Saturday, August 7, 2010


The fog that suddenly appeared here last night is coming and going. The wind is weak and the clouds above stop the fog from evaporating. The temperature is around 17,5C (63F) and I can´t decide if I think it´s enough with a t-shirt or if I should have a thin sweatshirt.







I can hear the sounds of different hammers around me. They are building garages at two neighbors and one neighbor is changing the wall on the west side of his house. But I can hear that their jobs progress slowly. It´s always a lot of neighbors that want to have a chat about how they would have done if they were building a garage or changing walls themselves:-) :-) :-)



I didn´t notice the fog comming in here yesterday evening, but when I saw it I went out to take some photos. Some photos became good others bad but it was fun doing it. The night was warm and one neighbor were still out building on his garage.



The katydids and grasshoppers are already playing their music but not a bird can be heard. This day has a feeling of waiting for something. Good or bad I don´t know, but something. If it had been hotter I would remind of a movie taking place in the southern USA. Nothing much happens in those movies in the beginning until something, like a family secret comes out and ignites the fire. But I think a couple of cicadas would be great to have to complete this feeling, but they don´t exist in this country.







But nothing will happen here, it seldom does to be honest. Most of us will stay indoors as long as the fog is in our neighborhood. Fog usually doesn´t stay like this here during summer so I guess that we now have entered early autumn. Soon my perennial sunflowers will start flowering and buds is growing on my autumn asters. Evenings are getting dark more early for every day that passes and all the geese and cranes have moved south.






But I´ll manage to drink lots of pots with tea until that is a fact :-) Today I´m thinking of trying an old hobby of mine again. If it works out fine I´ll show You in a later blog. If it doesn´t You´ll never know what it was :-) I´ll post two videos You have seen here before about how dark it is here during winter. I thought some of You living very much south would like to see how it is here around 5pm close to Christmas :-)

Have a great day now!








 

19 comments:

Zoey and Me said...

Interesting but the dark photos are what they are, too dark. The rest look really nice and I love that country feeling. So how much time is left on your vacation Christer?

ana_didi said...

Christer,
Fantastic blue world that we have today!
Well .. in their winter nights you may have to put a vest phosphorescent not only in dogs ... but also at home and in the trees! How can anyone move in such darkness?
I like to see his trio of dogs, they three together, and especially in this way among the trees, is the portal not?
You left me curious about your hobby:)
kisses
Didi

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Z&M!
I can see clearly what the dark photos show. I´ve noticed that it can depend on how much the screen is tilted. The deeper the angle is the darker the photos get.

I have next week too.
Have a great day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Didi!
I thought You might think it is a bit dark here at winter :-) :-)

I usually have a flashlight with me and my dogs finds their way anyway.

Yes it is the protal :-)

Have a great day now!
Christer.

caryn said...

Hi Christer,
Lovely speaking voice you have.
I live in the northeast USA and winter would be a darker time except we have light pollution. But it is still a bit depressing to have sunset at 4PM and sunrise at 7 AM. Before I retired I went to work in the dark and came home in the dark and didn't see the sun from November until February. Now I can see it any time I choose so winter doesn't get me down so much anymore.
The misty dark photos are beautiful.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Caryn!
Thank You :-)
I checked when the sun goes up and down here December 21 this year and it goes up 8:15 am and down 15:16. So I know very well what it is like not to see the sun for all those months.I´ll have to wait for at least 20 more years for my retirement :-) :-)

I´m glad that You can see those photo´s too. I like them a lot!
Have a great day now!
Christer.

Perovskia said...

Fantastic night shots.. and videos! It's so nice to hear your voice :) I love the dogs flashing collars.. lol. We've gotten cooler temps the past 24hrs and it's been lovely. I can't wait for fall.

decareis said...

Hello Christer
Excuse my ignorance, but how long is a day in the winter? (I mean the sun)
You then also have the phenomenon "midnight sun"? Or just in Finland?
It must be very strange, a few hours of sun.
Here it when I arrived, it was winter and the day cleared by 8 am, strange because in Brazil woke at 6 with the sun shining and a lot!
Certainly the weather and the phenomena of nature influencing the livelihoods of different people!
Good ...

decareis said...

Christer
Forgot to say that here in Portugal as well as potatoes and pork are quite common in cooking.
Of course, also cod, but my in-laws say that was formerly camida poor, but today is not poor! heheheheh
In Brazil the base is rice with beans and some meat!
See you soon

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Perovskia!
Those collars are the only things that makes it possible for me to know where my dogs are during winter :-) Naturally one of my dogs ate one collar so I have to buy a new one :-)

I would have liked this temperature we have now but less rain now during my vacation, but rather this that those terrible high temperatures You´ve had on the american continent (and big parts of Russia too).
Have a great day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Andrea!
It´s not easy to know how long the days are up here in the north. This december 21st the sun will go up 8:15 in the morning and it will go down 3:16 in the afternoon. It all has to do with earth leaning from the sun.

We have midnight sun here in Sweden too (and Norway)but where I live it gets dark a couple of hours at most.

I forgot to mention fish :-) Herring and cod is something we eat a lot. As You saym before it was a poor mans food, nowdays a poor man can´t afford fish :-)

I love Brazilian food :-)
Have a great day now!
Christer.

Kat said...

Christer,
I thoroughly enjoyed catching up with you. I haven't been on the computer much as it has been so hot and humid inside. The barns are beautiful, and I love the night view and the sound of your feet crunching as you walk on the snow. It just seems so remote.

It was great fun going with you to the sea and the island. The houses are a delight to see with the different styles and colors. I'm glad you finally visited your friend!!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Kat!
Hot and humid days are best spent with a book. What´s publiced on the internet never goes away and can be read any time when it fits better :-)

The houses is very different on the islands. I think they are so beautiful and looks large even if they are really small inside. Quite the opposite to what they try bto do nowdays :-) :-)

Have a great day now!
Christer.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Christer, glad to hear that you are happy with the new camera. I am enjoying the P90 model and would definitely try anotehr Nikon camera based on this experience. The fog shots lend a very eerie atmosphere to the photos and such a chance from the usual forest photos. Thanks.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Beatrice!
Yes I really like my Eeyor :-) I would recommend this camera to anyone!

I only wish I could have seen the fog a bit earlier. I really was to late to photograph by then, but I think they came out real good anyway. It does feel like I´m taking photos of the same things all the time now, it´s hard to surprise You nowdays :-)

It isn´t strange that people thought this fog came from the bog ladies fires :-) It just filled the area within minutes. I like that feeling I get from the photos :-)

Have a great day now!
Christer.

decareis said...

Hehehehehehe
like Brazilian food?
Or rice and beans?
hehehehehehe
know that until I felt like making

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Andrea!
Well, both of the choices :-) I had a friend that used to live in Brazil and he could make really good brazilien food. Thankfully I do love beans :-) :-)

Have a great day now!
Christer.

ana_didi said...

Hi,
Do you like Brazilian food?!
Do you know Vatapá, Carurú, Acarajé?
Are unforgettable flavors :)
kiss
Didi

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Didi!
Yes I do. But unfortunally I never learned what things were called :-) I wasn´t interested in the names, I wanted to eat :-) :-) I have also eaten Brazilian food in a restaurant in Portugal and one here in Sweden.

Christer.