Archive for June, 2015

We’re having a warm, sunny and nice evening today.

The Blue hour. To be honest, the blue hour is when the sun sets and the darkness comes and this was to be honest taken when the sun was about to rise.

The Blue hour. To be honest, the blue hour is when the sun sets and the darkness comes and this was to be honest taken when the sun was about to rise.

We woke up early as always and went out for a walk, before the sunrise! I can actually already now see the changing to shorter days. Ok, most people won’t since they aren’t up and out walking at 4 am πŸ™‚ But it was a nice morning, wind free and fly free and any fly free morning is a good one πŸ™‚ Ok they are usually calm at that time anyway so I guess it was the sunrise I liked most.

 

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They have now cut even more grass on the fields so it was almost fly free this afternoon too πŸ™‚ The day had been cloudy (except for the early morning) but the clouds went away just when I came home. It is getting warmer now so all sheep were sleeping up at Stone Circle Hill as I call it since it looks like there’s a circle of stones up on the top of that small hill. This week will be really warm and sunny they say but it will turn next week to more unsteady weather with some rain as well. Who is surprised? after al it is next week my vacation starts πŸ™‚

 

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I normally don’t do anything the first week anyway but this year I had planned it a bit different. I was thinking of going to the lumber yard to get most of what I need to fix the roof at the entrance and the rest of what I need to finally get started onΒ that greenhouse of mine πŸ™‚ The predictions areΒ after all long-term predictions so who knows what the weather will be like, after all they seems to have problems predicting even an hour ahead πŸ™‚ I can’t be too lazy this year though, after all four weeks pass faster than the light when it comes to vacations πŸ™‚

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It is time for something to eat. It feels like I’ll miss this cold after all but I will keep on putting ginger in my tea just in case and I think I’ll have a cup now too even if I risk staying awake the entire night because of that but I am almost as tired as yesterday and I could have had an entire pot of coffee yesterday evening without having sleeping problems πŸ™‚

 

Even big crows have younglings that still scream for food :-) The photos are a bit blurry but it isn't easy to focus when they don't stand still :-)

Even big crows have younglings that still scream for food πŸ™‚ The photos are a bit blurry but it isn’t easy to focus when they don’t stand still πŸ™‚

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This is the same crow as the black one (ours is a sunΒ΄b species) it's just the colors that are a bit different.

This is the same crow as the black one (ours is a sunΒ΄b species) it’s just the colors that are a bit different.

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Have a great day!

 

Blackberry flowers. I doubt that any berries will ripe this year since they are so late.

Blackberry flowers. I doubt that any berries will ripe this year since they are so late.

Raspberry flowers.

Raspberry flowers.

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I was rather angry when I finally reached her.

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This has not been a good day and I’m not meaning the less good weather. I’ve been tired and grumpy and the pain is back in my shoulder. I had to paint lots of those lockers again and even if I used my left arm and hand while painting I still needed to use my right arm when painting the lockers from beneath. I’ll use a heat pad plaster again tonight and hopes it helps.

 

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Last week an idiot (normally I like this guy but last week he was an idiot πŸ™‚ )came to work despite having a nasty cold, he was almost not able to talk and he didn’t only sound miserable, hee looked it too. Naturally he then started to spread the cold at work so today my work friend (the other painter in my department got so sick he had to go home. The fun thing is that he and I always have breaks at the same time and work close together. I do hope my grumpiness isn’t because I’m about to get that cold too, especially since it later this week will reach up to 29C (84,2F). Those colds we get when it is hot tends never to leave us. My throat is a bit sour and my nose is stuffed but nothing worse so far.

 

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We did get some sun now in the afternoon but it has been a cloudy and somewhat rainy day here otherwise. I didn’t mind actually, it didn’t feel that bad going to work when it rained this morning πŸ™‚ So even if I had woken up as early as usual we wouldn’t have taken any morning walk, the rain poured down πŸ™‚

I didn't take many photos on our walk today but here are some more photos of flowers in my garden.

I didn’t take many photos on our walk today but here are some more photos of flowers in my garden.

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I brought down the tv to the bottom floor yesterday. Orvar comes up sometimes but he doesn’t like walking up the stairs even if I now have anti slipping strips glued to the stairs. So I felt a bit sorry for him, being alone on te bottom floor. So I brought down the tv and after that I tried to put the antenna cable as good as possible so we wouldn’t slip or trip on it when going down. I used see through tape and it looks a bit fun but this is just temporary until I can buy the right things to attach it to the walls and stairs. Β I thought of course this would make the old guy happy but oh no πŸ™‚ As soon as we all were in the sitting room he walked out and stayed in the kitchen πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

 

Clematis integrifolia.

Clematis integrifolia.

White Foxglove.

White Foxglove.

A day lily of some kind. I got it at a plant swapping day two years ago.

A day lily of some kind. I got it at a plant swapping day two years ago.

Geranium.

Geranium.

When Hector died I actually decided I wanted him cremated separately so I could spread the ashes here by the bog or dig it down here in my garden. Usually I never do that but for some reason I made that decision this time (and naturally I must go on doing that from now on πŸ™‚ ). It was supposed to take three weeks to get him home but he didn’t! At first I didn’t say much more that I really hoped they hadn’t lost him but the lobΒ΄nger it took the angrier I sounded. Today a vet tried to reach me but I didn’t hear the phone, for some reason we kept on missing each other all day. So finally I said to them that I REALLY hoped this call was about Hector and the poor girl in the phone started to run around to both find the vet and to see if he had arrived πŸ™‚ It turns out the call was about Hector finally arriving to the vet station. I’ll bring him home on Friday.

 

Rosa rugosa.

Rosa rugosa.

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Red Foxglove.

Red Foxglove.

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The evening is cloudy but warm and rather nice, I wonder if we’ll get thunder later on. I’ll have a cup of coffee to see if my head ache will go away and by having that risking not to be able to sleep but I’m so tired today that I think coffee won’t be any problem at all πŸ™‚

My Black Walnut.

My Black Walnut.

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I never remember this rose name. The grape behind it is a River Bank Grape (Vitis riparia). I never get any grapes and it turns out it’s best to have two different plants since they can be either male or female or both πŸ™‚

There was one more photo from the forest after all :-)

There was one more photo from the forest after all πŸ™‚

Have a great day!


New Neighbors.

My new neighbors :-) The cows moved out from the pasture a few days ago and yesterday the sheep moved in. None of them seemed happy about it, both cows and sheep made quite a lot of noise all day :-)

My new neighbors πŸ™‚ The cows moved out from the pasture a few days ago and yesterday the sheep moved in. Neither of them seemed happy about it, both cows and sheep made quite a lot of noise all day πŸ™‚

It looks like it is the Norwegian weather site that once again is right about today’s weather. The Swedish one said sunshine all morning and cloudy for the rest of the day, The Norwegian said cloudy this morning and lots of sunshine for the rest of the day. The morning has been cloudy but the sun is now starting to look through the clouds. You might think that I’m a bit obsessed by weather and yes I might be because I’m Swedish. A survey shows that the only people talking more about the weather than the Swedes are the Chinese πŸ™‚

 

My wild roses are now all opening up.

My wild roses are now all opening up.

I have no idea where the other two horses were.

I have no idea where the other two horses were.

My neighbors cat, I think it is a Maine Coon. He came running towards us, not looking too happy to see us when he suddenly stopped. Bertil came around a corner and it looks like that little cat of mine is the ruler of the area :-)

My neighbors cat, I think it is a Maine Coon. He came running towards us, not looking too happy to see us when he suddenly stopped. Bertil came around a corner and it looks like that little cat of mine is the ruler of the area πŸ™‚

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It has been a nice cool morning though and we walked by the fields and since they have cut the grass in most parts of them there’s very few flies around. You might think I am a bit obsessed by flies too and yes I truly am, that is how one becomes by living by a bog πŸ™‚ I love this place but if I had known how much flies there are here during summer I most likely wouldn’t have moved here πŸ™‚ Now I can’t even think the thought to move, I hope to live here until the day I die (despite all nasty flies πŸ™‚ ).

 

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People allergic to grass pollen have problems now.

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Tragopogon pratensis. It has edible roots and I've read that young stems can be used as asparagus. It grows everywhere here so perhaps I should try it.

Tragopogon pratensis. It has edible roots and I’ve read that young stems can be used as asparagus. It grows everywhere here so perhaps I should try it.

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My neighbor the bee keeper now have two hives! The bees were swarming yesterday and he was lucky to have a box to place them in. He then bought new parts so now he has two hives πŸ™‚ I have to say I am a bit envious but still, I know my limitations and I know that I have enough with the animals living with me as it is but still πŸ™‚ I think they will have to wait until I retire and then I’ll also have chickens πŸ™‚

 

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I have no idea what kind of bird this is but his song is more interesting than beautiful though. Hard to come close to as well.

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He did let me come a bit closer but it is a good thing I had my tele-photo lens πŸ™‚ Quite beautiful don’t You think?

The bee keeper. Well he doesn't have any bees in there but I thought this would be a good photo :-)

The bee keeper. Well he doesn’t have any bees in there but I thought this would be a good photo πŸ™‚

The only thing I’ll do today is the laundry. I don’t have that much since I’ve washed some things during the week, something I normally don’t do. After all it is only I who lives here so there’s never really much laundry as it is πŸ™‚ Tomorrow starts the last week before my vacation starts πŸ™‚ Four weeks and I’ll save one week to use around christmas. I think this christmas will be the last for a while when it is enough to use five days of vacation and a few compensation hours to get at least two weeks off from work πŸ™‚

 

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Have a great day!

 

Some photos from my garden.

Some photos from my garden.

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Lots of irises flower now.

Lots of irises flower now.

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Clematis tangutica.

Clematis tangutica.

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Rhododendron catawbiense.

Rhododendron catawbiense.

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He started to follow us :-)

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I’m waiting for the grass to dry up some so I can start mowing the lawn, I still get soaking wet on my feet if I walk around int it now. It is however a rather wonderful morning, just enough warm to say it is summer bit still cool enough to keep most flies calm. Lots of them are sitting on my wall facing the sun, they need to warm up a bit too before starting the chores of the day πŸ™‚

 

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The flies move away when they have cut down the grass so now I love to walk there.

The flies move away when they have cut down the grass so now I love to walk there.

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I didn’t have to worry about Orvar not eating those pills, I have absolutely no idea what they can taste like since they don’t even smell anything but he gulped them down. To say they are chewable is perhaps wrong, he didn’t have the time to chew at all πŸ™‚ The only problem is that the two others believes he’s getting a treat πŸ™‚ So I better find something to give to them too πŸ™‚ Β I’ll give him these pills tomorrow as well but after that I must give him the last of the old one, I refuse to throw anything away that isn’t bad.

 

Somethimg didn't look like it usually does when I looked towards the trees.

Something didn’t look like it usually does when I looked towards the trees.

A Roe deer buck was resting in the early morning sunlight.

A Roe deer buck was resting in the early morning sunlight.

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I must by a new hedge trimmer, The hedge has become very high, which I by the way like a lot but it will soon be too big to handle. I like how it makes it impossible for people to see what I’m doing or not doing in my garden πŸ™‚ and I also like how it slows down the eventual wind that reach my home during storms. I don’t like how it is a safe heaven for mosquitoes and flies though πŸ™‚ I was thinking of cutting away most of what is towards the garden but leaving the parts closest to the road and cut down that next spring. Then I still will have some protection during the winter winds. I also need to chop down a lot of the Hungarian lilacs, I like them (the flowers don’t smell that much) but they are just way too big as they are now.

 

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They are good protection for smaller birds though so I won’t thin them out too much. Today however is a do very little day, besides the lawn mowing that is. It will be a fairly nice day with temperatures up to almost 20C (68F). To be honest, I would be happy if the temperature stayed around that temperature all summer long, it is not too hot and not too cold, it is just perfect. I say this Knowing that next week most likely will give us temperatures up to 30C (86F). I know I really can’t complain if that would become true, not after all the whining I’ve done about it being so cold πŸ™‚

I noticed that the buck we just had passed started to follow us from a distance :-) Suddenly he ran across a filed, over the gravel road and stopped in another field. He stood there just watching us while we passed :-)

I noticed that the buck we just had passed started to follow us from a distance πŸ™‚ Suddenly he ran across a filed, over the gravel road and stopped in another field. He stood there just watching us while we passed πŸ™‚

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It is time for a pot of coffee and then some playing time with the dogs, sooner or later the grass will have dried up enough to be cut.

 

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Have a great day!


I really hope they taste something wonderful :-)

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So I went to the pharmacy after work to get Orvar’s medicine and some heat plasters for my shoulder, the heat plasters are supposed to sit on the shoulder for around eight hours so they are easier to use than my electric heat pad. I’ll just put it on tonight when I go to bed and then let it do its miracles during the night. The medicine Orvar takes is a fluid so guess if I got surprised when it turns out the vet had changed it to pills, chewing pills it says. I really hope they taste like liver or something otherwise there’s no chance in hell Orvar will chew anything πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

 

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But she did write the prescription so I can use it five times! That has never happened before and unfortunately (but really good to be honest) she also wrote down that I should get a huge package each time, they didn’t have that at the pharmacy so instead I got loads of smaller packages instead this time πŸ™‚ There’s now an order on that big package in my name so I’ll bring it home next Friday after work, when my vacation starts πŸ™‚

 

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I also went to the pet store since I never came around to fish for any fish to have in my big water barrels. I had planned not to use the aquarium this coming winter but I really need to since I bought six small goldfish. I’ll put it in my cool cellar during winter instead. There’s plenty of light and just enough cool for the fish to have a nice winter. Goldfish are cold water fish and likes a cold winter to calm down, warm water all year round is not especially good for them. Fantails however likes it a bit warmer so I decided not to buy any of those. Β So now there’s three in each water barrel and I’m hoping they’ll eat any insect larvae that tries to grow up there.

 

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We now have a new disease spread by tick in this country. I can’t remember the name on it but it behaves much like malaria. The good thing is that one won’t die from it unless the immune system is extremely weak πŸ™‚ It is the small things we must appreciate πŸ™‚ Lots of ticks around this year but it comes and goes in waves. Some weeks none of the dogs have any and other weeks they have plenty on them. Some just walking around but some already drinking their blood. So far I’ve had two that bit me and two just walking around on me. I truly hate those nasty animals!

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The day has been rather lovely with sunshine and almost warm temperatures. Now clouds cover the sky though but it is still almost warm. They say we’ll get really warm weather next week so we’ll most likely think it is way to hot since it has been so cold until now πŸ™‚ It is time to get something to eat, all dogs and cats have already had their dinners πŸ™‚

 

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Have a great day!


They will come to empty an empty bin, twice a month.

Yesterday evening outside my gate.

Yesterday evening outside my gate.

I’ve learned one important lesson today. If You use Your hands to put on liniment on Your body, it doesn’t matter how much You wash Your hands, there will still be some on Your hands and You will know that if you eat a cracker when the mouth starts to burn πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ You will also, after a while feel the odd taste from that liniment but it is too late by then πŸ™‚

 

This morning on our walk.

This morning on our walk.

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I've seen very few cranes this summer, this is the first one since late spring.

I’ve seen very few cranes this summer, this is the first one since late spring.

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I got a letter about collection of wasted food yesterday. They will now put up another bin outside my home and I’m supposed to put all the food I won’t eat in it. I don’t have any food left over like that, I plan carefully how much I make and if I should have any food left closing in to be too old I have three dogs that gladly eat it. I can call them and say I don’t want that bin because I don’t have and food I want to throw away but if I do they’ll charge me 520 Swedish kronor ($ 60 US) more every year!

 

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They will empty this empty bin every second week and they will empty the old one every fourth week, they one I usually fill in two weeks πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ This will cost me 1630 Swedish kronor every year (around $ 181 US). It is always impossible to even try to discuss with these people so I’ll just do as they wish and let them empty this empty bin as often as they wish πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ If they should start complaining about the empty bin being empty I’ll just buy a loaf of bread and toss it in every now and again, it will be cheaper than paying that extra fee for not having that extra bin πŸ™‚

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This is what happens when environmentalists goes haywire, they will now send this garbage truck all over the county so many more times spewing out fumes and carbon dioxide and help the greenhouse effect even more. I guess they care more about emptying empty barrels than the climate in the long run πŸ™‚ But I guess at least some people won’t lose their jobs when they do like this and that’s a good thing after all πŸ™‚

 

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I’ll get Orvar his medicine tomorrow. I bought the horse version when Hector was still around but that isn’t necessary any longer. So I called the vet station and unfortunately another vet than the one I’ve usually talked to answered my call. I told her why I suddenly wanted the dog version of the medicine and that another vet already had checked my dogs. I thought that was it but oh no πŸ™‚ She had checked the journals and it said nothing about Orvar getting any medicine. I explained to her that it was written on the other dog, who no longer is around and she would be able to find the medicine in his journal.

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So I thought that it was it but oh no πŸ™‚ She then called me again and said she had found the medicine but not that any other vet had checked them. I then told her that the other vet didn’t think it was necessary to take a lot of blood tests and other tests when she clearly could see that both dogs were fine. I could hear that this vet wasn’t happy about that at all, I guess she really wanted to bring in more money to the vet station πŸ™‚ But I could also hear that since she knew who the other vet was that it was a lost battle for her πŸ™‚ So finally she agreed to write a prescription for the medicine, this only took two days and guess if I’m happy I still have a week left of the old medicine πŸ™‚

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They were supposed to build a bridge over the creek this time, so the beavers won't be able to do what they did the last time. So what did they do? It's exactly the same as it was before :-)

They were supposed to build a bridge over the creek this time, so the beavers won’t be able to do what they did the last time. So what did they do? It’s exactly the same as it was before πŸ™‚

It is time for something to eat and then some tv watching before going to bed. My shoulder is so so now. It doesn’t ache in the places it did before, it aches in a new place now πŸ™‚ Tomorrow is a short day though and then I’ll have the weekend to rest before the last week before vacation starts πŸ™‚

 

A few Edixa photos.

A few Edixa photos.

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Have a great day!


Still sour but much better.

The closest we came to sunshine this morning :-)

The closest we came to sunshine this morning πŸ™‚

My shoulder is much better today even if it still feels very sour. So I’ve mostly been working with my left arm and hand today, I’m so glad that I’m ambidexter it does make life a bit easier sometimes πŸ™‚

 

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The day has been slow as molasses and I’m so glad I decided not to work overtime this week! I decided not to because of my shoulder and even if it is better it would be stupid to work even more before it’s back to its normal self. The only thing I don’t like is that I never know in what state the equipment is in when I come to work tomorrow πŸ™‚

 

A bit nicer this afternoon though.

A bit nicer this afternoon though.

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The day has been cloudy and grey for most parts of it and lots of rain has fallen too but the sky opened up when I came home so we could take a walk with the sun shining on us. Even if it isn’t even close to 20C (68F), the sun and the humidity made it feel pretty warm and the annoying flies thought it was a good opportunity to annoy me on the walk. Still I have to admit that there are fewer flies this year than normal and even more so when it comes to mosquitos, I guess it’s just to chilly for them to hatch now.

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<Lots of waterdrops falling in the forest long after the rain had passed.

It is time for some food and then I’ll go upstairs and put the heat pad on my shoulder for the rest of the evening.

 

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Have a great day!


The laziest thunder ever.

I often find Bertil and Orvar sleeping close together.

I often find Bertil and Orvar sleeping close together.

I went to the doctor again today with my aching shoulder and he took a look at it and fetched that nasty long syringe. It looked like it would go through my entire arm πŸ™‚ Now my shoulder really hurts, a lot! The other doctor gave me another shot first that numbed the shoulder, this doctor must not have known one could do such a thing πŸ™‚

 

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The clouds were so dark they almost became dark blue.

The clouds were so dark they almost became dark blue.

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Fuinally they'll build a bridge down by the creek (where I fell down that sink hole :-) ).

Finally they’ll build a bridge down by the creek (where I fell down that sink hole πŸ™‚ ).

He did manage to go in to the joint and hit a few nerves on the way, I could feel it down to my thumb and he sounded surprised when I told him how much it ached πŸ™‚ Before I could find a sort of pain-free way to hold my arm, now that seems impossible. I really can’t work having this pain so I went home for the rest of the day, I do hope this will be over by tomorrow.

 

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I drove to the garage on my way home to pay the bill, it wasn’t that bad to be honest. Yes I would rather have had that money for something else but it could have been worse. It costed 1600 Swedish kronor and that would be something like $ 178 US. I wouldn’t have been surprised if it had been much worse so this was sort of a good bill :-)’

 

The White Rose of Finland.

The White Rose of Finland.

Mock orange.

Mock orange.

Clematis integrifolia.

Clematis integrifolia.

My tomatos need sunshine and lots of it!

My tomatoes need sunshine and lots of it!

I went out with the dogs as soon as I came home and half way to the bog I heard the thunder. It isn’t nice to be outside in a forest when thunder arrives so we walked home rather quickly. It turns out it was the only time, so far, the thunder could be heard and that’s over an hour ago πŸ™‚ It is raining though so I’m glad we went home anyway.

 

The rest of todays photos are from yesterday.

The rest of todays photos are from yesterday.

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The mist is said to be fairies dansing.

The mist is said to be fairies dansing.

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We had thunder here yesterday too and it must have been the laziest thunder we’ve ever had here. I looked at the same spot in the sky for almost half an hour and the cloud almost didn’t move at all during that time. It almost didn’t manage to send any flashes either, one every twenty minutes or so but the closest one was just outside the village.

 

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Lots of them dansing around yesterday.

Lots of them dansing around yesterday.

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It is time for something to eat, I haven’t had anything since 5 am and now it’s 1:36 pm. I’ll call the physiotherapist tomorrow, the doctor said that it would be my best chance to get rid of the pain in my shoulder for good since I can’t take any pills. It’s just to call and then we’ll agree on a day I can go there. It’s nice when it’s easy for once.

 

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Have a great day!

 

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He wasn’t too happy about us :-)

A weak wind had dried up most dew this early morning, only the one close to the ground was still around.

A weak wind had dried up most dew this early morning, only the one close to the ground was still around.

We should have sunshine here right now but the fog clouds that covered the mountain earlier this morning has decided to rise and cover the entire sky. Too bad it just didn’t roll down to the valley and up on our side instead, it would have given me a chance to get some really nice fog photos πŸ™‚ But I must admit that the morning si quite nice, warm enough to just wear a fleece sweater but cool enough to keep most annoying flies calm.

 

I think that there's no electricity in the fence around one of the cow pastures. It took me a while to understand that three calves stood outside the pasture this morning :-) I was so surprised that I forgot to take any photos until two of them had passed throw the fence again, between two electric cables without getting stung.

I think that there’s no electricity in the fence around one of the cow pastures. It took me a while to understand that three calves stood outside the pasture this morning πŸ™‚ I was so surprised that I forgot to take any photos until two of them had passed throw the fence again, between two electric cables without getting stung.

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Not much of a web but the best I could get this morning.

Not much of a web but the best I could get this morning.

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The kitchen door is open so the dogs and cats walk in and out as they please, I think that annoys at least the cats because then they don’t get the chance to sit and shout until I open it for them πŸ™‚ I think they enjoy making me walk to the door opening it for them so they just can turn around and refuse to go outside until two minutes later when they once again will sit in front of the door shouting πŸ™‚ Β The dogs run outside and when nothing fun happens outside they come in again and fall asleep somewhere instead πŸ™‚

 

My Rosa glauca finally opens up.

My Rosa glauca finally opens up.

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This flowerbed almost only have weeds in it :-)

This flowerbed almost only have weeds in it πŸ™‚

Two different geraniums grwoing in it.

Two different geraniums growing in it.

My neighbors cats, Sally and Salmiak meet the dogs every day more or less but have a different opinion about how they feel about dogs. Sally doesn’t mind my dogs at all as long as she’s the one that goes to them, she isn’t that happy if the dogs run to her even though she accepts it. Salmiak however isn’t a big fan of them πŸ™‚ He doesn’t run away but arches his back and hisses a lot. So he wasn’t to pleased to see us coming down the road yesterday evening. He could just have walked out into the field but instead he walked down the road and just happened to take the same turns we had to do to be able to get home again.Β 

 

Salmiak.

Salmiak.

Orvar still hasn't realised that Salmiak is on the other side of the high grass :-)

Orvar still hasn’t realised that Salmiak is on the other side of the high grass πŸ™‚

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Not a happy camper :-)

Not a happy camper πŸ™‚

Finally he accepted that if he wouldn’t go out on the field we would sooner or later close in on him and try to pass him πŸ™‚ So he stopped and waited for us. Orvar who was walking in front of us didn’t realise that Salmiak was there until he had passed him and turned around to see that we followed him πŸ™‚ Salmiak however was very aware of how close Orvar was πŸ™‚ What might have annoyed Salmiak even more was that Bertil was with us πŸ™‚ He played it cool though and just passed without even glancing at Salmiak πŸ™‚

 

And as if the dogs weren't bad enough, here comes Bertil!

And as if the dogs weren’t bad enough, here comes Bertil!

Bertil plays it cool though and won't even look at Salmiak :-)

Bertil plays it cool though and won’t even look at Salmiak πŸ™‚

Laughing gulls are very common here, we have the biggest colony in Scandinavia here in the lake.

Laughing gulls are very common here, we have the biggest colony in Scandinavia here in the lake.

Not easy to photograph though when the autofocus doesn't work on the lens :-)

Not easy to photograph though when the autofocus doesn’t work on the lens πŸ™‚

Today I’ll need to do the laundry like I always do on Sundays, I’ll also mow the lawn if the grass dries up as it should be according to the predictions. I’ll just mow the garden today, the outside grass can wait another week to be mowed.

 

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Some kind of Valeriana.

Some kind of Valeriana.

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Have a great day!


I see the sun!

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The sun is shining and it feels so strange, today should be cloudy and rainy too, it always is these two days of midsummer πŸ™‚ We will actually have lots of sunshine today according to the Norwegian weather site yr.no (I think You can use that one on the American continent too and it is the most accurate of all weather sites we have here). The Swedish one however show almost no sun until late afternoon so it looks like the Norwegian is the one giving the prediction closer to the truth today.

 

The dogs and I fled to this place several times yesterday when the rain started and we were too var from home :-)

The dogs and I fled to this place several times yesterday when the rain started and we were too var from home πŸ™‚

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Rowan flowers.

Rowan flowers.

I wasn’t up especially early today, I watched a movie on channel Six yesterday and it didn’t end until 11pm. I woke up as always around 4 but went back to bed and slept until 7:30. I can’t remember when I slept until then before and not being sick πŸ™‚ The film was Android Apocalypse and was it worth staying up for so long? No not really but I had high hopes for a very long time πŸ™‚ It didn’t matter much that I did sleep for so long since the weather still was rather lousy when we went out for our morning walk.

 

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We have quite a lot of mosquitos now but still rather few but very annoying forest flies. We also have lots of midges, our black flies. They don’t seem to like me especially much but I have been bitten a few times now. It’s worse for the animals though and bad years there are so many midges around that they actually can kill a moose! Thankfully they normally stay close to running water and there’s not a lot of that around my cottage.

 

In my garden right now: Iris pseudacorus, The Yellow flag. We call it Sword lily.

In my garden right now: Iris pseudacorus, The Yellow flag. We call it Sword lily.

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Rosa majalis.

Rosa majalis.

Laburnum Γ—watereri, Golden Chain tree. We call it Golden rain.

Laburnum Γ—watereri, Golden Chain tree. We call it Golden rain.

I’ve boiled the minced meat and rice to Orvars food, I’ll keep on giving him that even if his stomach now is much better. He’s getting a third of his normal dog food, a third of boiled minced meat and a third ofΒ rice. He likes it and it isn’t especially hard to make for him so why not πŸ™‚

 

These are the four last from the Hasselblad for this time.

These are the four last from the Hasselblad for this time.

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Today is a do very little day, the lawn is too wet to mow and I don’t feel like doing the laundry today. There’s nothing to watch on tv since the last episode of the season of Grimm was showed last Saturday and that was what I’ve been watching on Saturdays. I will most likely take a nap or two though πŸ™‚

 

And these four are from the Edixa. This shows blue White wood anemones.

And these four are from the Edixa. This shows blue White wood anemones.

Lamium maculatum, spotted deadnettle.

Lamium maculatum, spotted deadnettle.

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Hector was still around when these were taken.

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Have a great day!