Saturday, October 10, 2009


I get the newslettre from History channel from my good friend AliceMary when ever a new one is send to her. I really like it and there are loads of things to learn from History.com. Now they have a Citizen quiz, based on the new Citizenship test for new hoping American citizens. I can now proudly say that if I took that test today I would become an US citizen :-) I had 77 rights out of 96 questions. Now I dare You all to take it too :-) :-)






As You can see in the pictures it was a wonderful, but cold, morning today. I was up and out before most people had woken up, so there were no streams of smoke comming up from the chimneys.
One of the great things in autumn is when I look towards the mountain sunny days and I can see all those streams of smoke comming out of chimneys and I can count how many places there are up there :-)



I found a butterfly on the ceiling in my bathroom just some minutes ago. It had found a perfect place to stay over winter it thought, but I had to disagree. It´s far to warm there over winter and it would with, certanty, die slowly. So I removed it, opened the door and set it free. The problem was that it had no intentions to be free at all :-) It didn´t matter how much I shaked my hand it stayed. So I threwed it up in the air and it immideatly landed on my foot. It took a lot of foot shaking until it flew away to the closest bush. It´s warm enough for it to find a better place to stay over winter, so I hope it find one soon, before a bird sees it as a nice meal :-)
Have a great day now!


6 comments:

Zoey and Me said...

Well, Christer, that is a huge foot. Plenty of room in that sock to store a butterfly, a few bottles of scotch, some tea maybe and anything else you need for camping. WOW. What size shoe please? Not sure we allow people with big feet to be Americanized so the test you past may have been for naught. I'll check. Have a great weekend.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Z&M!
It´s a small butterfly :-) :-) Ithink my size in america is nine (43 in european sizes). Not to big I think :-) :-)
So many bottles of scotch to a butterfly? Well it would die happy :-)
Have a great day now!
Christer.

womanwisdom said...

i do love the autumn signs of the portal! oh how lovely to have a butterfly nestle on the tip of your finger...AND FOOT!

the intimate closeness of nature...we will always be a part of nature and not apart from nature...

have a beautiful autumn day Christer! great to see the "real-time earth-moon phase" here!

warm sunshine...

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Weena!
Soon the portal will be without leafs, but now it´s as beautiful as it can be I feel.

Yes it was a special feeling to have that butterfly on my fingertips :-) Just seconds before this picture was take´n it had its wings fully open.

I had a beautiful day today :-) Now it´s dark here as You can see on the earth-moon fase picture :-) It´+s great!
Have a nice day now!
Christer.

Aussiemade said...

Hi Christer, well I would not be allowed into American to become a Citizen first attempt 61 second though I got 84% lol.. you know more about the USA than I. At least I know where it is..I have some US people I have spoken to on the net who think Australia is in europe, so austria confused with Australia.
You would not want to leave your lovely home now would you really? I would like a holiday in the states. May not let me in though I have been to Russia.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Aussiemade!
The small test took 55 seconds for me :-)

So it´s with Australia as it is for Sweden. Most thinks Sweden is Swizerland :-)

No, I have a too good life hwrw to try somethinglike that. But if I still hace lived in Gothenburg I might have tried it, if I had gotten a job ofcourse. But I think I then rather move down to Your part of the world.
Have a great day now!
Christer.