Saturday, September 25, 2010

Some or maybe all of my photos may be to dark to see for those of You that can´t tilt Your screen towards or away from You. I´m sorry about that but the morning was rather dark because of the fog.


It´s one of these mornings when it´s impossible to decide wether it´s cold or warm and how the day may progress. The night has been warmer than most summer nights, but now has the temperature dropped some and does that mean that it´s going to be a cold day?







The fog is laying thick around us and the humidity is so high that I can hear a constant dripping from the vegetation and our homes. But since there´s no wind it feels kind of pleasant to be out there walking. The only thing that can be heard is some cranes in a field nearby and some of the smaller birds waiting for me to fill the feeder.







My dogs are soaking wet after our walk and Teodor is quite dirty since he laid down and rolled on the gravel road when he saw us come back from the walk. Bertil however would never do such a thing, he knows he´s the king of the cottage.







I can feel the smell of smoke in my kitchen. I started a fire in the stove, not because it´s cold but to keep the high humidity outside the cottage. I have a cup of tea by the computer and when looking out the windows nothing moves out there. It feels like I might be the last person still on this planet.
Have a great day now!







By the way, do You know that the english word Window actually comes from the swedish language? Long ago we called windows for Vindöga (wind eye) here in Sweden. The english language borrowed that word and changed it to window. We swedes however stopped using that word and borrowed the word Fenster from the german language. We now days call windows for fönster :-)

20 comments:

Zoey and Me said...

Well, if you want the word window back you can have it. It now has too many definitions to mention least of all pane of glass. Dark photos today Christer. And you are right, if I leave the Planet today you will be the only one left. Such thoughts on such a rainy day here in Florida. I don't have the word "transfer" as my choices for uploading photos so I went back to the old program. I just can't figure it out. The company that services our computers here at the office I am now sure reset something on the computer which restricts us using photos on Blogger. I can't believe it would be their fault as it was working fine before they tuned it. Have a great day!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Yes, Christer, the photos are dark but that's not a bad thing because they have a great feel. Especially after reading your description of the weather you are having. Thanks for the lesson about the origin of the word window. Nice to learn something new to start the day. By the way, I really liked the sunflower photo that started the previous post (forgot to mention that sooner).

Robin Larkspur said...

Your fog photos are mysterious, but not gloomy. Missed the sunflower opening your blog today.

Alen Trädgård said...

Tycker inte att dina bilder är för mörka, det är ju så det ser ut tidigt på morgonen vid den här tiden på året på våra breddgrader:) Fast du har nog lite mer dimma än vad vi har. Nu börjar ju den tiden när vi lite grann går i ide:) Mörkt, kallt, fuktigt och grått då kan nog vem som helst få känslan av att man är ensam på jorden:) Det är tur man har sin dator haha. Ha det gott/Monne

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Z&M!
I think I would like to call our windows vindöga, but I´m afraid that I would be the only one doing it :-) :-) It´s the same with our word, means a lot now days.

I hope that it´s just a short time we´ll have it like this when uploading photos to blogger. I really don´t like it the way it is now!

Have a great day You too!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Beatrice!
I love these mornings when I feel all alone in the world :-)But I think that feeling would drive a big city person mad :-) :-)

I just learned that the word window actually came from my language :-) It was a language professor that said it on tv.

I had a photo of the sunflower today too, but that became so dark that not even I could see it no matter how I tilted the screen :-) :-) I could have made it lighter in one of the editing programs I have, but I don´t like that. I only change the size of my photos.

Have a great day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Robin!
The sunflower photo I had was to dark to use, but the sunflower will be back tomorrow again :-)

As long as I don´t have to drive in fog I just love to walk around in it.

Have a great day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Tjänare Monne!
Jo nog är det så, men på vissa datorer med den gamla skärmen som inte är platt, kan bilderna bli nästan svarta. Insåg det på jobbet en dag när jag tittade in till bloggen.

Jag trodde nog inte vi skulle få dimma idag när det var så varmt på natten. Den var till och med tjockare än vanligt :-)

Visst är det tur att man har datorn så att man ser att vi alla är kvar :-) :-)

Ha det gott!
Christer.

Zoey and Me said...

Google Blogger is great when it works, eh Christer. I think it's a button that reset on the tool bar which controls photo permission of a kind. I can't find it and I matched the computer in our art studio. It is set up the same as mine and she can load on the new format with no problem. So I guess I'm stuck unless someone experiences the same problem and can tell me what they did to remove it.

caryn said...

Hi Christer,
I love that word Vindöga, "wind-eye". I think "fenster" has a Latin root. French uses a similar word, fenetre. There's an accent mark over one of those "e"'s but my computer doesn't speak French. :-)
The photos today are lovely and dark. They remind me of late summer/early fall mornings in Maine.
It's going to be warm here today, I think. There's a nice breeze and it's partly cloudy but if the clouds go away, it will be very warm and humid. Figures. I took the air conditioner out of the window.
Have a great day.

oldblackcatboo said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE these photos!
The navy blue grey color, especially the ones with your dog.
Love love love them!
Take care, Cindi

barazile, livpåIrland said...

Hi Christer and Hi to Caryn Too!
Everyone's computer can speak French or Swedish or Danish, or whatever language you want, you can add an additional langauge to your computer and some of the non-alphabetic keys will change their function and print the letters that English doesn't have, you can read on my blog for today, 25th Sept 2010, how I added Swedish to my computer.
Hi Christer,
I actually knew this about the word Vindoga (or even vindu in Norwegian). What's interesting to me as an Irish person is that some of our words in Gaelic (Irish) are also related to the Scandinavain words, so here's a little nugget for you, the word for window in Gaelic is 'fuinneog'; it doesn't take much imagination to see how 'fuinneog' is related to 'vindog', it's just that the 'd' in 'vind' got lost somewhere along the way...
languages and words are very interesting, i have etymological dictionaries (history and origin of words) for both english and Swedish, alas none for Gaelic, as yet....
no sedish characters today though as the computer has just had a new hard drive put in, and i've not had the time to add Swedish yet today and gotta rush now to take daughters to matches ertc!!!!
love the photos, but my lord, what time do you get up!!! rhetorical question, no need to answer personal questions!!!!
regards
liz

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Z&M!
Yes when it works it´s fantastic :-) But lately it has been everything but fantastic :-) I do hope they fix all problems soon! Lets hope someone gets Your problem to then :-)

Have a great day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Caryn!
So the german language has most probably borrowed that word from the french then :-)

Our key boards has all kinds of different signs and dots, so we can write all languages that has the same letters as we do :-) But the spelling is naturally a completely different thing :-) :-) :-)

It sort of got warm today, but the humidity just got worse by that :-)

Have a great day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Cindi!
I´m glad You like them :-) It was a really nice morning :-)

Have a great day now!
Christer.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Liz!
Well I actually got up at 5:30 today :-) But these photos were taken around 7:30. It was the thick fog that made it so dark. The fog stayed all day and I had to turn on the lights already at 16:00

So there´s a link to gaelic too! Had no idea about that. It´s interesting how our different languages uses very much the same words, but since they have changed slightly it´s impossible to understand each other. I think I´ll have to get me an etymological book now!

Have a great day now!
Christer.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

All we have to do is enlarge the photo's and it is as if we are right there...it's wonderful!
Pillowcases? lol Your name is going in the hat, like it or not. :)
GREAT pictures, Christer.
Mona

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Mona!
I have to say that this camera takes really sharp photos. I think it is because they have managed to combine old technique with the new one.

You are the boss :-)

Have a great day now!
Christer.

SharleneT said...

Boy, I'm late getting to visit my Blogger friends! Love the morning, darker foggy pictures... Really helps get the feel of the place... Hope you dried Teodor well... enjoy your cup of tea...

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Sharlene!
First, where is your photo? Not that I have anything to do with why You don´t have it any longer :-) but I´m used to see You every time You comment :-)

Sometimes I feel that it is impossible to keep up commenting on all blogs I read, it takes much time to be honest. But I have decided that I will visit all blogs I read and comment them every weekend.

I like dark photos, as long as every one actually can see what they show :-) :-)

I think Teodor actually likes being dirty. As soon as I have cleaned him up he´s out there doing it again :-) :-) :-)

Have a great day now!
Christer.