Tuesday, October 13, 2009

My Cattleya hybrid has started to bloom now. It´s a shame it smells so bad :-)

It´s even colder outside today and this night it´ll be even worse. As long as I can stay out of the winds it´s bareble though. My dogs however loves the cold winds. Hector loves them most of all. He has the same warm fur as his grandmothers father that was a NewFoundland. He thinks all temperatures over freezing point is to warm :-)





Since the hunt still is going on today I had to walk by the fields. There is an old well not far from my cottage and I like to see if there ever is some water in it nowdays. But the walls in it has fallen down long ago. Sonowdays a birch grows up from it. Further down grows a fern too. I wonder hopw long ago they used it daily.





They were going to have negotiations at work today, but some information were not there? so they will start on thursday again. People are getting more and more nervous now and all they seeme to talk about is what they think is going to happen. I try to tell them that there is no use to speculate over things we don´t know anything about or can in any way affect until we get some answers. But even if they agree they start to speculate seconds after. I feel so sorry for them, some people have troubles sleeping now.




But here in my little cottage all is calm and nice. There´s a fire in the stove, my dogs sleep in my bed together with Bertil the cat. Teodor is sleeping on the couch in my livingroom. I think I´ll make some sandwiches with cheese, meatballs and perhaps liver pate. Perhaps those sandwiches will take a tour into the oven too? Warm sanwiches, a cup of tea and a good book is a great end of the evening I think!
Have a great day now, I will :-)

11 comments:

Atia* said...

Wow! thats lovely kind of flower...
We got so many kind of Cattleya plant in the provence before.
This kind of flower grow up in the rocky mountain with lots of moss and Cattleya plant itself love moisty temperature....
Thanks for sharing it!

good night...

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Atia*!
Welcome to my blog!
I do like this one, but unfortunally it smell much like cat urin :-) :-) Perhaps it would be a nicer smell if it flowered outside?

Det går bra att skriva på svenska här också om du hellre känner för det.
Have a great day now!
Christer.

NinaVästerplana said...

Så snygg den är din illaluktande blomma. Hoppas den inte lurar Bertil o Teo att tro att det är deras nya toa ;-)
Ha´t riktigt gôrgôtt framför brasan
Nina

jaz said...

hi christer...i have boxwood hedges that smell like cat pee. ewww!!! your sandwiches always sound so good. what kind of cheese do you eat? i am trying to think of what kind of swedish cheese we have here. we have tilsit but i think that is norwegian. we have gedost. is that swedish? we also have havarti which i love and i think is swedish. it is perhaps my favorite cheese. especially when it is made with caraway seed. we are having very high winds coming off the ocean tonight. the house is shaking and it is very cold. i am loving it! joyce

Aussiemade said...

I love your pictures Christer, so mood provoking. I agree your sandwhich sounds amazing. How do you 'put it in the oven to heat up?

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Tjänare Nina!
Visst är den vacker! I år kommer det dessutom fler blommor än på länge :-) Man får stå ut med doften :-)
Teo och bertil verkar inte det minsta interesserad för den, så det är nog bara människonäsor som känner likheten :-)

Har det hur gott som helst :-) Ha det gott själv!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Joyce!
Yes boxwood smells awful too :-) When I had my gardencenter people wanted Christmas decorations in boxwood and I hated it :-)

I´ve tried to find the english names on some of our cheeses, we usually give things new names when sending it abroad, but haven´t found any yet. But some swedish names on popular cheeses is Herrgård, Grevé and Svecia. Havarti is danish and I love it. The smell however is another thing :-) :-) There´s a milder sort called Danbo if You like Havarti kind of cheeses.

-8,4 degrees here this morning and the frost stayed all day! Not my kind of day :-)
have a great day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

That is -8,4 centigarde, not fahrenheit :-)

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Aussimade!
Thanks! I´m glad You like my pictures!

I just put them in the bottom of the oven on a plate. I like the cheese not to melt too much, so they are just allowed to start to bubble :-)
Have a great day now!
Christer.

jaz said...

hi christer.....cupcakes are so popular in the US now that my town has about 10 cupcake stores. people serve them at their weddings instead of traditional wedding cakes. they are great because they are like having one piece of cake. they come in sooooo many different flavors too. it sure is cold here today too. joyce

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Joyce!
Cupcakes at weddings! Then they must be popular :-) I´ll have to ask my friends down in Gotheburg if thay have noticed any trend with cupcakes over here.
Have a great day now!
Christer.