Sunday, June 13, 2010

Well it´s not the ocean :-) But it is as close as I can get. I have to finish this area next year when I´m allowed to start digging again.


I´m sitting in my kitchen waiting for my pot of tea to be clear. We walked our morning walk quite early and there were no wind and no rain. Mosquitoes had a party on me but after being bitten several times we get immune towards them so the bites doesn´t itch any more. Now it´s the sound of them flying that gives the most irritation :-) :-)






Bertil followed us in to the part of forest he was afraid of before, but he must have realised that no fox will come close to us as long as my dogs are with us. But we did surprise one on our way home. Hector loves foxes, he played with one all summer a couple of years ago. The young fox hadn´t learned that dogs can be dangerous yet and now Hector belives that all foxes loves him :-) That fox is long gone I´m afraid, but Hector still hopes that they will play with him :-) :-)







The World Cup in soccer is going on now down in South Africa and I have to congratulate You from the US! Your team played real well yesterday evening and got 1-1 towards England. England is always one of the favourites and to be honest has one of the best teams in the world! I do hope the world have under estimated the US team :-) I hope they go all the way to the finals :-) I also hope Denmark will that, so now You know my favourite teams :-)







Now it´s time for a cup of tea and then I think I´ll take a small nap.
Have a great day now, I will!



A potentilla of some kind.


21 comments:

Vittran said...

Hej!
Jag kollade vildsåteln som vi har på en äng en bit in i skogen imorse. Ingen blåst inget regn och faktiskt inga mygg, och ingen katt med på promenaden heller. Lilla Cleo vill gärna gå med men eftersom det kan finnas andra med hundar i skogen vill jag inte ha med henne.
Vad kul att ha en räv som kompis till hunden. Det skulle nog lilla Pelle också ha gillat. Han som försökte jaga vildsvin förra veckan.

Nu vet du vad ska göra nästa år om du verkligen ska göra dammen större. Jag tycker att den ser bra ut som den är.
Ser på bilderna att växtligenheten frodas även hos dig.
Visst skulle det vara skönt med en liten sovstund nu men blir nog tvungen att gå ut och fixa lite nu när vädret tillåter det.
Ha en bra dag!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Tjänare Vittran!
Inga mygg?? Fast det förstås, jag bor bredvid en mosse med mämngder av små dammar och djuphål där de verkligen kan växa till sig :-)

Här finns ju bara hundar som mina katter känner och skulle de inte gilla dem kan de alltid klättra upp på mig :-) :-)

Hector gillade verkligen den räven, de verkade ha samma sätt. Hector är inte den keliga eller allt för sociala typen, så en räv passade nog bra :-)


Tanken är att jag skall göra i ordning lite plantering runt dammen. Lite buskar och ormbunkar och sådant. Min inspiration till dammen kom från ett djuphål i ett dike vi har här :-) Inte så mycket blommor runt alltså.
Ha det gott!
Christer.

Zoey and Me said...

These country photos get better and better. YOUR POND! I missed it this year. Looks really great. Thanks for including it today. How much work will it take to get it where you want it? I think the lawn surrounding it makes it look so peaceful a setting. I bet you will enjoy it this summer. Be careful with the Fox. Hector might come home with a bloody nose.

Sharlene T. said...

Don't see how you can adapt to mosquitos. Maybe if you collect enough, you can make a soup! LOL...lovely garden walk, today. I listened to ABBA last night on my drive home. Were they from your neck of the woods, or am I totally off? Have a nice cuppa tea.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Z&M!
I thought You might like a photo of the pond :-) I´m not sure how much work really. But I will dig away the lawn around it, put a ground cover the soil and then fill up the area with bought soil. I want to avoid as much of the weeds and grasses as possible in the beginning.


As long as we get some sun I will enjoy summer and the pond :-) I don´t think a bloody nose is to expect, but there´s always the risk of my dogs getting Fox scabies.
Have a great day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Sharlene!
The body gets used to the chemicals that makes the itching so after a while it doesn´t feel that bad. But You have to get bitten a lot in the beginning :-) :-)

Abba were swedish :-)Back then they were popular all over the world, but not here. They were looked upon as to glamourus. Back then the sweeds were very much to the left when it came to politics. I however never understood that it was a bad thing liking them :-) :-) They was and still is my favourite group of them all!
Have a great day now!
Christer.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

hi christer...the pond looks wonderful! i wonder if the dogs will try to swim in it? the brits must be pissed about letting in such a soft goal to the USA but good for us! we had a good second half! i add the cornstarch because it works as a thickener. i don't like my pies too thick or too runny...they must be just right! joyce

NinaH said...

Hoppas teet blev gott?;-)
VA???? Jag har missat fotbollen helt hittills (kan du förstå att en del kan det???;-)...). Men uj?! 1-1 mellan England och USA... Jojo.... Tiderna förändras!;-) Congratulations USA!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Joyce!
Even though my dogs are at least a third New Foundland they hate to swim or even come close to water :-) :-) They only like it if it´s really muddy it seemes :-) :-)

It´s not easy to be the english goal keeper right now. The english people wants his head on a plate :-) :-) :-)

I thought it might be whay You added starch to the pies, but I wasn´sure at all. Runny pies is anything but nice, so I think I´ll do that too.
Have a great day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Tjänare Nina!
Jodå, teet blev väldigt gott :-)

Kan mycket väl förstå att du missat vw hittils, jag är ingen jättefan av det heller, men det är något med världsmästerskap som gör att jag brukar kika en del ändå :-)


Tycker det är roligt när det inte alltid är samma gäng som vinner hela tiden. Dags att riva ned de gamla från tronrn nu :-)
Ha det gott!
Christer.

LjusneLotta said...

Christer, en damm kan bli för stor.....just nu håller vi på o bygger en konstgjord ö till våran för o ge skugga. Men annars är vattnet bättre i år, det kokar av fisk i dammen så jag får nog börja sälja. Mira är faktiskt jättetuff med vatten hon går gärna ut i sjöar till magen i alla fall, hahaha. Sen får simson hämta alla slängda pinnar på djupare vatten o hon försöker sno dom när han får fotfäste. Simson däremot är ett blötdjur som gärna simmar, biter i vattenstrålen o inte skyr att bli dränkt "katt". Nu bär det ut i stall o hönshus för o se om jag har nått material till min Ö. Jag har föreslagit en liten by, men KJ vägrar, en liten miniatyr av vår tomt då??? Nåja en ö blire i alla fall. Ha det gott, mata inte alla mygg.
Kram LjusneLotta & Co

LjusneLotta said...

Glömde!!! Grinden fotot är jättevackert du får börja som säljande Fotograf. Kram igen........

Pam said...

My dad made a pond in our huge backyard when I was a kid. He added bass and we would go out and throw them bread. It had a rock garden and little waterfall that was fed by a spring farther up. Your pictures have reminded me of it. Lovely place...I enjoyed reading!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

We had though about putting in a pond here and maybe adding some fish, but decided it would be extra work. So instead we're planting another wildflower garden. Actually just clearing an area and scattering seeds and "see" what happens. Did this last year with great results and not too much effort.

Like you I dislike the buzzing of mosquitoes and worse yet their bite cause they seem to always "get" me. I never seem to get used to them.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Tjänare Lotta!
Gick och tänkte på er idag :-) Hoppas jag kan komma upp somm jag tänkt, men jag måste fixa på huset. Lite brädbyte och målning.

Kan inte förstå att KJ vägrar en liten by :-) Fast det kan bli riktigt fint faktiskt.

Min damm skall inte bli större dock, utan jag vill få ordning på ytan runt ikring den.

Jag har ju några fiskar i min med, men det är ju bara för att minska myggeländet. Fast med en sommar som denna kunde det ju lika gärna kvittat :-) :-) :-)

Folk verkar gilla mina bilder, men jag tror inte kameran duger till att göra bilder till försäljning. Då får jag allt skaffa en digital systemkamera istället. Kommer att ha råd med det 2023 tror jag :-) :-) :-)
Ha det riktigt gott!
Kram, Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Pam!
Must have been a rather big pond then, if You could have bass in it. Did he sit there and fish them on summer night too? That would be fantastic.

I wish I could lead water from a creek or spring to my pond, but it´s rather far to any of that here.
I´m glad You like it here!
Have a great day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Beatrice!
It´s actually not that much extra work to have a small pond like mine. Especially if one doesn´t have any fish in it. But without fish it will surly become a mosquitoe nursery :-) :-) A wildflower garden is so beautiful so I can understand why You shoosed that!

Yes the buzzing from mosquitoes are nasty. I can hear them but nor see them and that drives me crazy :-) :-) The itching is not that bad now, but I have been bitten a lot until it got reduced. Now I don´t think about it that much at all.
Have a great day now!
Christer.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Your pond is beautiful, Christer. And why are you not allowed to dig. I don't understand?

Also...that gate. For some reason I love gates..and am in the process of looking for one at garage sales. I did find an old iron one at an estate sale and it is now on my patio with vines beginning to cover it... :)

Perovskia said...

I love the pond. Any fish?

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Mona!
It´s the hip surgery that stops me from digging this year. The metal and bone must heal together. But I´ll dig next summer instead :-)


Old gates are beautiful! They nake them like that nowdays and I often paint them at work :-) They are even more beautiful when it grows vines on them! Mine is made from tree and is in a bad shape to be honest, but I like it that way :-)
Have a great day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Perovskia!
Yes I have some fish in it during summer, I don´t want more mosquitoes here :-) :-) :-) But they go back to the aquarium during winter.
Take care now!
Christer.