Sunday, March 14, 2010

As always, Bertil follows us on our walks.

This isn´t a place where things happens if You know what I mean, but on Sunday mornings even less happens if possible :-) Still it´s easy to feel the difference from an ordinary day, perhaps it´s because there´s even less traffic on the big road a couple of kilometers (miles) away?

I´ve spread some ashes on the snow just to see how much faster the snow melts there. The ashes is black and keeps the heat from the sun so much better, so therefore the snow should melt rather fast there when the sun shines.

The snow is now rather thick and compact. I can walk on it with crutches without any problems. Well atleast early in the morning before the sun reaches it :-)

The morning walk was fantastic today. My dogs knows where they can run around like they want and where they have to wait for me before running away again. So there´s no need to shout after them. So we were walking around there in the sun and really cold air when I suddenlu heard the pigeons sound. I would like to say that it was the first sign of spring I noticed this year. Weather it´s forest- or ring necked pigeons I have no idea. I could see the bird in the top of a spruce, but it was still to far away to say what kind it was. On my way home I heard another one :-)

There were plenty of deers running away from us through the forest and on a distance I could see the big fox sniffing on the ground after food. Walking around with crutches makes it a bit hard to reach the camera in time and even if I had done so the camera still has to decide weather it wants to take that photo I want it to take :-) :-)

Teodor preferes to stay at home most of the time :-)
This is his basket. No one else is allowed to be close to it :-)

Now we´re back again and I´ve enjoyed a cup of tea, the second of many this day I´m afraid :-) My dogs are spread around my cottage and my cats are sleeping on the kitchen table. Yesterday I could reach my left foot and cut my toenails for the first time in months :-) Every step feels so fine :-)

Have a great day now!


jaz@octoberfarm said...

hi christer....when do the doctors believe you will be totally healed? teodor looks so cute and cuddly in his basket. today is the first day of daylight savings time. it is still dark outside but the birds are chirping like crazy. my husband and son went to spring training for baseball in florida so teddy and i are home alone! joyce

HelenJ said...

Ett inlägg som andas vårkänslor och tillförsikt - härligt att läsa!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the healing process is in full swing. You should be off those crutches soon. Bertil blends in with nature and looks like a real tiger. I like the black dog coat against the white snow too. Glad you could get out for a long walk. You deserve some tea. Keep up the good recovery!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Joyce!
Last time I was back at work after three months, but he said I would have bigger troubles comming back this time. I don´t feel so though, I belive it´ll take three months this time too.

Our daylightsavings doesnt start until the 28 this month. Living this far north as we sweeds do we don´t save much to be honest. During summers I have perhaps 4 hours real darkness during the night. Even further north they have midnight sun :-) :-)

I wish baseball were a bigger sport over here. I think we have a team in Falköping, but I have no idea where or when they play.

Have a great day now!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Tjänare Helen!
I alla fall var det så i morse, sedan kom molnen och kylan igen. Nu äntligen skiner solen en stund igen. Skall det nu vara så här kallt vill jag åtminstone ha sol hela tiden :-)
Ha det gott!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Z&M!
Well from next week I´m allowed to skip one of the crutches. But since it´s so slippery on our roads I will still have bothe when taking our walks.
Have a great day now!

NinaVästerplana said...

Du får sprida askan på vägen så smälter det fort där.... Men å andra sidan får du väl snygga golvmönster på köpet ;-)
Du får väl hacka sönder isen med kryckbroddarna då... Jag har snart snö o isfritt på nerfartsvägen eftersom jag går över iskanterna var dag o sprider ut isen....
Fast du ser ut o ha tjockare is än jag än så länge....
Värst är det nere på gårdsplanen. Det som smälter rinner inte undan utan sen fryser det till glansis under natten.... Tur jag har sand o sanda med.
Skönt att ni kan röra er så fritt o att hundarna är hörsamma. Hade inte varit så kul o försöka ha tre stora hundar i koppel o gå på kryckor....
I Lidköping är det en kille som har två collie-lika hundar, går på kryckor o en av dem kopplad.
Häromdan såg jag hur den lösa hunden tyckte att de gått långt nog o vände o gick hem ;-)
Ha´t himla gôrgôtt

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Tjänare Nina!
Så mycket aska lär jag aldrig få ihop :-) :-) Men på vägarna tinar det hyfsat fort om bara någon del visar mörkt grus. Då blir isen runt om väldigt bräcklig och tinar fort. Men så har vi ju de ställena som vattnet inte kan rinna undan från, där blir det rena skridsko rinken på mornarna :-)

Tack och lov att alla vet hur mina hundar är. Jag vågar inte koppla dem någonstans nu på grund av isen. ett ryck från någon av dem och jag är på marken :-) :-)
Ha det gott!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

You sound like you are feeling SO much better (your hip) than before. Hey, it's good to be able to cut ones own toe nails.. :)

Spring has been stirring here for some time are blooming like crazy and it's still winter! I really do love California..but now I am dreading those terribly hot summers.
Be sure and get lots of pictures when Spring hits. I've noticed there are buds and a tiny light green starting to show on our tree's. It's great.
Give a cat a basket and you have a happy cat! The picture tells it all.
Enjoy your tea! I am enjoying my coffee with Vanilla creamer. :)

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Mona!
I do feel great, especially when I can walk around a lot :-) But it is a bit difficult when all melt water freezes during the night making small icy lakes on the road :-) :-)

We do get small signs that spring is on its way, but it will take weeks before we can say it´s here. But I promise to take loads of spring photo´s :-)
Have a great day now!

Sharlene T. said...

I love you pix and pets! Ready to migrate. (well, not if I have to leave my place...) Glad to hear you're getting about, even with the crutches. You'll be fine in no time. Have a great day.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Sharlene!
I´m glad You like them :-)

Now I´m only waiting for some help with my car, my left back tire has no air) and when that is fixed I´ll really get around again :-)

Have a great day now!