Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I think this one is a Fuchsia microphylla (there are several similar and I got this as a cutting without name this winter). The flowers are so small that it´s hard to see them if one doesn´t come close. This one is only three millimeter long (I have no idea what that can be in places without the metric system).
It has to be a short blogg today. Minutes ago the sun shined and birds sang, now I hear thunder closing in and the clouds suddenly covers the sky. It has rained here all night and they have promised that the sun is going to shine today. I would need that because the grass grows in faster speed than I can cut it.



Bertil followed us as usual on the morning walk. Not to happy about the wet grass and grovel roads :-)



It was rather cold this morning and a rain, the kind that sort of gets in everywhere even if it´s just a sort of drizzle, was falling. I can´t say I enjoyed it especially much, but my dogs didn´t seeme to be bothered at all. I had to choose between going in to the forest and we all would get really soaked in rainwater or taking the grovel raods and my dogs getting all full of sand. My little cottage is now covered with a thin layer of sand and I have to vacume it once again.

I once looked at pictures taken high over the biggest rivers in the world and the delta areas where they go out into the ocean. Funny how similar it can look on places small streams have been after a rain.



Summer is suposed to be the time of year when one doesn´t have to vacume the house each and every day, but it´s not only sand now. My dogs have started to shed their fur again! It´s the second time this summer! I´ve spoken to several other dog owners (their dogs are doing it too)and they are as puzzled as I over this. Why does our dogs shed fur twice in one summer? No meaning to complain about it though, just vacuming :-)








Well, I think it´s time for a cup of tea or perhaps a pot of it. I´ve just got a book (or several to be honest) from my brother that I really like. Its title is 'A short history of nearly everything'. It starts with the big bang and continues to cover mostly everything even if that´s impossible :-) It´s written by Bill Bryson and if You have some hors left, why not read it. If You like me is curious about most thing I think You´ll like it.
Have a great day now!

























8 comments:

Zoey and Me said...

Finally, a good close up shot of that adorable Bertil. Thanks Christer, enjoy your tea.

jaz said...

hi christer....i have that book too but haven't read it yet. your pics look like the mississippi delta. i guess gravity works the same on little streams as it does with giant rivers. i live on top of a mountain and it is always interesting when it rains because you can literally watch the water running down the hills to flood the city and eventually make it's way into the rivers. when it hits the rivers it slows down so the towns right on the edge of the rivers always flood. we are going to be hot today so i closed up the house and turned on the A/C. but tomorrow should be cool again. enjoy your tea and book! joyce

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Z&M!
I think he actully likes the attention he gets being photographed :-) His brother Teodor is anothet matter though. As soon as the camera is shown, he dissaperes :-)
Have a great day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Joyce!
Beside some scientiffic data he also tells a lot about the scientist and they all seemes to have been a bit crazy :-)

The bog I live beside is the end of the big plains I showed a couple of days ogao when I was on my way to the pottery class. The mountines starts just a couple of miles from me. But I can imagine how it looks when the water making its way down.

We do have problems with flooding in some parts of our country now, but most of those getting hit by the flood has to blaim them seleves. They have built their houses just beside the rivers, but never thought of protecting their homes from flooding. Despite that I do feel sorry for them when it happens.

The weather changes quickly here now. The sun shines, rain comes, the sun shines and so on. Every time I trie to mowe the lawn, the rain comes within minutes :-) So I´ve given up :-) I´m actully thinking of buying a lawn mower with an engine so I can cut the grass whenever I wants too and not like now only when the grass is dry.
Have a great day now!
Christer.

HelenJ said...

Usch så blött du tycks ha det. Här har det varit torrt i två hela dagar och jag har fått gjort en hel del i trädgården, men imorgon utlovas nya regn. Det kan vara bra nu, tycker jag....

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Tjänare Helen!
Vattnet liksom aldrig torkar upp i gräset eller det övriga gröna. I jorden är den en annan sak, det rinner rakt igenom våran sand :-) Det som stör mig mest med allt detta regnandet är att gräset växer så fort :-) :-)
Ha det gott nu!
Christer.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Nope! ???? What is going on?

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Mona!
Now I´m sure it´s blogger that has gone mad. One can make one or perhaps two misstakes, but not this many. Let´s hope this is a very rare thing! But I thought it was a strange thing that You started commeting in the middle of these blogs yesterday and not from the bottom as usual when You´ve been away for some time.
Christer.