Thursday, October 8, 2009


I´m at home today. My stomac seemes to given up sometime last night and I still haven´t been able to make it work as it should :-) I was a bit tired yesterday morning but thought no more of it. Not until I already had been to work for fifteen minutes. After that I wasn´t especially welcome there any more :-) :-) But I think half of us working there has gotten something these last weeks. It has been very quiet since so many have been home with something. It must have something to do with our climate and light conditions. Cold and rainy half the year and now it´s dark when going to work and soon it´ll be dark when going home too. We never see any daylight during half the year so it´s not strange that we get sick rather often during this time of year.





But it is a waonderful morning here. The sun is shining and some birds are singing. The strong winds we have had are gone too. I found some bird food in my pantry so I think I´ll give that to the birds today. I´m planning of making a feeding station outside so I can have all the feeders at one place (I´m very inspired of "Good old beans" feeding station). As it is right now the feeders are scattered all over my garden and no place is placed so I can see it from indoors without problems.




Frost on a raspberry leaf.

I want the place close to bushes so that the birds quick can find a place to hide if a predator comes close. I also want to have it where the wind doesn´t blow to hard. It seemes to be a hard combination here if I also want it to be easy to see from my home. Well I´ll figure it out sooner or later. So for now I will fill the closest feeder to see if the birds are ready to be fead yet.
But now there´s a pot of tea waiting.
Have a great day now!



The frost has just started to melt on this Aster.

14 comments:

womanwisdom said...

hi Christer!

beautiful autumn colors over at your side of this wonderful homeplanet of ours! i also love the moon photo!

check out my blog. i posted a real time earth-moon phase photo. it should change as the phases of the moon and position of the earth changes in real time (i just hope it works). we can keep track. it's so wonderful to know we are in one awesome world with one and the same moon over and above us...

i hope you heal now your stomach problem. get a lot of rest also, my friend. sometimes we have to listen to what the body says...

take care lots!

go gently...


weena

Vittran said...

Hej!
Vad för bacill har du fått på jobbet? Med det vädret vi har kanske det inte är så konstigt att vi blir dåliga. Hoppas att du blev lite piggare av solskenet. Här lyser solen med sin frånvaro.
Här har frosten inte varit så hård än som tur är.
Fåglarna vill säkert ha mat. Här skulle vi kunna mata dom året runt. En sen vår var det solrosfrö kvar i en av automaterna, dom fröna hämtade nötväckan till sina ungar. Inga andra fåglar fick komma i närheten för då dök det upp en arg liten fågel.
Krya på dig!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Weena!
Yes, the autumn colors are exploding here now :-)
My old camera would have taken an even better picture of the moon, so I´m thinking of repairing it. Even if it is more expensive to do so than to buy a camera like the one I have now!

I do listen to my body and are relaxing all day now :-)
I´ll check out Your blog then!
have a great day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Tjänare Vittran!
Det går runt så många baciller där nu så det vete gudarna vilken av dem jag fått :-)

Ja nötväckan vet hur man försvarar sig och sitt :-) Solen var riktigt skön så länge den var här, men nu har molnen kommit.
Ha det gott!
Christer.

Zoey and Me said...

The Aster is indeed covered with tiny frost pellets. It's a great photo. All your images today are award winning. Love the deep reds. Today was a real autumn post. Sorry about your stomach churning, stay away from that pork! The tea will make you feel better but hey, there's nothing like a sick day off from work, is there? Have a good one!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Z&M!
Thanks! Glad You like my photoes!

I really don´t hope it was the pork doing this :-) :-) I have even more of that kind in the freezer just waiting for to be fried :-) :-)

To be honest, I was rather bored staying home today :-) Tomorrow I´ll be back on work again!
Have a great day now!
Christer.

jaz said...

hi christer....do squirrels get into your birdfeeders? yesterday a chipmunk ran right over teddy's foot. i guess teddy isn't too sick because after they both looked at each other with very big eyes, teddy took off after that chipmunk. she ran under a pumpkin i have sitting on a plant stand. i would never have believed she could fit through the stand. the chipmunk was fast and got away but she is still looking for it. it was pretty funny to watch! joyce

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Joyce!
We have very few squirrels over here because we have rather many Martens instead. They eat squirrels as soon as they can. But if we had had squirrels they would without a doubt gotten through any bird feeder :-)

Over here we don´t have any kind of squirrels like chipmunks either. It must have looked hilarious to see Teddy and that chipmunk :-) :-)
Have a great day now!
Christer.

jaz said...

btw...i forgot to tell you i hope you feel better!!! i can't believe you don't have many squirrels and no chipmunks. teddy would never want to live in sweden!!! i was visiting an island once and a man that lived there and had never left it told me how he wished he could see real animals and not just ones in books. they had hardly any animals at all on the island. joyce

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Joyce!
I too wish we had more animals, but I think farmers are happy as it is now :-) :-)

I don´t think there are squirrels like chipmunks down in Europe either, but they have Hamsters instead, big and aggressive ones :-)
Have a great day now!
Christer.

NinaH said...

The feeder - yes... perhaps it´s time to hang those up!
We use to have them outside our dining room windows. It´s great to watch the birds!
Hm.... To bad to get that stomach problem. Take care!!
Lovely autumn pictures!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Nina!
I´ve never taken mine down :-) So tomorrow will be the first day they will be filled for the season, but then I have to make that feeding station!
Have a great day now!
Christer.

wenche said...

Underbara bilder,Jag skulle önska att du kunde få dem lite större, så kunde man njute mera av dem.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hej Wenche!
Kul att du tittar in på min blogg!
Lite större blir ju bilderna om du klickar på dem. Men anledningen till att jag inte gör dem så stora är att utrymmet trots allt är begränsat. Det finns ett antal meba byte jag kan lägga in i bloggen, sedan är den full. Då får jag antingen starta en ny blogg eller ta bort bilderna från nätet. Kanske skall jag starta ett webbalbum där jag lägger ut bilderna?

Ha det gott och välkommen tillbaka!
Christer.