Sunday, July 18, 2010

This morning!

It´s a cool, almost cold morning and I like it. This is how swedish summer mornings should be like, not like those hot we´ve had these last few weeks. I love it when we´ve gotten so much morning dew that it drips from our roofs and tree branches. When a thin layer of haze still hovers over the ground and not a sound can be heard fom us humans. Well You have to get up around five am to experience it though :-)


Red clover.


Angelica sylvestris, Wild angelika. Its roots once were used in medicines and You can use it to dye wool yellow. Its realtive A. archangelica is amongst other things used to spice the liqueurs Chartreuse and Benedictine. It can also be used as candy.




 The weather that was supposed to hit us like Armageddon yesterday sort of dissapointed me. I did expect more if it should be like armageddon to be honest :-) :-) We did get lots of rain for a few hours, but the thunder could just be heard from a long distance. But it hit many other places much worse and cellars were flooded in many homes and buildings.


The first raspberries.





There was nothing on tv yesterday that cought my interest, so I watched the film "Planet 51". It´s a most charming and fun film about a human astronaut landin on what he thinks is an unhabitated planet far away from earth. But what he does land on is more or less a small town much like in the US around 1950:s, but all inhabitants are green :-) At the moment a new sience fiction movie is going up on their cinemas and those aliens aren´t nice at all. I think the DVD was well worth the money it costed :-)




Oat.





I looked at an episode og Glee club last week, perhaps not one of my favourite programs but that gym teacher is really fun. That actor makes her so nicely evil :-) :-) So now those last hot days before my vacation started I stoob by my machine and hand painted a lot of things. It can get a bit boring in the long run so usually I make up stories in my head or think of funny Monty Phyton sketches :-) But this time I started to wonder how it would look like if we all started to sing and dance all of a sudden when we had arguments, troubles or what ever causes a song and dance number in one of those programs.




The old lady has spotted something. I nwonder what it is she thinks she sees, she is almost blind after all :-)



It was hilarious :-) :-) I could see my work friends in front of me suddenly starting to sing and dance (this is mostly people that never would do any of that in real life, not even when being drunk :-) :-)  ). I can´t relly go in to details about what they sang  :-) :-) But believe me, the world get so much funnier if we all could behave like we lived in a musical -) :-) I think it helps if You have a vivid imagination :-) :-)






A geranium of some kind. It has start spreading from my garden out into the fields and forest now :-)

I can see that my cup of tea is almost empty, it´s time to make a new one.
Have a great day now, I will!

Bertil ran ahead of us the last piece of our promenade and was waiting by the front door with his brother Teodor.

30 comments:

Susie på Stjärnarve said...

Det var hit Armageddon tog sig! Jag tror att jag dansat regndansen lite väl intensivt, vi fick 70 mm igår OCH elavbrott på hela Gotland.

Alen Trädgård said...

Ja vi har också fått "lagom" med regn men jag lider med dem som får sådana skyfall att deras källare blir vattenfyllda. Ha det gott/Monne

Monaxe said...

Vilka underbara foton du visar idag! Dina foton är ifs alltid bra, men idag var det verkligen något extra!
Visst är det skönt att komma ut en så tidig sommarmorgon och bara njuta av allt det vackra runt omkring, ffa njuta av tystnaden...
/Monica

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hejsan Susie!
Jag hörde att hela Gotland hade elavbrott, men inte att ni fått sådana otrokiga mängder med regn!! Problemet är väl att när det varit så torrt så länge som det varit hos er, så rinner vattnet bara bort och in i källare istället.

Hoppas nästa regn blir liite lugnare.
Ha det gott!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hejsan Monne!
Ja problemet efter så här långa torrperioder är ju att vattnet inte rinner ned i marken, utan oftast till lägsta punkten som ju är källare. Jag hoppas att de inte fick allt för mycket skador i husen!
Ha det gott!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hejsan Monica!
Tack skall du ha! Ibland hjälper verkligen naturen till med att ge bra motiv :-)

Det är den bästa stunden på hela dagen! Men jag måste erkänna att det varit tyst hela dagen idag, knappt jag tror jag har några grannar alls :-)
Ha det gott!
Christer.

oldblackcatboo said...

Christer! Today is my Birthday!
And I am Happy! I am usually depressed and sad on my other birthdays, but NOT anymore!
I woke up and let my dogs outside and the air felt a hot wet cloth hitting my face. It had been raining and now the trees are really blowing hard. There's probably a good storm blowing up!
I just hope it doesn't make me get off the computer!
Things are getting better with my little "Ralphie" and I'm going to make sure he gets lots exercise to burn off that energy!
I love how you thought about your co-workers singing! Ha! I will have the imagine that when I'm at work!
I love ALL the photos as usual, but especially the last one. That one is just precious!
Take care! - Cindi

Terria Fleming said...

Your fantasy of coworkers bursting into song and dance like in the movies is funny, mostly because I can't imagine most people acting that way either. I love the final photo of your two cats on the steps, very sweet. Hope your week is a great one.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Happy Birthday Cindi!!
It´s no use feeling bad on ones birthday, it´s there wether You want it or not :-) :-)

I hope the storm doesn´t get to bad!
Terriers has sooo much energy :-) That´s why I never have one :-) :-)

It was so fun that I started to laugh loud, but my workfriends are used to it by now :-) :-)

The first and last photo´s are my favoutites today.
Have a great birthday now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Terria!
I have troubles imagine anyone doing that in real life :-) They did everything from hiphop to dramatic tangoes in my mind :-) :-)
Have a great week You too!
Christer.

senior Bean said...

tra la la sing a little song and do a little dance and the world will be a better place.Now thats the way to think and it makes a good blog too.
Your cats are now on my dsk top thank you.
woody

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Woody!
Great to see You here again!
Perhaps I would try it first day at work after vacation? They might give me even more vacation then :-) :-)

Glad You liked that photo!
Have a great day now!
Christer.

Zoey and Me said...

I always have to move this screen on my laptop to get a better contrast of pictures. Visiting your blog is no different. It's a tad disappointing to forget to move it so each picture can be seen especially here at your blog where the countryside is so appealing. I love the last picture which really does look like a home to come home too. I think the cats and the broom make that a really warm photo. Good one Christer!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

bertyl and teodor look so comfortable and content sitting on the steps. lucky for you that the bad storms missed you. we are supposed to get rain tomorrow. i sure hope we do because watering by hand is getting tiresome. great pics today christer! joyce

ana_didi said...

Hello,
I like coming here to see your walks, your cats walkers and their dogs ... and learn new things. Oat? Is the same food they eat? I only know of oats in the box :)
Do not quite understand why you wondered your colleagues dancing. I do know what "Glee club" ... but it must have been a funny scene.
kisses
Didi

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Z&M!
That´s the only downside I can think of when it comes tomy laptop too, the screen. Otherwise it´s really fast.

Yes the last photo got really good. I got a couple of more but those became a bit blurry unfortunally.
Have a great day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Joyce!
They usually sits on those stairs every dayh when I come home from work. I do like that photo.

In hope You´ll get some rain now, It is hard work watering by hand. But I guess it´s great exercise too :-) :-)

Have a great day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Didi!
Yes oat is the thing we eat :-) This is how it looks when growing. Perhaps I should find some places to photograph the other grains too?

Sometimes it gets boring at work, so this time I imagined life like being in a musical. That was really funny. What do You think it would be like if You and Your friends suddenly bursted out into a song and dance number :-) :-)

Have a great day now!
Christer.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Hi Christer...I am way behind in my visits, I know, and I am trying to catch up.
I have been sitting here looking at all your pictures from the last couple of posts and I think these are by far the very best you have ever taken! The photo's of the animals were just gorgeous!!
It looks like the work of a professional! I loved every single one of them. Just WOW!!!

About the cloches..a woman wrote to me and I visited her blog and I got such a kick out of her cloches. She made them out of ..EVERYTHING..upside down glasses, jars ..just everything that was glass that you could see through and they were amazing. Now I am beginning to look at all those containers in the garage with new eyes! :)
I almost didn't do it as I just don't have that many around..but...hey..it was fun~
Take care, Christer...enjoy your tea!
Mona

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Mona!
It´s hard keeping track of all blogs I read now :-) :-) So I read all those I´ve read from the beginning every day and then I´ll try to catch up with all the others at the weekend :-) :-) It´s an impossible task :-) :-)

Nature sure has helped me these last days with my photographs! Haze and early morning sun makes everything look great.


I sure would need a cloch for that birdsnest I found this spring. I think it would look nice in there. I´ll keep my eyes open this vacation, perhaps I´ll find one at an auction.

Have a great day now!
Christer.

ana_didi said...

I was happy to know that oats are so beautiful. Next you'll be eating them with more satisfaction.
In his blog you can give the feeling that I'm walking through fields.
Sometimes I get dizzy even with so many discoveries.
Well. .. with the advantage of being away from mosquitoes and spiders. Mosquitoes are annoying and spiders make me very afraid.
I don't know if I'm prepared for life in the field. Would hate to see a spider in my house. I would be so scared that I would be obliged to spank her. And don't like to kill anything. Except when ants climb on me and try to bite me, there is much abuse of them.
kiss
Didi

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Didi!
I´m glad that You get that feeling, then I have managed to make this blog interesting!

I was vey afraid of spiders when I was younger, but we have no dangerous ones here and they do eat a lot of flies so now they are my friends :-) I like to have many inside my cottage :-)

Ants biting is so painful! So I kill them too :-)

Have a great day now!
Christer.

ana_didi said...

Hi again Christer,
Yesss you can make your blog a place that provokes interest :)
It is so beautiful to see the seasons changing colors and shapes of nature. I have always lived in big cities feel an immense nostalgia of it all.
(I don't know if "nostalgia" is the best word for this feeling. in Portuguese have the word "saudade" this word is more profound, more deeply than any word I know to speak in English this sense.
anyway ... I get nostalgic for lack of a better one)
Ahh see their dogs and cats walking with you is fantastic, I love it.
I wish my Jung walked with me everywhere. But he is very fearful and if anyone approaches he hides in the closet or under the bed. Just like me he is a sweet cat :)
Tell me of what color you paint your house? I was curious :)
kiss
Didi

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Didi!
I´m glad You like what I do :-) I´ll kepp on doing it as good as I can :-)

I don´t know if You in Brazil have the music style Fado? Because that´s saudad to me. I have had Portugese working friends and anothet friend that lived in Brazil for some years so I know what You mean. I had that feeling when i lived in the big city and only could be on the country side on weekends. Going home on sunday night made me feel saudad. But You are right, I don´t know of any other language that has a word describing in the right way.


I´m going to paint my cottage red (as it already is). A majority of houses on the countryside here in southern Sweden are red. We do love that color here :-)

Have a great day now!
Christer.

ana_didi said...

Christer,
Perfect! Saudade is this. If you hear a fado then know what is missing:)
Fado is a style of music typical of Portugal, not Brazil. But those who appreciate good music knows.
Will be red then. I think beautiful. In Brazil, the houses are almost always white.
But if I had a house I think to paint it green beetle:)
kisses and a good night's sleep
Didi

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Didi!
I wasn´t sure if Fado was popular in Brazil also, but You braziliens has so much other great music! One of our most popular artists has started to sing some of them here and has made some records with some of Your most popular music :-)

It would be great to have a house painted like that beetle :-)
Have a great day now!
Christer.

decareis said...

His photographs are beautiful, but that the kittens are particularly spectacular.
Has a soul, has sutilileza and simplicity.
Congratulations

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi decareis!
Thank You! I do like that cat photo too. Normally they run away when I try to take a photo of them together, but this time I was lucky :-)
Have a great day now!
Christer.

ana_didi said...

Hi Christer,

Fado was popular in Brazil but a long long time ago. In Portugal, fado is a style of music constant.
I would like to know the name of the artist and his knowledge of these versions.
I fixed my blog and now you can translate ... well you know that Google translator makes great confusions ... I hope it is readable for you.
Anyway if you have the opportunity to find this book "The amateur naturalist" I'm sure that is a perfect book for you :)
now I read your post today :)
kiss

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi didi!
Yes the popularity for Fado never ends in Portugal.

The artist name is Lisa Nilsson and she took a break from music over here and lived in Brazil for a year I think. I don´t have her recordds so I can´t say the names of the songs she has recorded.

I did actually translate most of what You had written. My knowlege of french and Google helped a lot :-) But I´ll go back and do it again.

Yes google does translate really funny sometimes :-) :-) But as long as I get the meaning of the text I manage.
Have a great day now!
Christer.