Thursday, October 29, 2009

The mist moves in as soon as the sun goes down behind the forest.



If I understand things correctly it´s Halloween tomorrow. Since we really not celebrate that here and since they can´t decide what date it should be celebrated on it´s no big surprise that we seldome see any pumpkins in the stores over here. But today I finally found two and they were in so bad condition that it was no use buying them. They were small too, so even if one cut out a head on them, the candle inside would have to be so small that it would be impossible to see any light comming out from the pumpkin head. Well I am a gardener so I simply have tp grow some myself next year if I want some I think. Even if I don´t celebrate Halloween it can be nice to have a couple of shining pumpkin heads outside my entance door.





It´s not a good thing to be afraid of the dark and live out here near a bog :-) When the sun goes down all lights dissapere.

It´s real foggy here every night now, so it would give a prfect halloween feeling I think. Over here we have to wait until December thirteenth until we can celebrate anything. Then we celebrate Saint Lucia. Strange really that we do that since we mostly are Lutheran protestants. She is the only saint we celebrate at all. This year it´s on a Sunday so then I can get up early to see Lucia, all the mades, gnomes, gingerbread men and Saint Stefanus sing all their songs on tv. Then I´ll probably have some gingerbreads, suffron bunns and Julmust. I love when Lucia is on a weekend :-)





This picture is taken just before six pm.
Teodor is, like on the pictures below, sleeping in my favourite chair and my dogs in my bed keeping it warm and nice till I go to bed :-) Unfortunally they also fill my bed with sand and other things they have in their fur :-) :-)
Now it´s time for some gingerbreads and some hot tea :-)
Have a great day now!

Teodor or the orange danger ( he has a tendensy to walk just before my feet, so I almost fall every day) as I also call him, sleeps in my favourite chair every evening.


16 comments:

HelenJ said...

Härligt dimmiga bilder. Vi hade också dimmigt i morse, men sen kom solen och smälte bort alltihop.
Här i Skåne finns det gott om pumpor - du får väl komma hit och köpa några här! =)
/Helen

Zoey and Me said...

You do have photos today that would show a perfect setting for our Halloween in the states. The first one grabbed me. Love the T cat pictures too. Enjoy your tea and gingerbread. Great idea for dinner.

Khim said...

Oj oj oj... vad söt katt...

jaz@octoberfarm said...

that is one cozy kitty! how cute! i think we are starting to convert you to a halloween enthusiast!!! ahhhhh....st. lucia....a wreath on the head, lingonberries, lefska, tea and saffron cakes. am i close?

Valerie said...

Great pics for a "Halloween" theme! I loved teaching my 3rd graders about St. Lucia and other Christmas/Winter customs from around the world. Looking forward to your posts in mid-December!!!

Carved pumpkins with my little ones tonight...Benjamin would absolutely NOT put his hand in the pumpkin "guts"! Perhaps the wrong choice of words...;P

Take care,
Val

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Halloween is actually October 31st and the children go trick or treating on that evening. Little ones early...before dark usually and the old ones later. There have been fewer and fewer each year.
What a great place your area would be for Halloween..but scary. It's funny how children love to be scared.
Your animals always look so toasty and warm and comfy. :):)
I am better and hope to get over here more often. Forgive my lack of visits...:)

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Tjänare Helen!
Så ni har pumpor! Lite sent att ta sig en tur nedåt nu då :-) :-)
Ha det gott!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Z&M!
Yes there were a definite Halloween feeling with that weather yesterday, today however it´s just gloomy and grey.
Have a great day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Tjänare Khim!
Jo han är allt en söting :-)
Ha det gott nu!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Joyce!
He loves to have it cosy, but he´s alson known for climbing up my wall to the closest window to tell that he wants to get inside :-) :-)

You were very close in Your desciption. A wretah on the heasd, usually wityh lingonberries on it. But usually she brings coffee instead of tea :-) But the word lefska is impossible to get translated I´m afraid, what does it mean?
Have a great day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Valerie!
I´ve heard that there now is some Saint Lucia celebration even over in the US, the swedish way too :-)

It is a bit disgusting to dig out the "guts" of a pumpkin the first time :-) :-) So I do understand him .
Have a great day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Mona!
I´m just glad that You have the strength to pop in here some time! The important thing is that You are getting better!

So it´s not until tomorrow that it´s Halloween!Good to know!

I agree with You, this would be a really scary and great place to go trick and treating in the dark. One could really scare the kids that has to pass those old abandoned houses :-) :-) :-)
Have a great day now!
Christer.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

oh...i spelled the bread wrong. it is lefse and maybe it is norwegian?

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Yes, Lefse is norwegian, but we do have the same bread in Sweden to. We call it Tunnbröd (thin bread). But that is nothing we have at Lucia. Thin bread is perfect for making warm sandwiches. Just put the good stuff in the middle and roll the bread over it :-)
Have a great day now!
Christer.

a.rogue said...

Absolutely beautiful pictures!
I havent looked at my favourite blogs in a few weeks - I am glad I finally saw these.
And I hope you are feeling better.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi A.Rouge!
Thanks!
I´m feeling much better now but am still a bit tired though. But now comes the weekend so I´ll have plenty of time to rest :-)
Have a great day now!
Christer.