Sunday, May 9, 2010






It´s was an almost magical morning when we took our morning walk. No wind and the rain had just stopped falling. The air was filled with the smells only a forest can have after a rain and all birds were singing with joy. Two pairs of geese were flying over us in cirkles, honking like they usually does, I think they were flying to the fields to eat some grass. Dears were “barking” as warning when we were walking out to the bog and even if I wanted to cough I didn´t. It would have distrurbed to much.










Perhaps I still was very influensed by the film Avatar that I looked at yesterday evening. That was one of the most amazing films I´ve ever seen! I would have loved to walk around in a world like that :-) But unfortunally we humans would most probably behave like they did in that film, if we were strong enough. It´s something we unfortunally have shown on and on and on during our history.


The first buds on my clematises.
The first leafs on my Acer tataricum ssp ginnala, Tatarian maple.



There´s no machines out in the forest any more and it´s Sunday so perhaps this magic feeling will stay on for the rest of the day? I can only hope :-) My cottage is warm and nice since there have been a fire in the stove all morning, a pot of tea is ready down in the kitchen and all animals are sleeping all over the place :-)

Have a great day now, I will!

 
 
My absolute favourite in my garden, Uvularis grandiflora (Largeflower bellwort). One week more and it will flower I think. 
 
 
Tulipa tarda, Tarda Tulip. This wild species only becomes around 20cm high (around 8 inches) and self sows richly.
 

21 comments:

Valerie said...

Good morning, Christer.

Your kind and gentle words that you left me this morning touched my heart. Thank you.

Now, on to your post. I still haven't seen Avatar and am beginning to regret that I never saw it on the big screen. Perhaps one of our "dollar theaters" will run the movie this summer. I hear it is amazing.

Beautiful pictures this AM! Hope your Sunday is going well.

Val

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Valerie!
It was a great film on tv, but it must have been magnificent in the movies! You won´t regret seeing it on tv though! I´m glad I bought the film so I can see it many more times :-) :-)

The day has continued good. That magic feeling is gone, but the sun has showed up and I´ve been weeding some flowerbeds and taking some more photo´s, two of my favourite things to do :-)
Have a great mothers day!
Christer.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

hi christer...i never saw avatar either. i didn't want to see it in 3D because i get motion sick really easily and i heard that some people had trouble with that during the movie. maybe i will buy it and just watch it on my tv! we still have cool weather and i am loving it! joyce

Zoey and Me said...

I missed Avatar too. Will have to rent a copy but would like to see it on a big screen. Lovely photos today as usual you capture beauty on this blog. Wonderful. Thanks for sharing and I love Geese, love the honking sound. We get much of it here on the Indian River. Have a great day!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Joyce!
I´ve heard that to, so I thinkit was a good desicion. But it works great on tv too. If You like Scince fiction Ypu´ll lave this one!

We´ve actually got sunshine now, even if the weather forcast said we wouldn´t even be near that today :-) I hope Your cool weather continues for a while!
Have a great day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Z&M!
Yes rent it, if You like scince fiction You´ll love this one!

It is something special with geese. I think I like them so much because they fear nothing :-)
Have a great day now!
Christer.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Good morning, Christer! As usual your photo's and discription of your forest and walk were wonderful. I have not seen Avatar but I want to. I missed it at the theatres and now I'm sorry. It won't be the same on the television even though I have a large flat screen. I am wondering if it comes with the glasses if you buy it. I was hoping by now that 3-D movies would be able to be seen with those glasses that we had back in the "olden days"..:) Yep...they have had 3-D for many years and not improved enough on it to be able to film in that dimension. I will see it anyway though.
I don't know what it is about but I have a feeling that it has something to do with the destruction of our beautiful earth.
That would upset me..
Have you ever (of course you have) seen afids on roses? Not sure if that is how it is spelled..but afids suck the life out of the rose. They cover the little bud and when it is over it crumbles from it's life blood being taken and it dies and falls away. I feel, sometimes that we humans are like those afids to our earth. We are sucking it dry of it's nutrients and one day it will begin to die and nothing will be able to stop it. To not think this is true will be fatal to the life of man on this planet. We are too many...and yes, I contributed. :) Sad thought, but I believe it is true.
On that negitive note.. lol I will leave you.
Enjoy your tea.. :)
Mona

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Christer...I don't know Joyce..but what I know about her is that #1, she likes you and those she likes she loves to spoil. :) #2, I think making up this package for you give Joyce joy! Real joy! I have heard it in her tone when she has spoken of you. You have a true friend in her. Enjoy!
Mona :)

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Good evening Mona!
They don´t sell avatar with the glasses. That was a big dissapointment for many fans I´ve heard. But belive me, it is a great film anyway!

I remember those glasses :-) (they are different nowdays) I remember they showed a couple of those movies on tv and one had to buy a certain paper to get them. The 3d nowdays has much higher quality.

Yes I´ve seen those little creatures destroy roses. They seemees to live all around the world and I feel much the same about us humans. We do tend to destroy this little world of ours and we have nowhere else to go. In the movie they say that we have destroyed our world and I think we will in the end.

Joyce is a truly kind person! and I would love to be able to see her garden for real :-) It looks so amazing when seeing it on the blog!
Have a great day now!
Christer.

NinaH said...

Härliga naturbilder- både i text & bild! Och så skönt och mysigt du verkar ha det i din stuga också! Och så en god kopp te ovanpå det! Ljuvligt!
Nu ska jag snart gå och ta kvällens kopp med te här också!;-)

Caryn said...

Hi, Christer
One of the most beautiful things, to me at least, is the sound of Canada geese flying by moonlight. It evokes some sense of wilderness and every time I hear it I have to stop and listen in silence until they fade away.

Canada geese on the lawn in the daytime are a different experience altogether. :-)

It's sunny, windy and cold here. I think I will join you in a pot of tea. Have a great day now.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Tjänare Nina!
Jo här är det skönt och mysigt :-) Har aldrig ångrat flytten från Göteborg :-)
Ha det gott!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Caryn!
I love the sound of geese, but I´ve never heard them fly by moonlight. I didn´t think they flew then. Must go out in autumn when they fly back south again.

On the lawn they are a night mare :-) :-) :-)

Have a great day You too!
Christer.

Alen Trädgård said...

Härliga bilder kan riktigt känna hur det doftar från skogen efter regnet;)
Avatar var en film helt i min smak, älskade den världen också. Ha det gott/Monne

Anja said...

Hejsan Christer!
Dina bilder blir bara bättre och bättre! Dina konstnärliga gener börjar synas mer och mer!/Anja

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Tjänare Monne!
Ja det var en sådan härlig morgon! Blev lite förvånad dock över att det redan börjat titta upp små svampar ur marken.

Ja tänk att få vandra omkring i en sådan värld :-)
Ha det gott!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hejsan Anja!
Tavk skall du ha :-)
Ha det gott!
Christer.

Mikala said...

Seguramente no sepas español, pero me encantaria que tradujeras este mensaje..
Es muy apasionante la manera en que describes al bosque.
Tus fotos son geniales, fantasticas.
Te espero por mi blog artista extranjera!!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Mikala!
Well i do understand some Spanish, but I can´t write it. So I hope Your english is better than my spanish :-) :-)

I would be honored if You wanted to translate this post to spanish!!
Have a great day now!
Christer.

Perovskia said...

I hope your magical day lasted :)

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Perovskia!
It did for a while :-)
Have a great day now!
Christer.