Monday, April 5, 2010


I looked out the windows this morning to see if it rained. The forcast had said it would rain most of the night and some now in the morning. But the gravel road looked rather light in its color, when it rains it gets real dark. So it seemes the rain had missed us.







It was strangly quiet and calm outside when we took our morning walk. Not a crane could be heard and almost no other birds either. But even if it was a bit cold I enjoyed the walk very much. When walking out on the fields I decided to drive to Skara and buy a new didgital box for my tv. Perhaps also drive in to town and take some photo´s of the old town too.





So i “jumped” in to my car (well, there´s not much jumping after a hip surgery though :-) :-) ) and drove away. Easter Monday is a national holiday here so I new that most likly only the big supermarket would be open today. For some reason they had stopped selling digital boxes. They sell all other kinds of technology crap, but not digital boxes! So I got a bit annoyed.




I went out to my car to drive in to town when the snow started to fall. That made me even more annoyed because it got cold too. So I drove home instead. So here I am sitting and staring out my window looking at the snow falling down outside and listening to the ticking and tocking from my America clock. But there´s a fire in the stove and a pot of tea soon ready to help me with my sour throat. Hector sleeps in my bed, Orvar down in the kitchen and Erna with the cats in the livingroom. Life could be worse :-)

Have a great Easter Monday now!

 
And the snow just keeps on falling and falling and ........

25 comments:

Monaxe said...

Fy vad tråkigt med snö! Här har vi faktiskt klarat oss, lite regn tidigt i morse annars är det bara mulet och grått.
Snön är äntligen borta, lite isvallar kvar här och där, annars ar det barmark. Visst känns det ändå att det är vår, även om det är lite kyligt! :)

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hej Monaxe!
Ja snö var då inget jag ville se, men det smalt bort rätt fort ändå som tur var :-)

Här är den mesta snön borta också, men där solen inte når är den överraskande seg. Men allt är ju bättre än hur det var för bara ett par veckor sedan :-)
Ha det gott!
Christer.

Alen Trädgård said...

Usch, jag avundas dig verkligen inte - snö. Fy fabian för mer snö nu. Här har det inte varken snöat eller regnat men det är grått o trist. Vi fick i alla fall röjt lite till i rabatterna innan Göran stack till jobbet;) Hoppas att SMHI har rätt att det ska bli KANON väder på onsdag. Det låter som om du och dina fyrbenta vänner har det riktigt mysigt inomhus i alla fall:) Ha det gott/Monne

Zoey and Me said...

The weatherman says rain, you get snow. Isn't that always the way it is? Well, the winter bad weather is almost over. The Cranes know that or they wouldn't be on the Crane Lake. And these beautiful photos this morning show a warm Sweden. It's the best part of your day while you recover from surgery. Have a great week!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Tjänare Monne!
I och för sig smalt den fort och det är väl något man får räkna med i april, men kul är det inte!

Jag litar inte för tre sekunder på SMHI :-) :-) men hoppas kan man ju alltid. Har inte börjat städa direkt i rabatterna, så då kanske jag kan starta så msått då.

Jo inne har vi det allt bra skönt :-)
Ha det gott!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Z&M!
That´s just the way it is I´m afraid :-) :-) But this is April so snow is to be expected all month. But thankfully it´s usually as warm or warmer than today so the snow melts fast :-)

Yes I do love my mornings :-)
Have a great continuing of easter now!
Christer.

NinaH said...

Hm... Fick höra samma bakslags-meddelande av dottern idag (Stockholm). Isch! Vi har i vart fall sluppit det. Men kallare är det. Isch igen! Och: må det vita försvinna däuppe också! Ska ju dit i slutet av veckan!;-)
Hoppas ni fick en mysig innestund som avslutning på påsken i alla fall!;-)

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hejsan Nina!
Det smalt ju bort rätt fort tack och lov, men kul var det ju inte. Annars har dagen varit riktigt jobbig med en förkylning som gjort sitt bästa med att förstöra dagen. Halsverk, snuva och nysningar hela tiden. Dessutom frös jag som en hund ett tag. Men nu verkar det ha lugnat ned sig där också. Ja ja, jag är ju rtedan sjukskriven :-)
Ha det gott!
Christer.

Sharlene T. said...

Beautiful pix, as always, and LOVE the way the cat is coming down the ladder. Too cool. Thanks for sharing. I'm off to set up another lasagna garden...

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Sharlene!
Teodor, as the cat is called, had been sitting there shouting for me to open the door for him :-) :-) His brother Bertil uses the ladder to try to catch birds on the roof instead :-)

It´s to early to do anything in my garden here I´m afraid. But it´ll turn soon than God!
Have a great day now!
Christer.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

hi christer....sorry about the snow. i know how ready you are for it to be spring. i just finished baking rye bread and am heading out to plant radishes. it's another hot and sunny day today. perfect for all the baseball fans! joyce

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Joyce!
First the snow and after that the cold I have started to mess with me. This has not been a good day at all!

Great for all baseball fans that the weather is warm over at Yours! here it would have been empty with this bad weather we have :-) :-) But it will turn to the better soon they say :-)
Have a great day now!
Christer.

caryn said...

Hi, Christer!
Just came back from my morning walk with the dog and the camera. Two days in a row. I'm doing okay.

Snow after lovely weather is somehow more annoying than snow after the usual winter weather. It's like you let your guard down and Mother Nature smacked you. When it happens around here I say as long as the snow isn't sticking to the pavement it's fine. And it'll be gone tomorrow.

Hope your cold is gone tomorrow or as soon as possible.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Caryn!
The good thing with these digital cameras is that we can take as many photo´s as we wish on the same object, just to see what comes out best :-) You should onlu know how many I delete every day :-) :-)


It snowed for quite some time, but thankfully it was to warm for it to stay on the ground. But it is rather boring to see how it just continues to fall all the time :-)

I think this is the last battle for my cold now. At the moment I would say it´s even between us :-) If I only can sleep all night I will surly feel much better tomorrow.
Have a great day now!
Christer.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

i always see you at my friend, joyce's from octoberfarm and wanted too stop by and say HI.

joyce saved me after i lost my toy poodle Buddy on march 3rd. she has been so great..so kind and supportive..don't know if i would have made it without her and that adorable Teddy....

your blog is wonderful...

i'll be back soon
kary

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Kary!
Welcome to my little part of the world :-)

It is great to have friends like Joyce when something like that happens!

You´re always welcome back!
Have a great day now!
Christer.

Anja said...

Hejsan Christer!
Hoppas att påsken har varit bra för din del!
Bild nummer två är sagolik! En (genus?) tron för skogstrollens kung?/Anja

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hejsan Anja!
En förkylning har gjort den här påsken ganska så vidrig, men nu är den på väg att släppa tack och lov. Problemet är att jag nyser hela tiden, jag är helt slut :-) :-)

Visst är den stubben vacker! Har sett den ett par gånger förutmen aldrig riktigt tittat på den. En tron för skogstrollkungen är nog inte helt fel :-)
Ha det gott!
Christer.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

YOU bet life could be worse! You have a great life..cozy and comfy...you and the animals!! That's what it is all about!
:)
Snow??? Really?? lol
SOME people have ALL the luck!
Mona

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

p.s. ok..I'm sorry I was happy about the darned snow! I know it isn't great for you...so...I'm sorry. (it would just be such a treat here in California!!)

Perovskia said...

LOVE the cats. Your darker, striped one almost looks like my Babu :)

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Mona!
Well I did smile some too when the snow started to fall, but only because it was so warm it melted really fast :-) :-) I have to expect this all through April I´m afraid.

Yes I do have a great life living like I do! I have absolutly fantastic neighbours too and that is something to thank Gopd for :-) I have had the most strange people as neighbours, You should only know :-) :-)
Have a great day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Perovskia!
I do love them too :-) Each cat has its personality and sometimes it´s surprising that they are brothers, they can behave so different from each other :-)

Babu must be a beautiful cat then. That is how I like cats to look.
Have a great day now!
Christer.

Perovskia said...

They're brothers?! Heh.. they look so different. The orange one is beautiful. :) He seems to have a nice bright, striking orange to him.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Perovskia!
Yes they are brothers. Born at the same day in the same barn a couple of miles from my home :-) Teodor (the orange) is much bigger than his brother Bertil but they have the same temperament and I´ve never seen them being angry at each other.
Have a great day now!
Christer.