Saturday, October 3, 2009

The morning sky was absolutly fantastic this morning. They say that if the morning sky id red, there´s going to be a storm during the day.

I woke up early today, just before six am. Outside the wind was howling and it was a bit chilly inside my cottage. As soon as I came down in to the kitchen I started a fire in the stove. I looked out of the window after a while and saw that the morning sky would be fantastic. I fetched my camera and went outside.

If that´s true we are going to have real bad weather today :-)

I have one even more fantastic picture of the sunrise, but I´ll save thet to later. Soon there will be no daylight during the week days to take any pictures on for me. I promise, it´s worth waiting for.

It was only four degrees centigrade ( 39F) and the wind was quite strong and cold, so it was a bit to chilly to stand there wearing only my underware :-) But it was worth it! The most spectacular red sky picture will be saved to another day when I don´t have many pictures to show. Soon there will be darkness all workdays when I get home from work (and before getting to work) and then I woun´t have that many pictures to show. But it´s worth waiting for :-)

Some people just let old buildings they don´t use any more fall appart. My village is no different.

The "Portal" is getting autumn colors now.
I decided not to walk in the forest this morning. It would be to dark to take any pictures then, so we walked by the open fields instead. When we had come half the way my dogs started to behave strangly. They cirkled around a birch smelling on the ground like crazy. When I called them to come to me I heard the most sad cat miauw I´ve ever heard. At first I couldn´t lokate it, but then I found him high up in the birch. Teodor had climbed almost to the top and now was to frightened to climb down.

I could hear him, but not see him in the beginning. A ginger cat is perfectly disguised in autumn colors :-)

He refused to climb down in the beginning, so I had to stand there talking to him for over ten minutes before he started to climb down.

He complained loudly all the way down and all the way home :-)

He couldn´t have been there for more than an hour or so, because I did let him out as soon as I woke up. He do like to climb, it´s not un normal to see him climb up my cottage wall, tying to get some attention when he wants to get in :-) :-) Usually he climbes upp the wall beside my kitchen door and then taps on my door window with his claws :-) so I can let him in. But I´ve never seen him climb up any other trees than my own apple trees and never higher than he can climb down again.

Finally he´s down on the ground. I then had to carry him almost all the way home :-)
So I think it must have been the big fox living here that scared him up the tree. I haven´t seen a fox in weeks now, but my neighbour saw one very big last week almost where Teodor climbed the tree. When he finally came down, after very long dicussions with me wether it was safe ore not, he then insisted that I should carry him all the way home :-) Well I did carry him half the way, after that he felt safe enough to walk close to my dogs the rest :-) I think he was screaming something like that the next time he would meet that fox he would kick his as :-)
Well it´s time for breakfast. I think it´ll be cheese sandwiches with some meat balls and perhaps some sausages on :-)
Have a great day now, I will!


womanwisdom said...

Good morning Christer!

i do hope you don't experience bad weather there now. we just are surviving through another storm and another one coming up! all three strong ones in a row - it's like every two weeks, a new typhoon builds up! we do need your continuous good thoughts and prayers...

your fotos of the ginger cat is so great! that is very interesting. you really have great love for all of nature, Christer. you do have a caring heart. may many follow you my dear friend...

blessings always!


The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Weena!
Thankfully we don´t have thet severe storms especially often. We had a couple some years ago that was devistating, but lately they have been kind of kind :-)

I only wish that my cat Teodor wouldn´t wonder away so far, it´s an old and clever fox I´ve heard so he´s lucky to be alive I guess.
Have a great day and take care!

Anonymous said...

Christer, your breakfast description sounds like dinner. Love the sunrise photos, how exciting for you. Glad you decided to share them with us. And you are a good Daddy to the kitty. Good save there. His nerves were probably fried by the Fox. I'm happy he got away or he would have been someones breakfast. Have a great weekend.

Katarina (Roses and stuff) said...

Vilken fantastisk morgonhimmel! Vet inte om vi har storm - men väldigt blåsigt och regnigt i alla fall.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Z&M!
Well, it almost became a dinner but sometimes it´s just the right way to start a day :-)

It´s fantastic how the sky can get colored! But only on days with clouds.

I heard that he was anything but happy the poor cat, so I had to talk him down. It was a scared littel cat I can tell. Now he´s asleep on my favourite chair :-)
Have a great day now!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Tjänare Katarina!
Den blev än mer fantastisk efter ett tag! Det såg ut som om himelen brann! Men som sagt, den bilden får ni vänta på :-)

Njä, storm är det ju inte, bara blåsigt och riktigt regnigt.
Ha en go dag nu!

jaz said...

hi christer...i just received your comment on my post and i remembered that you wrote to the amish people too. do you know what happened to barb? i haven't seen an update on her post in a long time. i wrote to her several months ago and never heard back either. she was the amish families neighbor. joyce

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Joyce!
Barb has made several blogs lately. There must be something wrong with the uppdating thing You have I guess.

Strange that she didn´t answer! In my experience she does that quite fast.

I found a great site on the internet about the Amishg people:

It´s done with the help of mennonites and Amish people.
Have a great day now!

Valerie said...

Oh, poor Teodor. That will teach him...or maybe not! :)

They do say, red sky in the morning, sailor's fair warning; red sky at night, sailor's delight! Loved all your red sky pictures today.

Take care,

Valerie said...

Uh oh, just Googled the Blues versus the Red Wings and found out this:

WHAT TO WATCH — The crowd in Stockholm is expected to be pro-Detroit today because of the Red Wings' heavy contingent of Swedish players. They have eight and the Blues have two — Alex Steen and Patrik Berglund. (Copied from

Hmmm, thanks for cheering on my Blues!!! LOL

Diane said...

More fantastic pictures from you Christer. Thanks for the comment about the houses...I too LOVE the hobbit style homes as well as adobe/pueblo style that we have in the southwest. Oh poor Teodor. I bet you are right in that he got chased.
Hope you enjoyed your breakfast...hope you saved me some eh?

Julie said...

What a lovely blog! I just found yours for the first time today. I live near Seattle, WA, USA and and I too have a ginger cat. I also have a black cat.
I love your pictures and reading about your cottage. Thanks for the wonderful blog!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Valerie!
I know we have a similar saying over here, but I can´t for my life remember how it goes :-) But it wasn´t much of a storm around here, but I heard it was worse further north. My neighbours house took most of the wind too, so around my cottage there were almost no wind at all :-)

Yes, Detroit is aclled the swedish team over here:-) I wonder though, does NHL play in any other country, more than Sweden, outside USA/Canada? It´s an honour that they do play here it feels like!
Have a great day now!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Diane!
It was a truly beautiful morning yeaterday, today not so much :-) :-)

Yes, those houses looks great and I wouldn´t mind living in any of them :-)

He must have been chased since he climbed so high. I´m glad he did climb and not tried to say hi to the fox :-) He did stay around home all day yesterday after that :-)

Sorry, didn´t save any breakfast. But I´ll make new one if you pop over :-)
Have a great day now!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Julie!
Thanks for stopping by today!
I have two cats too. The ginger one called Teodor and a grey striped one called Bertil. I also have three dogs, a mother (Erna) and her two sons Orvar and Hector.

I´m glad that You like my blog!
Welcome back and have a great day now!

HelenJ said...

Underbara bilder på soluppgången! Själv sov jag över - var rätt utmattad efter resan (kom hem halv tre på morgonen).
Det där med att tjata ner en katt har jag också varit med om. Varför ger de sig iväg så högt upp när de inte vågar sig ner sen? Skulle aldrig en hund gjort... (eller hur =) )
Jag saknar verkligen lugna, soliga, varma England - här är det full storm och horisontellt regn. Usch!
Ha en bra vecka!

Kat said...

That sky is breathtaking. I too would have risked the cols to stand there and watch the day dawn.

It is already quite chilly there. We are complaining when it gets down in the 50's.

The rescue was a wonderful story!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hejsan Helen!
Jag har vaknat vid samma tid hela helgen och i morse med, strax innan klockan startade 04:45 :-) Men det var ren tur att jag kikade ut :-)

Nej, hundar är smarta de. Klättra i träd när man kan bli kompis med räven :-) :-)

Fast viss brukar väl vi få englands väder strax efter? Idag verkar det ha varit riktigt fint väder :-)
Ha det gott nu och dröm om england :-)

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Kat!
You should see the picture I´m saving for later! It looks like ths sky and earth is on fire! I´ve never seen anything like it before. But that picture I´ll save till the dark winter to show :-)

Frost again this morning and more will come during the week! Well as long as it´s rather warm during the day (around the 50:s) I´m happy. It feels like we´re going to have a real winter again.

Have a great day no!