Friday, August 27, 2010



I have put a translation bar in top of my blog and it should work for all languages now for those of You that doesn´t read English, but we all know how Google translates :-) :-) But if it doesn´t work at all please tell me so I can try to do something about it. Now I see that I also have a translation bar on the top right side too :-) :-)


The Goldenrod is almost luminous before the sunrise.




It´s getting darker and darker here now when autumn is comming. Now it´s dark already at 10pm and it´s dark when I get up in the morning around 5am.  Soon it will be dark when I leave home for work and when I get home after work. Well it´s not like that until November I think but I hate just knowing that it is comming. I´ll have to buy a new flashing collar for one of my dogs this winter, because someone of my dogs chewed on one of the collars :-) Thankfully he/she missed the batteries!






I went to the hospital to leave some blood before my visit to the rheumatic specialist I´m going to on September 7. While waiting for my turn I started to think about the comming head shave and realised that it perhaps would be better if I waited until after that visit :-) I really don´t want to scare any one with how I look then :-) :-) So You´ll have to wait another week until I can take photos of my shaved head :-)




When mushrooms grows like this, in a cirkle (well almost anyway), we call it a Witch ring. It gives bad luck if You pick the mushrooms from the centre and outwards instead for the opposite.


I have a vague memory of promising someone to do something tomorrow, but I have no idea to whom I gave this promise or what I promised to do :-) :-) It might have been something to do with a phone call, but that doesn´t help if I can´t remember anything more :-) I can also be that I remember that big branch that broke on our crab apple tree, because we removed that last Saturday :-) :-)



This is what we call a Corpse mushroom. Smells like rotten flesh and we have unfortunally lots of them. Flies loves it and the scientiffic name really tells what it looks like, Phallus impudícus :-) :-)



I have a fresh pot of tea beside me and perhaps that will help me to remember what it is I have forgotten, or not forgotten if it is that branch that still is stuck in my head :-) But now when I am thinking. It might be those clematis cuttings I promised to take to their new owners. I think I might have said I would bring them on Saturday if I forgot to do it during the week. I brought them with me today so it might be that I have done what I promised to do :-) I got two plants with me home too, two Perovskia or Russian sage. You never go empty handed if You visit a garden freak :-) :-)






Well it´s time to leave You all so I can drink my tea and have a sandwich or two.
Have a great day now!


22 comments:

Alen Trädgård said...

Nu har jag haft det riktigt roligt en stund, jag testade översättningsknappen:)) Man fattar ju visserligen innebörden i meningarna men för övrigt.....:)) Nåja jag tror att jag läser på engelska även i fortsättningen annars kommer jag nog att skratta ihjäl mig:) Vad är det jag hör ska du raka av dig håret? En test eller vad?
Ha det gott/Monne

Chris in the Emerald City said...

The Corpse mushroom is very.... interesting. Love the witch ring, but I call them Faerie rings. Really nice colony growing on the tree stump. Are those edible?

Peace,
Chris.....

caryn said...

Hi Christer,
More interesting mushroom pics today. We called the mushroom circles Fairy Rings. There were no tales of bad luck associated with them. Usually we found them near oaks that had a little door shaped hole in the trunks right at ground level. Sometimes the hole was healed over and sometimes not. I think we decided those were fairy houses.
We've had a lot of rain the last few days so maybe we will have some mushrooms now.
Thank you for reminding me that I have to get reflective leash and collar for my dog. He blends into all the surrounding growth.
Have a great day.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Tjänare Monne!
Visst är det roligt att använda översättaren :-) :-) :-) Ännu roligare blir det om man skriver en text och översätter den fram och tillbaka ett öpar gånger. Senast skrattade jag så jag grät för det var inte alls samma text längre :-) :-) :-)

Jag brukar raka av håret en eller två gånger per år eftersom pulverlack, svett och långre hår bildar en yta av betong :-) :-) Det sitter kvar i dagar efteråt. Men rakar jag av håret räcker det med att sätta huvudet under en kran för att skölja bort det.
Ha det gott!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Chris!
That is one way to describe the Corpse mushroom :-) :-) :-) It´s even more interesting when up to twenty grows beside each other :-) :-) The smell is just awful though.

No those mushrooms are amongst the most deadly we have here. But they turn yellow and then they are just beautiful. Fairy ring sounds nicer :-)


Have a great day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Caryn!
There are so many mushrooms out there now that it´s almost impossible not to walk on lots of them.

Here those witch rings can be found everywhere. I usually have one here in my lawn.

I can´t see my dogs at all here during the winter if they doesn´t have those collars. Three big black dogs in a black surrounding :-) :-)

Have a great day now!
Christer.

Zoey and Me said...

It's a Shrooom Forrest Christer. Never saw so many pictures of mushrooms in the same country setting. And one photo above the closed portal looks metalic. Cool though . . . no pun intended. Lot's of photos today. How's your new hip doing? Is that also being tested next week?

Sharlene T. said...

Love the variety of mushrooms you have there, Christer... we call them Faery Rings, too, but can't remember bad things happening around them... just remember that you are supposed to be able to catch a Faery dancing in the ring if you look close enough... enjoy your tea... look forward to your next visit

oldblackcatboo said...

You sound like me! I'm always afraid that I'm forgetting something, so I have to write everything down.
I agree, when it starts getting dark so early, it's kinda depressing.
Why do you have to shave your head? For the tests? Hmmm, sorry to hear that.
Take care, Cindi

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Z&M!
And there´s still lots of mushrooms I haven´t taken photos of yet :-) All these mushrooms are within an area around 150 x 100 yards.

My hip works great! Works without any problems, but it looks as if my leg got 2/3 inch longer tham before :-)

No, the visit to the specialist is so I can prevent to much damage on the rest of my joints in my body. Psoriasis artheritis attacks the grid in the joints and destroyes it and is rather painful too.

Have a great day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Sharlene!
Still there lots of different mushrooms I haven´t shown You yet :-)

Couldn´t see any fairy in this one, perhaps I should get out there in the early morning fog :-)

I´ll pop over soon!
Have a great day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Cindi!
I always forget things, even the notes I make to remember the things I must remember :-) :-)

Powderpaint, sweat and longer hair is no good combination :-) The powder paint gets like concrete on my scalp and can be har to remove. So even if I was my hair every day I still have powder in my hair. So once or twice every year I shave off my hair. Then I only have to put my head benieth a water tap an rince it away.

Have a great day now!
Christer.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

hi christer....we call those mushrooms fairy circles. they are quite special and symbolize good luck. teddy almost ate a battery when she was about 4 months old. it was quite chaotic until we realized she had not ingested it! i can't wait to see the shaved head pic! joyce

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Joyce!
I got rather worried about the batteries here too, but then I found them on the floor.

You´ll have to wait for one more week to see my shaved head then :-)

Have a great day now!
Christer.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh dear! What's with the shaved head thing??? Why would you do that? What on earth did I miss!
Sheesh!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Mona!
I shave off my hair once or twice every year because the powderpaint stucks too good on my head if I have to long hair and sweats while working.

Take care now!
Christer.

isabella cake said...

The translation toolbar is really great! I am scared by the witch ring in your garden. It makes my whole body frightened. Your garden is full of mushrooms. Is there a variety of mushroom that you can eat there?

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Isabella!
I´m glad that You like the translation bar! But it does translate funny sometimes :-)

All these mushrooms You see grows in the forest, not my garden. I have mushrooms there too, but not that many :-)I usually write if I know if they are edible.


There´s nothing to be afraid of when it comes to witch rings, it´s just the way some mushrooms grows.

Have a great day now!
Christer.

rose platinum said...

I really love the witch ring and it really makes me scared sometimes especially when its getting dark in a forest and seeing one of those. I imagine sometimes that the tale is really true what a childish action don’t you think? Lol, great blog of yours and I really enjoyed reading it.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi rose platinum and welcome to my blog:-)
I´m glad You like what I do here :-)

No it´s not childish, only natural. It´s easy to believe all those old tales when going in a dark forest. If it at the same time gets foggy one does understand how people felt back in the days when these tales were the truth.

Have a great day now!
Christer.

melanie duck said...

I totally agree to you that that translation bar translate funny sometimes. But thanks for the idea on having that one in my own site. I really got troubled understanding different language and sometimes I cannot reply even if I want to. I really love the witch ring. They say that mushroom in your place means that you are having a good soil.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Melanie duck and welcome to my blog :-)

I laugh so much that tears comes when I read how it translates my writing :-) :-) :-) Now days I only translate what I read, but writes in english when I comment on a blog. It can be so totally wrong sometimes :-)

Yes we say that, but it´s not especially true to be honest :-)

Have a great day and welcome back!
Christer.