Tuesday, July 6, 2010



The strangest thing happened this morning. I was looking at comments here in my blog and started to answer them. It went ok in the beginning, but suddenly my answers started to dissapere?? Every time I answered a new comment an old answer dissapered??? I posted a comment whay I had stopped answering and I looked so it could actually be seen amongst the comments. That comment was gone when I came home after work. But I had all my answers and comments in my mailbox like always when I answers here in my blog.


Two years ago the spruces grew so tight together that nothing lived on the ground. Now small trees has started to grow there. The white flowers You can see belongs to a young Elderberry.




I know some comments dissaperes now and again here at blogger, but not so many at the same time! This has happened quite often latly so now I´m wondering about changing location. I have already started an account on the same place "Keep The Coffee Comming" is. So if this doesn´t stop soon I´ll be moving. Naturally I´ll leave my new adress here then! Anothet strange thing that has started to occure here at blogger is that I have to log in every time I´m here. It doesn´t matter that my computor logs me in automatically, it just doesn´t work! It works however in all other places I have to log in to get in to. I´m really annoyed now!!






We will soon have elections to our parliament. Normally the party leaders keep in order and stay calm over here, but this year it´s really stupid. Instead of saying what´s good with the oiwn part politcs they instead tell us what´s wrong with the other parties politics. I don´t care what they think about the other parties politics, I want to know what they want! They have also started to compete in who will give the most money to everything. It has now started to sound like children arguing. What ever You say I´ll say even more :-) :-) :-)


We have lots of butterflies flying around here now but only this one wanted to show its wings while sitting still.

Fire weeds.

I´m afraid that this behaviour paves the way for the biggest rasist party. Here in Sweden we have been blessed not to have such a filthy party in our parliament, but now they´re getting closer and closer. If they make it I will feel ashamed being swedish!


Soon we´ll have raspberries :-) Did You know that there are raspberiies that becomes blue? We have them growing in the wild here, mostly at the east coast.


I have no idea what kind of lily this is, but I do know that it isn´t a Fire lily (Lilium bulbiferum). I´ll show You a photo when most flowers are open. What ever it is, it is beautiful.

Well it´s time for a cup of tea and hopefully this won´t dissapere after posting it :-) :-)
Have a great day now!


My delphiniums are now higher than I am and I´m 180cm high (almost 6 feet).

22 comments:

caryn said...

Hi Christer
Sounds like your politicians have been taking lessons from our politicians. :-)

"That Other Party is evil incarnate and taking the country to hell in a handbasket. Our Party is blessed by God and all his angels and is the only salvation for the nation."

Bleh. No wonder people don't want to vote. Who wants to encourage that sort of behavior?

Have a great tea break. It's really, really hot here and no weather for tea in spite of what the British say. I'm for a tall frosty beverage.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Caryn!

I´m afraid that is true. They have all looked at the campaigns over at Your country :-) Still, it´s normal that over 80% of us votes

It´s much cooler and much more pleasant over here now, but I do agree with the english :-) Hot weather is perfect for hot tea :-)
Haver a great day now!
Christer.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

hi christer....we have black and red and yellow raspberries. i have all of them growing here. something is going on with blogspot the last two days. i could not publish comments, then i could and then i could not again. it is so frustrating! my problem seems to be corrected now. i hope yours gets better too. joyce

Oldfool said...

Blogger is aware of the comment problem. Apparently it is widespread as I read a lot of blogs and several others have complained as well.
Go to dashboard then to the bottom of the page to Help Resources. Click on Blogger Status and you'll find the latest updates on any problems blogger is having.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Joyce!
We got the red and yellow too, but not black.

It is really annoying these problems Blogspot has and it seemes they are getting bigger each time. I hope they solve it fast!
Have a great day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Oldfool!
Thanks for the info!
It is really annoying when I write a long answer and it just dissaperes :-) :-)
Have a great day now!
Christer.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

:) I think Caryn is right...sounds like we are having an effect with our silliness in the U.S. At least that is how it was. It still goes on..but not so much with those I favor...and personally, I am as pleased as punch with our new President. It is the first time in a long time that we have a "normal" man..if there is such a thing :) I think we have a good man..an honest man and I never thought I would see such a thing before I died. How I wish my husband had lived to see this day!
Anyway...see? You go and get political and I lost it there for a moment. I usually keep quiet about my political views. Just know what you are upset about happen all over the world. It's nuts, I know..but we have to put up with it I guess. I am just so proud and happy with the man we have in office.

I do know exactly how you feel though. I think we have ALL felt that way.

Your photo are beautiful and green and a delight to look at. And...I am glad you like my little red foot stool on my porch. :)The flowers..well..I call it my kindergarten art. :)
Mona

Susie på Stjärnarve said...

Visst har vi svarthallon! Det är det vi gotlänningar kallar salmbär och dom växer vilt här.
Det blir visserligen jättegod sylt av dom, men det är ett fruktansvärt ogräs. Dom växer lågt i långa revor och du får aldrig upp hela roten när du försöker få bort dom, utan dom delar sig och blir bara fler och fler istället!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Mona!
Yes You do have a great oresident now! He has some tough yeaars ahead of him though and this oil catastrophy didn´t help. I do hope he will sit for two terms as president! He seemes to be one of the few sane political leaders there are now!


I think that stool is cute! and the flowers are perfect on it!
Have a great day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Tjänare Susie!
Så vi har svarta hallon också?! Det visste jag inte. Dessutom trodde jag det var de blå som kallades för salmbär :-) :-) Tur att jag inte nämnde något om det i alla fall :-)


Det verkar som om alla hallonsläktingar är ogräs :-) Köpte ju trädgårds åkerbär och de skall också sprida sig något vansinnigt sägs det. De skall få växa i pallkrage :-) :-)
Ha det gott!
Christer.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Christer...I just wanted to add this morning that yesterday my entire sidebar vanished and I found it down at the bottom of my comments! Also...some of the blogs I follow have become a total strangers blog! People I have never heard of and always from some place like the Philipines. It's strange and it sort of frightens me a bit.
Nothing I do will return my sidebar! Nothing!
I do not want to change from "blogger" but I am wondering what is wrong.
Also at the top of my screen, instead of saying "Customize" they have changed it to something else..and my blog layout does not work at all! (if that makes sense)
I am as flustered as you are...and getting more and more upset.
Good luck to you on your problem.
I have not had the comment problem except it does not show the right number of comments. All day yesterday, it showed I had three, when in fact I had more than 20! Grrrrr..:(
Good luck! I am joining your great idea and taking my cup of tea out on the front porch! Wish I had your view!! :)
Mona

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Mona!
It seemes all of us using blogger has one sort of problem or another. It´s really disturbing!!

My comment counter had that problem this morning, but now it´s right again. I really hope this will end so I don´t have to move. But if not I will change location.

I hope Your problems will stop soon too!


Great idea to have Your tea at the front porch, I´ll come over and join You :-)

Have a great day now!
Christer.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

hi christer...quinoa is similar to barley but the grains are smaller. it is really good. nect time you need banana pudding ingredients remind me and i wil send you some quinoa to try!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hi Christer, Photos as always are lovely and cooling given the fact that we are still in a heat wave here on the U.S. east coast...thanks.

I read about the problems you and others are having with Blogger and this may be a solution. I use Microsoft LiveWriter to compose and upload and edit blog postings - never use blogger anymore. LiveWriter is a free download and it's not always the most cooperative, but seems to be working well for me.

If you decide to "move" your blog, you can migrate it all to Wordpress. I am working on setting up a separate photo blog there, but haven't worked on it.

And, I think the lily you showed is an oriental lily, but don't know the correct latin name.

joven said...

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Barb and Steve said...

Every once in a while I have problems with Blogger. Hope you get it straightened out soon. Politics in this country always seems to be mean-spirited & nasty. I'm sorry that yours is headed that way too.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Joven!
Sorry, but I won´t become a follower of Your blog.
Have a great day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Barb and Steve!
Nice to see You here again!


What scares me the most is that they themselves doesn´t understand how stupid they are! It isn´t strange that most people despice polititions nowdays.
Have a great day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Joyce!
Then a following question comes directly. What is barley :-) :-) I´ll look it up on the net :-)

Have a great day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Beatrice!
I´m glad You like my phots :-)


These problems are really strange! It felt like someone was at my account at the same time as I was and deleted an old comment as soon as I made a new one :-) :-) I even changed my password :-) :-)


I´ll check this livewriter later today. My computor isn´t that cooperative to be honest, so I won´t notice anything different :-) :-) :-)


I´ll get out on the net to look at oriental lilies then. I might get lucky and find it! Thanks for the tip!
Have a great day now!
Christer.

Sissy said...

Thought I'd chime in about Blogger. The past few days, it just isn't cooperating/sucks. To do a new post is an exercise of frustration. I too also get strangers' blogs coming up.

The reddish lily looks like a Tiger Lily. Mine are blooming now. Yesterday I dismantled a couple and flattened each petal with a cloth and hot iron, then placed them inside paper towels, then a book and heavy rock on top. I love to experiment with drying flowers. My hybrid daylilies petals were a failure at pressing but the spent blooms are still colorful and will be a pretty addition to the bowl of blooms I'm preparing. Google Tiger Lily and see if this is yours. From your pictures, you live in a lush paradise of summer. What really catches my eye is that nice lane your animals trod along.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Sissy!
Welcome to my part of the world!

It seemes we all have had many different problems here on blogger! I do hope it will change soon! I´m wondering if it might be a virus making all this caos?

No, it´s not a Tiger lily. I have those too and as You say they are very similar in their looks. Thanks for the tip though!

When I had my gardencentre/nursery I always got info about new products. I remember that I got a lettre about some chrystals where one would put down the flower gently and cover it with these crystals. After a week or so the flower was dried and looked exactly as it did before, but it kept all its colors too! Amazing!

I think that drying flowers is comming back big now but only a few years ago that hobby was completely gone here in Sweden.

This place is wonderful during summer, but I live close to a bog and that means flies and lots of them! Otherwise this is paradise :-)
Have a great day now!
Christer.