Sometimes Imiss a tick or two on my pets and when they drop it seemes we all walk on them, so now there´s blood on the floor too :-) But how do one get rid of blood stains on a white surface? I have no good idea. I´ll probably have to repaint the room to get rid of it :-)
Have a great day now!



The first Larkspur for the summer.

14 comments:

senior Bean said...

Aha so it is mosquito blood you had us worried for a while there I was thinking all sorts of stuff like a big dog fight or a visit from the mad butcher. Glad it was just them bugs.
All your flowers are looking good and the fields are so appealing in your photos.You have provided me with some real nice desktop backgrounds thanks.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Woody!
Nothing worse than mosquito blood :-) But it´s actully my and my dogs blood :-) If it had been anything worse I wouldn´t have written like that :-)

I´m glad that You like my pictures :-)
Have a great day now!
Christer.

Zoey and Me said...

Well you could've explained that a little better. I was thinking you were attacked. But yuk on those ticks and mosquito. I would think there would be more on the way with Summer just beginning.

jaz said...

you kept us hanging there for a few days thinking horrible thoughts about what happened there!!! haha!!!! though i must admit mosquitoes and ticks are pretty horrible too. maybe it is time to get some chickens so they can eat all those nasty bugs. have you ever tried to find a tick on a chow? now that is a challenge! joyce

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Z&M!
But it wouldn´t had sound especially interesting if I had explained it better :-) :-)
And if it had been a serious thing I wouldnt have mentioned it at all that day.

If summer continues as dry as it is now I think that we will have a summer wiyhout ticks and mosquitos. They have no place to lay their eggs then :-)
Have a great day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi joyce!
I think it was a quite good cliffhanger :-)
Yes they are awful those animals!

I think it´s tough enough to find them on my dogs, so I can´t even imagine how You can find them on Your chow :-)
Have a great day now!
Christer.

splendid said...

Hi Christer,
Had to stop in and see those magnificent Larkspurs several times today! The color really is mesmerizing! Great Photos!

splendid

Wendy said...

You look like you live in a piece of Heaven with all of those beautiful flowers.

Have you ever tried Hydrogen Peroxide for blood removal? If you are worried about the fabric, try it on a patch first.

Wendy

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh dear! I am late as usual! Listen..Christer...:) You do not have to do that silly little game. Actually I was sort of teasing you a bit by sending it.. IT is NOT something for you to even give a second thought.

Your flowers are lovely..I'm glad you like the old house. It belonged to my husbands great grandfather and his sister, I believe. They had children and they had children and it got divided up among the family members. My husband and his brother made a deal that my husband got the land and home on shore and his brother got a cabin, (NOT the house in the photo) on the island. My husband just recently sold a bit of his land and the house on shore. I will get a picture of it when we go back in August. There is lots and lots of land left...and now we can build another little home...a cottage on the land we have left. We have talked about it..but...we would only be using it for a few weeks in summer. Not sure it is worth it..but we did look at some prefab little homes that we can afford. Prolem is that the home would need attention during the winter...however...a lot is still up in the air.
I got used to no electicity..and no running water. Funny how it didn't really bother me. Hot water from the stove and a good scrub down did fine for the few days we were there. It's fun..roughing it...I enjoyed myself but not the mosquito's!!
Forget....the...game! :)
~smiles~
Mona

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi splendid!
It has a magnificent colour, I agree. It´s black inside too and I think that makes the blue even darker when watching it. I only hope that the strong winds we´re having now don´t break it.
Have a great day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Wendy!
I have hydrogen peroxide at home so I´ll try some. It´s mostly the walls and the cieling that is stained with blood so it´s no problem if that gets a bit bleached. Thanks for the tip!

I just hope that the strong winds we´re having now don´t do to much damage on the flowers. It has been at least gale all night now.
Have a great day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Mona!
Of course I´ll do the game! But I perhaps woun´t pass it on to anybody else.

It´s always a problem to have a little house if one isn´t there more than a few weeks every year, but as You say there are small prefab homes to buy nowdays that doesn´t comes to expensive.


I loved to live in my last rather spartan home. I had the cleanest kitchen floors in the world :-) I used to stand in a big pot pouring water over my head and then wash. There were so much water on the floor afterwards that I wiped the floor at the same time I was mopping it up :-) :-)


The mosquito´s are terrible, but I´ve heard about the black flies too!!!! Well we have something sismilar here, but ours seemes real nice in comparense :-) :-)

Have a great day now!
Christer.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

P.S. Just revisiting the flowers...what a book they would make....

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Mona!
Book Yoy say. To bad I always delete all my pictures after a couple of days on my computor. But I could of cours copy them from the blog. Who knows what happens in the future :-)
Have a great day now!
Christer.