Thursday, August 19, 2010

It´s a rather nice evening. The sun is shining, the wind is weak and it´s warm. The grasshoppers and katydids hasn´t started their music yet and a few birds sing their winter songs. The magpies are sitting in the apple tree behind me waiting for their chance to fly in to my kitchen to grab some cat food from my kitchen table just beside the open kitchen door.

White toadstool, very deadly but beautiful.
This is some kind of fungus, but I have never seen it before in my life.

The old lady Erna can´t decide whether she wants to be outside or not, so as soon as I close the door she walks to it so she can get out again. She stays there for ten minutes and then comes in again. Just to come back when I have closed the door again. Today she´s worse than my cats usually are :-) :-) Hector is upstairs as usual sleeping on my bed and Orvar chews a bone in the living room. Both Bertil and Teodor have decided that outside is the best place to be.

This fungus gets brown after a while and then it looks like something my dogs could have left on a bad day :-)

I saw my first Golden eagle this morning on my way to work. It was a young one sitting by the road eating on a run over hare. It is a magnificent bird and I´m happy that it lifted before I came close. I had heard that we have rather many around here but never seen any. We also have Sea eagles here and they are even bigger. I hope I can see one of those too soon.

This is also some kind of fungus and it seems to become more common the more rain we get.

I want to apologise that I haven´t visit many of You these last days, but I have had troubles slowing down time :-) I don´t know how some people seems to be able to do all they want during the days to be honest. When do they sleep? But I do hope I will get better visiting You all when everything falls back in my daily routines again.

Orpine (Hylotelephium telephium). We call it "Love wort" over here. It´s more known as a red flower though. 

One of my perennial sunflowers, Maximilians sunflower (Helianthus maximilliani).

Tigerlily, Lilium lancifolium.

I see that it´s time to refill my cup with more tea!
Have a great day now!


Chris in the Emerald City said...

Lovely tigerlily, and beautiful mushrooms and fungi! You have so many of them there. My boys tell me that those sort of weird fungi are actually alien life forms.

I miss having furry pets, just have freshwater fish and hermit crabs now.

Hoping Life slows down a bit for you soon!


Susie på Stjärnarve said...

Visst är det underbart att bo i Sverige där man kan vandra var som helst i naturen och få se dom mest fantastiska saker.
Förra sommaren var vi ute på en udde i havet och vid en äng såg jag en stor brun stock som stod lutad mot en sten.
Men så såg jag att "stocken" hade ett litet huvud som vred sig mot oss och Penny. Snabbt som ögat hämtade vi in hunden (hon väger bara 6 kg) så att inte havsörnen skulle ta med sig henne. Då lyfte fågeln och flög lågt ut över havet. Den var enormt stor och otroligt magnifik!

NinaH said...

Great pictures!
And waoo - all those great birds you get to meet!
Now I will tell you a secret: I ( one of those who....) don´t sleep that much!;-) But I guess you knew that already?!;-)

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Chris!
I didn´t understand that we had especially many different species of mushrooms and fungi before I started this blog :-) Still I haven´t photographed especially many :-) :-) Well I´m not sure if they are aliens, but they do look strange and they are neither animals nor plants.

It´s always hectic the first week after vacation, so I hope I´ll get back in all my routines by next week.
Have a great day now!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Tjänare Susie!
Ja vi har det fantastiskt bra här!

Grannen är alltid orolig för sin lilla drever när han ligger ute och har det gott. De ser örnar ofta här, jag har bara sett en :-) :-) Havsörnar är otroligt vackra så jag hoppas få se en snart!
Ha det gott!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Nina!
Yes I know that by now :-) :-) I need at least seven hours of sleep if I´m going to funktion properly :-)

Have a great day now!

HelenJ said...

Så underbart att få se de stora fåglarna! Och dessutom så nära att de går att artbestämma.
Gillar dina svampbilder skarpt också - tänk så härliga färger och former det finns i naturen!
Ha det bra

NinaVästerplana said...

Hej! Nu var det jättelängesen jag läste några bloggar.... har alldeles för mycket roligt o göra ute i trädgården när jag är ledig. Men det blir väl mörkt o kallt snart igen så blir bloggvärlden säkert mer lockande igen ;-)
Såg två jättestora fåglar som gledflög över Västerplana förra veckan.... kan ha varit örnar... De finns ju utanför Kållandsö.
Ha´t himla gôrgôtt

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Tjänare Helen!
Ja de är otroliga egentligen. Vanligtvis ser man ju dem bara långt uppe i luften och då kan det ju vara vad som helst :-)

Framförallt svampar kan ju vara explosiva i sina färger :-)

Ha det gott!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Tjänare Nina!
Har inte gjort mycket i trädgården i år. Får ta igen det nästa år istället :-)

Det var säkerligen örnar du såg, här finns det ju mest uppe vid hornborgarsjön och brukar visst titta hit då och då.
Ha det gott!

ana_didi said...

Hi Christer,
Again I must say:
Wow what beautiful pictures!
You must be tired of hearing it:) But yes, I always feel beautiful when I'm in here delighted to meet so many new things and all beautiful.
Stay well and do not apologize for not having time to return the visit, I believe we can all understand that.
ps: the first white mushroom reminded me Star Trek / that of Captain Kirk and Dr. Spock :)

Ann said...

You need to do an album of your mushroom and fungi photos-they are magical, it is so special that you have captured them since they are so evanescent-look forward to your posts each day. Angie

jaz@octoberfarm said...

hi christer....beautiful pics. mushrooms are something i never get tired of seeing. it looks like you had a beautiful day. sometimes i think i get most of my exercise going to and from all of the doors that teddy opens and then i close them and then she opens them and then i close them again. we do this from sunrise to sunset every single day! puppies need to learn how to close doors too! jouce

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Didi!
Thank You :-)
But it feels boring when I just can´t get the time to visit ou all! But hopefully I´ll soon be back on track again :-)

It really look like something from those movies :-) :-)

Have a great day now!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Angie!
I usually delete all my photos after a week or so, they do take too much space in my computer. I deleted 1,7 GB just a couple of days ago. All these mushrooms will show up next year again out there in the forest, so I can take more photos of them then :-)

Have a great day now!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Joyce!
It was a real nice evening so I had to enjoy it while I could. Lots of more rain is on its way they say.

Thankfully I don´t have that many doors here :-) But it would be great if they could learn how to close the entrence door if they would like to get out in the middle of the night. I could keep on sleeping and no mosquitoes could then get in to my home :-) :-)
Have a great day now!

caryn said...

Hi Christer,
Love the tigerlily photo. They are one of my favorite flowers from my childhood. We had them growing with something I always called Lemon Lilies but I don't know the Latin name. The little bulbils that grow in the leaf axils always fascinated me.
There are a few Bald Eagles here but I don't see them so often. Mostly I have Red Tail Hawks, a Screech Owl, and a Cooper's Hawk. I also have a huge flock of wild turkeys living down back and they are quite impressive when they walk down the street. I think if they are living down there, the coyotes must have moved on to another neighborhood.
Have a good day.

Anonymous said...

I gave up with the door thing and pets. We leave the back porch door open for Zoey and Maggy to wonder in and out in the mornings. That is where their litter boxes are. But if closed, they want in, then closed again, they want out. It's rediculous. Mom and Pop ferral cats are gone. Left town a week ago. Now all we see are the four kittens. But that's nice. They eat and then lounge on the steps in front of the house like they own the place. Enjoy your tea!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Caryn!
I do like tiger lilies, they are so different from anything else I have in my garden. Those little bulbs are fantastic! Just throw them somewhere in the garden and You´ll have several more lilies :-) Easy to send to others in lettres too if anyone wants some lilies :-)

It would be great to see a Bald eagle in the wild! But then I have to travel over to Your continent. We have some other birds of that kind too around here, but I´m useless when it comes to teall what´s what :-)

I wish we had turkeys over here. They really are magnificent! Well sometimes we have, when they have escaped from a turkey farm :-) :-)

Have a great day now!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Z&M!
There´s no animals that can drive You crazy with door opening like cats can :-) :-)

So the old ones has left! I thought that atleast mother cat would stay. I do hope the kittenswill have a good life!
Have a great day now!