Tuesday, September 7, 2010



It has been a couple of sad days here but life goes on after all. I will most probably still look around after old Erna wondering why ahe doesn´t turn up when we´re in the forest walking :-) and I will most likly take a jump when walking over her favourit green blanket in the livingroom so I won´t stumble on her (which I have several times in the past) :-) :-)






I am home from work today becvause I´m going to The town Skövde later today to meet a specialist in rheumatic diseases. I thought it was best to do that already now while I still can move around without to big troubles. If there is effective help to get to keep the pain away I want it :-) To many wait to long to get to a specialist normally.




Bertil had been out all night so he was sleeping on the couch when we took our walk. So for once Teodor decided to follow us on our walk.


The morning has been rather cold and foggy but it was wonderful to take the morning walk. We´ve had frost most mornings since last I wrote here, but today was only cold. Not a single mosquitoe or fly annoyed me and I could heare some migrating geese high up in the air.






I went to National Geographics web page when we came home and realised that my photo was choses as one of the "Daly Dozen" today. Every month they publish the photo that gets most points in the magazine and that would be fun. Anyone can vote there and I would be happy if You would vote on my photo. It´s the seventh photo in todays choises and the higher vote You give me the bigger chance I have to become the one getting published. But there are many other great photos there so be fair. You must vote for those photos before mine before You can vote on my photo. Here´s the link: Daily Dozen.





Take care now!

31 comments:

Alen Trädgård said...

Blev så sorgsen över att höra att din Erna inte är med längre. Men tyvärr så är det ju så att vi bara har dem till låns ett tag. Det är jobbigt att ha problem med lederna. hoppas att du kan få hjälp av något slag själv har jag problem med båda händerna för tillfället och har dessutom ont i halsen och huvudet så jag känner mig som en potta skit just nu;( Men förkylning brukar gå över på ett par dagar och ledvärken kan jag tyvärr inte göra så mycket åt så det är bara att bryta ihop och komma igen:)) Ha det gott/Monne

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hejsan Monne!
Man vet ju att de bara är här en kort tid och man vet hur svårt det är när de måste gå. Ändå fortsätter man att skaffa flera :-) :-)

Ja det är skit med ledvärk, men det finns värre saker att få trots allt. Jag hoppas de kan ge mig någon annan medicine som inte gör att jag får magproblem hela tiden, traven med tiningar och böcker på dass håller på att bli väl stor nu :-) :-)

Hoppas din förkylning släpper fort! Hade den förra veckan ju. Lederna får vi tyvärr leva med.
Ha det gott och krya på dig!
Christer.

Susie på Stjärnarve said...

Ville egentligen inte kommentera din förlust av Erna för jag blir lätt så känslosam. Men, vadå, det måste man kanske tillåta sig ibland!
Förlust av kära kompisar är ju en bit i att "ha djur" och man måste ta detta sorgliga också, även om det är extremt tungt. Den otroliga glädje dom skänkt oss under åren gör ju dock att man står ut, fast man kommer alltid att känna en liten tagg i hjärtat när man påminns om dom!
Det är också precis lika jobbigt att förlora ett kärt husdjur som att förlora en anhörig. I alla fall för oss djurälskare (vilket en del människor har svårt att förstå).
Måste faktiskt erkänna att både gubben och jag tycker att folk som inte gillar djur har ett gravt fel i sin personlighet. Vi känner några få, men dom har aldrig blivit - och lär aldrig bli - några närmare vänner.
Tänker på dig!
Susie

Zoey and Me said...

I voted for you lovely woodsy photo and I understand how items of Erna's will stay as reminders Christer. But they are healthy reminders. She was one of a kind and was your friend for a long time. She is happy now where she is bedded down, I'm sure. Great photos again today.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

hi christer...i voted for you too. glad to hear you are putting one foot in front of the other. it's all we can do when we are sad. hang in there! joyce

oldblackcatboo said...

Oh Christer, I tried to leave a comment before, I was so worried about you. When I read about Erna's passing, my heart broke for you. I still mourn for my Maddie even though I have a houseful of doggies. I have in my thoughts and prayers and I know that there are no words that can comfort you but you have my deepest sympathies.

I will go now and vote for your photo...all of your photos are amazing. Take care my friend!
XOXO - Cindi

ana_didi said...

Hello Christer,
Good to see you again.
Today I remembered that you were going to the doctor, the date easy to remember, because today is our Independence Day.
I hope everything goes smoothly and there is a remedy that does not bring these unpleasant side effects.
I think the medicine seems a dishonest mechanic, you're going there to fix something and they break something else for you to come back more often hummmpff
Your photo has been chosen!
I tried to vote for you but without success. Doesn't appear anywhere where it says: Click here and vote, or anything similar. Scoured the site for instructions and didn't.
Maybe my web browser is blocking a pop up?
Ahh I don't understand and got lost ... it seems that isn't this time I can give you a star.
Just a word about the loss of their beloved four-legged friend. It is a sad moment, has no word that console, I know. Have been many of those friends that I created with love and gone. But while we were together we did well, that's what matters. Just as good for me to see the affection between you and them:)
kiss
Didi

caryn said...

Hi Christer,

I was sad to read of Erna's passing. It is hard to say goodbye to such friends when they have been with us for so long but the memories remain and help us to smile.

I voted for your photo today. There were some very good photographs in the mix. You had the highest average rating of them all at the time when I looked. Good luck.

Have a good day.

decareis said...

Hello Christer,
Good diaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Who good to see you!
I could vote in your picture, but also voted dumb in others, only discovered later that he was also voting in the other instead of changing photo! hehehehehehe, but this ... I am so anxious that I sometimes muddled, but the good news is that in your photo to 1O and deservedly got because I loved her even this picture because it has beauty and has soul! heheheheh
I loved watching the Teodor walking together, do not know why but especially like it!
I will not say more not to increase the pain, but a phrase that I loved and I will post here:
"Dogs are our link to paradise. They know no malice, envy or discontent. Sit with a dog at the foot of a hill on a beautiful afternoon, it's back to Eden, where doing nothing was not boring it was peace. " (Milan Kundera)
(In memory of our best friends!)

decareis said...

Olá
Dois computadores dois votos!
Vatamos eu e Marco!
Beijos
Boma dia!!!!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Tjänare Susie!
Jag är likadan, så det var därför jag spärrade kommentarsidan först. Trodde det skulle räcka med två dagar, men de var ihärdiga. Men man kan ju inte annat än vara glad att folk bryr sig så mycket!

Ja det är ju alla de där åren som gör att man trots allt skaffar sig ett nytt husdjur och förtränger vad som obönhörligen skall hända.


Har alltid undvikit folk somm inte gillar djur, något galet är det med dem :-)
Tack skall du ha!
Ha det gott!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Z&M!
Yes Erna will stay in my head for many years to come. I still shout after my first dog Sickan sometimes and she died eight years ago :-) :-)

Have a great day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Joyce!
Thank You!
Yes, life goes on for both of us after all.
Take care!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Cindi!
My heart broke that morning too, but life goes on after all. Her sons, that had their seventh birthday yesterday, is still around and brightens my day :-)

Thank You!
Have a great day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Didi!
Yes today I was to the doctor and they think I have Bechterews disease, no cure I´m afraid. But living right and move a lot will help me fight it :-)

Above the photos there are numbers, from one to ten. Click on the points You think my picture is worth (ten ofcourse :-) :-) :-) ) and that´s all You have to do. But You have to do it on those photos that are before mine. Well not ten perhaps but some points anyway :-) :-) :-)

Yes You are so right about that! We had a good life my old Erna and I :-) and I have some fun memories of her :-)

Have a great day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Caryn!
Yes it was real tough to say good bye, but she didn´t want to live any more, she even refused to eat her favourite food, liver.

Yes there were some really great photos there today! I gave them high points too. I looked some minutes ago and it looks as if I have the second highest points, because there´s a photo from last week that has 0,01 points more than I have :-) I have to vote from work too :-) :-)

Have a great day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Andrea!
Two votes! Thank You! :-)
There were some great photos today so I can only hope that the comming photos isn´t that good :-) :-)

What a beautiful phrase :-)
Have a great day now!
Christer.

ana_didi said...

Hi Christer,
Well .. I think so ... even though the drugs are ...
I know that in such cases physiotherapy helps a lot. I have a thing called Spondylolisthesis Espondilolítica, is a real ugly word which in practice means a lot to feel pain every time and has no cure. I took lots of drugs, treatment with lights and electric shocks (small bumps nothing terrible as it may seem) and I just got better doing physiotherapy. This physiotherapy here in Brazil is called Pilates, muscle strengthening.
Today I'm fine. Of course I can not stop doing physical therapy but I like to do physical exercises and now lift weights 4 kg on each arm with ease:)
Today I am a strong woman and independent and even my glasses olive alone! :):)
Well as the photo, I only understood later (I'm kind a goofy sometimes ... something like half the day) and then I could vote for you! It was a 10, no have a star to give you but I believe it serves:)
kisses
Didi

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Didi!
You just gave me ten stars :-) Thanks!

It sounds as if we both have to do physioterapi then. But I think pilates is a bit to early for me :-) I also have to learn how to get a better posture in my back before it is to late. I´m leaning forward when I walk, like a monkey :-) :-)

Thanks for the points once again :-)
Take care!
Christer.

ana_didi said...

Yes my friend ... we are condemned to a life of athlete hahaha
Pilates is also in Sweden?
At first I was ridiculously tired but soon got used, now I love doing the exercises.
I am improving my posture but still walk like a duck :)
There is a plethora of physiotherapeutic techniques ... some of them will serve for you. The important thing is to do.
kisses
Didi

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Christer! I went and voted immediately...and totally forgot to come back and comment!! Age is beating the heck out of my memory!
I loved your photograph. The only one I thought even compared was the one of the lake...but forest has always been my choice of beautiful places.
I hope you are doing alright. Like Joyce..I hug Mele a lot!!
Mona

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

We live a tough life Didi :-) :-) So You walk like a duck and I like a monkey :-) :-) :-)

Yes, pilates is very popular over here too.

I´ll continue to use my rowing machine and take more walks, but later on I must do something more I´m afraid :-)

Take care now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Mona!
I´m just the samne, so I don´t think it has to do with age :-) :-)

I wouldn´t be dissapointed if I came second to that beautiful photo of the lake! But I´d rather win :-) :-)

Have a great day now and thank You!
Christer.

NinaH said...

Sorg & Glädje..... Så ledsamt säga adjö till vovvar- saknar vår senaste ännu (fast vi sa adjö för tolv år sen!)... Men sorgen blir annorlunda med åren....
Ledmast också med din värk! Hoppas verkligen att du kan få lindring(bot?)!.....
Men roligt höra om ditt foto på Nat. Geogr.!! Grattis! Måste genast ta mig dit & rösta!;-)

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Tjänare Nina!
Jo det är ju tungt att ta farväl av en gammal vän. Men det händer fortfarande att jag står och ropar efter Sickan som dog för åtta år sedan :-) :-)

Ingen bot finns direkt, men det går att hålla i schack. Berättar mer om det på torsdag.

Det är en hård kamp just nu. Ligger tvåa eller trea just nu :-)

Ha det gott!
Christer.

HermitJim said...

My friend, beautiful pictures as usual! You seem to have a good eye for composition and subject matter!

Hope you get an effective treatment for your ailment soon!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Jim!
Thank You!

I´ll tell You all about it tomorrow!
Have a great day now!
Christer.

Sharlene T. said...

Christer, I am so sorry about Erna's passing... yes, life goes on but we still hurt... I was very glad to hear that her sons will still be taking morning walks with you... it was my birthday, yesterday, and unfortunately,by the time I went to the site to vote for your picture, it was closed out... I would have given you a ten, though... I feel bad that I couldn't vote because your work is absolutely fabulous...

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Sharlene!

Congratulations on Your Birthday a bit late then :-) :-)

You can still vote for it if You want to, but You must vote through all other photos before that to be able to vote on mine :-)

Yes Orvar, Hector and I will continue to walk around in our forest :-)
Have a great day now!
Christer.

Barb and Steve said...

So sorry to hear of your loss Christer. It is so hard to lose a pet (friend). I will go to the website to vote now.
Take care
Barb

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Barb!
Yes it is tough, but still I keep on having more :-)

Thanks for voting :-)
Have a great day now!
Christer.