Sunday, October 3, 2010

I think we had storm strength on the winds last night. I could hear the roaring sound from the wind in the trees but since my cottage was sheltered by the forest the wind never reached my home. I love that sound especially when I´m falling asleep late at night. But I guess it´s a totally different thing if You live in tornado areas. Then I can imagine that the sound of storms are quite worrying.

They are cleaning out the ditches in the area. 

The entrance to the Forbidden Forest. I call this place so because this is the only place out here where I can feel that I´m not welcome. I did walk in there once and something made me feel really unpleasant. I tried to go in there one more time but I got the same feeling, so now I avoid to come even close to it.
This is one of the most delicious mushrooms You can find here! It´s the Hedgehog mushroom (in swedish it´s called Thorny mushroom). It has gotten its name because of the "thorns" You can see in this photo. They aren´t thorns really and falls of as soon as You touch them. It´s sooo delicious!

It´s still blowing quite hard outside so we went down to the creek as the road there also is sheltered by the forest. It was a cool morning and the sun was fighting its way through the clouds when we started our walk. Bertil didn´t follow us this morning, he had been out all night so he was sound asleep when I shut the door behind us. 

The sun broke through the clouds just before we were leaving the forest :-) I was hoping for that when we started our walk, because it´s a magical feeling down there when that happens in the morning.

We had almost reached the end of the creek in the forest when the sun finally broke through the clouds for real and after that it got quite pleasant when we walked out to the open fields. Just before we´re leaving the creek there´s a spot where the ground almost always is a bit muddy and lots of tracks from the wild life can be found. It has been rather dry here lately so I could only see one track from what I think came from a Red deer. It was slightly smaller than a track from a moose and a bit more slim, moose often spread their toes when walking so it can be rather wide.

This and the following photos were taken yesterday afternoon on our walk towards the bog.

I have made a new blog at Word Press now, but that doesn´t mean that I´ll start using it now though. I like how it works there but there´s one rather big problem for me since I show a lot of photos. I´m only allowed to use 1 megabyte for other things than text. That means that I barley can put in four photos every time I post something there. I could of course make several postings in a row to get around that problem. But as it is now I do hope the problems here at Blogspot gets solved soon!

I had not a single problem when downloading my photos today! It was done quickly too?! I do hope the downloading problem is gone now!

I have a fire in the stove, a pot of hot tea by my side, one cat (Teodor) sleeping on the kitchen sofa on the other side of the kitchen table and Orvar sleeping just behind the chair I´m sitting in. Hector sleeps upstairs in my bed and Bertil in the sofa in the living room. It´s a pleasant morning.
Have a great day now!


Karin SKARA said...

Lika magiskt som vanligt, att vandra med dig på din Blogg. Sagt det förut men tål att upprepas, du är en bra fotograf som fångar det lilla, likaväl som det stora på bästa sätt.
Tack för att du delar med dig
Karin //

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hej Karin!
Tack skall du ha :-) Jag har verkligen hittat en hobby jag gillar :-)

Ha det riktigt gott!

Anonymous said...

It looks beautiful over there this morning. And what a scarry place you show that you dare not go. Me either. I would stay put too. But it does pump up the curious receptors. I love anything curious like that. I wouldn't work well either with WordPress if you had a 1M limit. That would be as frustrating as blogger not allowing photos. So I stay put for now and use the old program until they cancel that one on me, then I'll have to decide.

Alen Trädgård said...

Säger som Karin, magiska bilder! Vad läskigt att du mår obehagligt i "förbjudna skogen" men det finns krafter och fenomen som man inte rår över. Det är lika bra att inte utmana ödet. Ha det gott/Monne

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Z&M!
It is rather nice here today, despite the strong winds we´re having.

I don´t think one should ignore such feelings, even if they turn out to be wrong later on. The place doesn´t want me there so I obey :-)

It is 1M per post You are making, so since You only post one photo per post You would do fine on Word Press. If the photo would be to big just reduce it in size and make a Jpeg photo of it. But today everything worked just fine.

Have a great day now!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Tjänare Monne!
Tack, tack :-)

Ja vissa saker kan man inte bara förklara, så jag håller mig borta från den platsen. Känner riktigt obehag när jag gått där!

Ha det gott du också!

Susie på Stjärnarve said...

Vad obehagligt, det där med den förbjudna skogen! Här har jag ännu inte kommit till något sådant ställe, trots att vi besökt både gamla avrättningsplatser och massor av fornlämningar av alla de slag.

Bilderna är höstliga och vackra, fast jag är glad över att jag inte gillar svamp - vilket jag också talar om för alla som ska bjuda på mat just nu.
Och även om jag gillade svamp skulle jag aldrig våga äta såna som andra "svampkännare" plockat!

Susie på Stjärnarve said...

Glömde att fråga; Hur gick det på fototävlingen?

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Tjänare Susie!
Ja där vill jag inte gå i onödan. Även gamla Erna ville undvika området. Något galet är det där.

Jag har faktiskt ringt till giftinformationscentralen en gång efter att ha ätit svamp hos en bekant :-) Hon hade testat den med en silversked så då var den helt ofarlig sade hon, fast den var mycket beskare denna gången än den varit tidigare :-) :-) :-)

Min bild hamnade i alla fall bland top tio, men den låg en bra bit efter vinnaren.

Ha det gott!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Good morning Christer, brrrr it it chilly in Maine this morning - 36F and we are going out for blueberry pancakes. Wild blueberries are very popular here in Maineand so delicious too!

I had started a blog in Wordpress a few months ago, but wasn't working on it and did not have the time to work on it, so deleted it. of course, you are warned that the name cannot be used again, but creating a new one is just a matter of selecting a new name. I did not know about the photo limit, but as I use jpegs perhaps it would not be such a problem? Thanks for the info.

How nice that all the pets are with you indoors while you enjoy some hot tea. Enjoy the day!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Beatrice!
You had it a bit colder than we had then. It seems like we have the same temperature all the time here, day and night :-)

Blueberries are really popular over here too but people are getting to lazy to pick them even if we have the right to pick them where ever they can be found.

I got surprised when I saw that when I posted a photo, but I use Jpeg too and still I can barley put in four photos. But every single post can otherwise contain 3M-

Have a great day now!

Katarina said...

Vilka vackra höstbilder! Visste inte att det har varit problem med Blogger - hoppas det bara var tillfälligt. Jag tycker det funger jättebra - peppar, peppar...

caryn said...

Hi Christer,
The sunflower seems to have weathered the gale winds. Well at least it's still standing.
I have experienced a forbidden forest too. It was a stand of mostly spruce trees off the Kancamagus Highway in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. I went hiking there once and it was very eerie. No bird sounds. There was definitely a hostile feeling under those trees. They were regularly spaced and it occurred to me that the area had been logged and replanted sometime in the past 70 years and the trees were past harvesting. It's a National Park so no cutting would be done but maybe they remembered and just hated people. Maybe my imagination is too vivid. :-)
It's a bit chilly here so I'm off for coffee. Enjoy your tea and your day.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Tjänare Katarina!
Jo många av oss har haft jätteproblem med att lägga in bilder här och andra har haft problem med textandet. Mycket irriterande för det tar ju sin tid i normala fall ändå att skriva bloggen. Men idag fungerade det utmärkt igen :-)

Håller tummarna för att du skall slippa problemen!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Caryn!
It is a tough sunflower. It still stands and flowers despite frost temperatures!

These trees are also planted many years ago, before this was open fields and this area is so filled with old graves that it just might be an old burial site. It´s an awful feeling I get when going there anyway!

I´m just about to make yet another pot of tea over here :-)
Have a great day now!

SharleneT said...

I'm sorry you're having a problem with posting the pictures... I usually reduce my size to around 480 px wide before posting as jpegs and that seems to be just about right... I'm not sure I like mixing a WP app with Blogger for comments... I LOVE being able to respond to each post but can't stand that the link is to my profile rather than the current post... so, I op for the Name and URL, but lose the photo... grr... anyway, what exactly is your problem with Blogger?... maybe we can work it out? What I don't like about Blogger is that you really don't have extra pages because they don't function the same as your main page... it's always something, right?... enjoy your fire and tea...

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Sharlene!
The bigger a photo is the better it usually gets (but not always, I have had photos that really didn´t get better when getting bigger :-) ). So I want at least the size I´m having now.

But it is great to be able to answer directly to the comment like one can on Word Press. I´m thinking of using that blog as a photo blog only actually. Then I can choose to publish those photos I like best there but without text.

I´m just about to start a new fire in my stove for the evening now :-)
Have a great day now!

oldblackcatboo said...

Hey, my computer is still chugging along...I'm just going to keep going until it won't go any longer!
I love all your photos again, as always.
I agree, if you have a bad feeling don't go in that forest! There's a reason!
I did another post this afternoon and it took FOREVER for my photos to appear! It was SO slow, I don't know if it's Blogger or this old computer. Anyway I saved it to post for later, after I proof-read it again. I was so frazzled from battled all this technology that I had to stop for awhile and go visiting!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Cindi!
Even if my old computer was really slow I still had to admire it for still working after nine years :-) :-) Here it was the lightning that finally stopped it :-)

Blogger just couldn´t download my photos and when it did it was really slow. But for this post it worked fine for once.

Have a great day now!

Nydia said...

Hi Christer!

It's been a time since I last came here, I've been pretty busy with my crafts. First of all, how wise of you to respect your instincts and not trying to enter the forbidden forest. Most times our guts know better, and sometimes Nature likes to keep some places only to her own wild lives. Not disturbing this is wise and natural.

I love to sleep to the sound of rain too, it's been rainy and cold lately (what a way to Spring to start...), it's so comforting and relaxing to me!

As usual, I loved your photos, you've got a skilled eye and a lovely place to enjoy!

Kisses from us, and have a great week.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Nydia!
Nice to see You here again:-)
That must mean that Your crafts are popular! Great!

I have troubles keeping up reading all blogs now days myself, but that´s because I read to many :-) :-)

Yes, some things shouldn´t be ignored. There are things out in the forest and bog that we don´t know anything about, that is my belief anyway. So I almost never go against my gut feeling.

The sound of rain and wind always makes me sleep better, even I prefer sunny and warm :-)

Have a great week too :-)