Friday, September 10, 2010



The dark grey clouds in the sky makes it look like late evening outside. A cold and nasty drizzle is falling and that together with a semi strong wind makes the village empty of people. I have a fire in the stove and a hot cup of tea by my side. It´s a good weather to stay indoors looking at SciFi night on channel six :-)



It was a bit to dark to take any good photos in the forest today, so all these photos I show is a couple of days old. You can click on all of them to make them bigger and hopefully better too.

I love the looks on these mushrooms. I have no idea what they are called or if they are poisounes.


I´m going to change to winter tires on my car on Monday. I know that it is a bit early but my summer tires are worn out and the old winter tires I have are worn out too. For those of You that don´t know we have to have special tires in winter that can work good in our climate. Those tires we have during summers doesn´t work good at all here during winter. They become to hard in the cold weather and it takes forever to stop when breaking. Winter tires in summer on the other hand doesn´t work good either. They become to soft and it takes forever to stop when breaking.






Normally I want studded tires because they work the best when the road is icy, but they aren´t allowed this time of year, so this winter I´ll have friction tires instead. Well the car gets more quiet anyway :-) The law says that we have to have winter tires when the weather so requires and it is the police that decides when the weather requires it so that ca vary a bit unfortunately. The fine for not having winter tires when the weather requires it is also rather high. But this year I´ll be the first one to have changed tires in time, normally it´s the other way around :-) :-) :-)






Have You noticed that we now can look on statistics here on Blogger? If You look on the page where we download our text and photos there´s a place You can click on for statistics. It shows an Overview, posts, readers and traffic sources. I ca for instance see that most of my readers lives in the USA. I have absolutely most readers there and Sweden comes far behind as number two. After that it´s Canada, Portugal and Argentina.






Most readers that comes from other blogs comes from Octoberfarm, Keep the Coffee Coming comes as second and as third comes Zoey and Me. I can also see what post have had most readers. This last week, month or from when the statistics started. Perhaps not so surprising my post of old Ernas end is my most read post. July is the month with most readers otherwise, but that isn´t so surprising since the statistics started in June :-)



Chantrelles, delicious!!!!!!!!


Well, it´s time to make some sandwiches and then to put some more firelogs in the stove.
Have a great day now!


 Clematis "The President".
 

22 comments:

Zoey and Me said...

I'm not surprised that Old Erna's passing was high traffic, your loss affected all of us who love pets. I love that toad stool mushroom in the first picture. Doesn't it almost look fake? Like plastic placed in the woods? I was really taken by it. I'll check out those stats you found. I never knew they were there. Thanks!

Chris in the Emerald City said...

Lovely wreath yesterday... It is very interesting learning about day to day things like changing to winter tires. No need to do that here. We do have a set of tire chains, but it snows so rarely here that we just stay home until it melts off the streets.

oldblackcatboo said...

I'm lucky, my tires work in all weather (at least I think they do! LOL!) I'll have to check out that "stats" stuff on my blog. I didn't know about that. Hmmm
Love the photos as always!
I went to the hardware/nursery store today to return something and ended up coming home with 3 Lilac bushes for $10.00! Do you have Lilacs where you live?
Take care! Cindi

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Christer,

Well, I don't understand why you had such problems with blogger and I would like to say that I'll check into it, but I don't know what to check into!

Anyhow, I love the photos and in looking back on the posting of the 9th I love the wreath. it is gorgeous.

Hope you are doing better now.

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

jaz@octoberfarm said...

hi christer...you will probably have to remind me to remind you to show me how to make the wreath!!! just kidding! i notice a lot of my followers leaving comments on your blog. that is so cool! i went out to the country seeking pumpkins this morning. i will post what i found over the next two days! what fun we had!!! joyce

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Z&M!
I was just thinking about how plastic that toadstool looked :-) But it is real. I love them and they often appere in paintings and drawings of old fairy tales over here.

Have a great day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Chris!
I hate changing tires every spring and autumn. Nowdays I blame my rheumatism and drives my car to the garage to get them changed :-) :-) :-) I wish our snow didn´t last longer than yours :-)

Have a great day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Cindi!
We have those all weather tires here too, but they aren´t allowed to use on cars during winter (only on smaller and bigger lorries).

Lilacs are the worst weed I know of. I have a hedge of it, around 45 yards long! Every year I hope that it will die :-) :-)But they always survives :-) :-)

Have a great day now!
Christer.

Zoey and Me said...

Thank you Christer. That's what I was trying to think of "Fairy Tale Books". That's where i saw that mushroom before. hehehe

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Sharon!
I don´t think You can do anything about that problem. I think it is a server problem somewhere. I had troubles with all blogs I read that comes from the USA. But Your was the most problematic.

I like the wreath too, but if this had been during the time I had a gardencentre/nursery I would never have allowed it to be so loosley bound.

Have a great day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Joyce!
I still remember about showing how to bound a wreath :-) I´ll try to remember picking some leafs and other stuff tomorrow morning.

Yes it was absolutly most people that came here via Your blog, the rest were way after :-)

I can imagine You trying to find the absolutly best pumpkins :-) :-)

Have a great day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Z&M!
Glad I could help :-)
Take care now!
Christer.

decareis said...

Hello Christer
The photos are more beautiful every day!
I love dragonflies and moths dating! heheheheh
Love is really beautiful!!
Take care!!

ana_didi said...

Hi Christer,
Mushrooms are lovely and most beautiful are still fried in butter:)
Ahh I also had not noticed the statistics on Blogger!
And then I'm the only one in Brazil? Ahh the Brazilians do not know what they are missing:)
kisses

Sharlene T. said...

Love the mushroom picture -- and, all the others, of course... I'm glad tire-changing is behind me... moved south where it's much warmer and year-round tires work great... I discovered the stats a few weeks ago and it's fun discovering where everyone comes from, isn't it?... come visit when you can...

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Andrea!
I think the dating went well between the dragonflies because shortly after this photo was taken they separated :-)

Have a great day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Didi!
There´s nothing better than chantrelles fried in butter :-) Sooo delicious!

No, You are actually not the only Brazilien comming here, there are three of You :-)
Have a great day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Sharlene!
I wish we had Your climate, well perhaps not the heat You have during summer then :-) :-) But I sure would like Your winters :-) :-)

It is fun looking through the statistics! But I wasn´t surprised that most readers comes from the USA.

Have a great day now!
Christer.

caryn said...

Hi Christer,
I have to say that I liked the fluffy edges on your wreath.
The President Clematis is a spectacular color blue.

I have a Jeep Wrangler with four wheel drive and "aggressive" tread on the tires so I don't change mine for winter but I remember having to get the studded ones off the car in the spring. The garage did that for me. Changing one tire was within my range of tolerance but I wasn't doing 4 at one time!

I wish lilacs would be weeds in my yard. Maybe I will try again especially if I can find three for $10. :-)
Have a great day!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Caryn!
The President is fantasticly blue and it is one of my favourites!

I hate to change tires so nowdays I always leaves the care at the garage so they does it for me :-) :-) :-)

I would have lilacs all over my garden if I didn´t keep an eye on them :-) :-) It´s a shame I can´t send rooted cuttings to You! The laws on sending living plants across the Atlantic is really hard and should be also. Otherwise You could have as many as You wished :-) :-) (that was a great price You got there!)
Have a great day now!
Christer.

Tatersmama said...

Oh my! I have stats too! I never thought of checking before, but I just did... and it's amazing!
Thank you for sharing the info!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Tatersmama!
It was quite fun finding these statistics :-)
Have a great day now!
Christer.