Today it wasn’t the sheeps.

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The morningΒ is a bit crappy to be honest, cool but not chilly enough to keep the flies calm but I have to admit that most of the biting ones are gone now. It also rains every now and again but we were lucky to be rain free when we took our walk earlier this morning.

 

I didn't take especially many photos today, too dark and gloomy because of the clouds.

I didn’t take especially many photos today, too dark and gloomy because of the clouds.

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This morning it wasn't any sheep that was on the run, it was a bull calf :-)

This morning it wasn’t any sheep that was on the run, it was a bull calf πŸ™‚

I got my dvd’s yesterday πŸ™‚ I was actually worried that someone was stealing my mail for a while, I didn’t get any and usually that’s something I like, no mail no bills πŸ™‚ But since I was waiting for the dvd’s and never seemed to get the bill for the developing of those film rolls I had in the Minolta cameras I did start to wonder. I can happily say no one is stealing my mail but we do have summer temp mailmen πŸ™‚ They really don’t have an easy job out here at the outskirts of the world πŸ™‚

 

It isn't the first time that happens :-) Normally there are more than just one though.

It isn’t the first time that happens πŸ™‚ Normally there are more than just one though.

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I think he’s quite beautiful.

He was a bit stressed because the dogs and I stood at the place it normally gets in to the pasture again.

He was a bit stressed because the dogs and I stood at the place it normally gets in to the pasture again.

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It calmed down a lot though as soon as we had passed and it could go back tothe right spot again :-)

It calmed down a lot though as soon as we had passed and it could go back to the right spot again πŸ™‚

They need to find their way in a huge labyrinth of roads, some leading nowhere some leading to places that isn’t marked on any map and the gps’s can’t find πŸ™‚ Lots of mailboxes don’t have any markings or names on them. I think they must have that but tell that to someone who have lived all his life out here and never can understand how difficult it is to find any place here unless one has grown up with all those tiny roads and paths πŸ™‚ I really don’t trust what a gps tells me because it isn’t that long ago they told me I lived several miles away from where I actually live πŸ™‚ That’s because the addresses are slightly illogical.

 

The rest of the photos You'll see today are flowers in my garden flowering right now. This is a Hollyhock. This is if  I remember right an ALCEA froloviana, growing in Siberis. It is said to have pale sulphur yellow flowers but it is extremely pale to be honest :-)

The rest of the photos You’ll see today (except for the four last ones) are flowers in my garden flowering right now. This is a Hollyhock. This is if I remember right an Alcea froloviana, growing in Siberia. It is said to have pale sulphur yellow flowers but it is extremely pale to be honest πŸ™‚

A Clematis I use as ground cover.

A Clematis I use as ground cover.

Aron's rod.

Aron’s rod.

Musk mallow.

Musk mallow.

For instance, my cottage and the cottage at the end of my road have the same address except for the numbers, the beekeeper has number one and I number three. Our neighbor in between however have a totally different address. That cottage has a much older address which they used over 25 years ago πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ It was the same where I lived before moving here. For some reason my closest neighbors there had a totally different address than I had, I had the same address as they had on the other side of a huge field several hundred meters (much the same in yards) away. Once there was a road between those and the cottage I lived in and the road stopped there. But that road became a part of the huge field and they opened up a road to the closest neighbors but kept the old address πŸ™‚

 

The grafted rose died and this is what showed up instead. To be honest, I like this one much better :-)

The grafted rose died and this is what showed up instead. To be honest, I like this one much better πŸ™‚

Daylily.

Day lily.

Lysimachia punctata. A true weed if anything is :-) Grows well together with the Blue Globe thistle, which by the way also is very weedy but very beautiful :-)

Lysimachia punctata. A true weed if anything is πŸ™‚ Grows well together with the Blue Globe thistle, which by the way also is very weedy but very beautiful πŸ™‚

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It looks however as the poor summer temp mailman now finds his/ her way so I’ve gotten all the mail I’ve been expecting and it comes every day but very late. I guess the poor person will be just as fast as the ordinary mailman isΒ the day the ordinary one comes back from vacation πŸ™‚ I normally put letters I want to send in the mailbox if I don’t plan on going anywhere in my mailbox so the mailman takes it on the way back to the post office. I have four new rolls of film I want to develop but I’m not sure I dare doing that when we have temporary mailmen on the roads πŸ™‚

 

Some kind of Veronica, spreads happliy too.

Some kind of Veronica, spreads happily too.

Giant Seaholly.

Giant Seaholly.

Masterwort, Astrantia major.

Masterwort, Astrantia major.

A closeup on Aron's rod. I think this one is verbascum chaixii. Like most of its relatives it spreads happily too, almost like weeds :-)

A closeup on Aron’s rod. I think this one is Verbascum chaixii. Like most of its relatives it spreads happily too, almost like weeds πŸ™‚

They say we’ll get sunshine today and perhaps even a temperature up to 20C (68F)! I can actually see the sun shining through the clouds right now so perhaps they are right? I’ll know better later after a pot of tea and some breakfast.

 

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No it isn't fog, it is rain.

No it isn’t fog, it is rain.

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Have a great day!

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6 responses

  1. jaz

    your flowers are so beautiful. i live on one of the main streets in the city but all of the houses have numbers out of sequence. when my mailman goes on vacation, it is a nightmare. we are about to be in the 90’s for over a week with no chance of rain. i’m not minding it too much because the painters are starting on monday and teddy likes being inside in that weather.

    July 23, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    • Hi Joyce!

      It’s nice to know it’s the same mess with the addresses all around the world πŸ™‚

      Great that they are starting painting when Teddy won’t be outside anyway aince I know how happy she is about strangers πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ But it is awful hot weather to be working outside to be honest.

      Have a great day!
      Christer.

      July 23, 2015 at 1:54 pm

  2. Dianna

    Hi Christer! That first picture looks incredibly gloomy! πŸ™‚ We are under cloud and humidity today – with severe storms coming our way apparently later on. They keep warning us so I think that nothing will happen because they are warning us too much. Its usually when they don’t warn us is when the severe storms happen. I guess all we can do is wait and see. Love the little bull – he looks just like a baby Jesus! πŸ™‚ I think the flowers that you have and in your surrounding area are just simply beautiful! I had sea holly in my main big garden and it took over terribly so I pulled it all up and now I just have the little ones trying to survive but I keep plucking those ones too! Incredibly invasive! I love that holly hock. Never had luck with those, wish I did though! πŸ™‚ All my day lilies are blooming now and I just love them! My hostas are still trying to bloom but something keeps snapping the flower stems off. I think its rabbits still – we have alot around. Every night I go out to pick raspberries and there is always a rabbit hiding under the bushes and scurries away when I start picking. Same one likely. I hope your evening is splendid! πŸ™‚

    July 23, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    • Hi Dianna!

      It was so gloomy and it was taken way after the sun had risen somewhere behind those clouds πŸ™‚ But the day turned towards the better even if it happened long after they had said it would.

      Yes all these warnings, no one cares about them any longer so when they actually get itright lots of people will get in trouble I’m afraid πŸ™‚

      I can say this much that this bull calf isn’t Jesus, this one belongs to the castle and Jesus have a totally white head πŸ™‚

      Sea holly behaves here and spreads just a little, some even have problems surviving the winters here. Not because they are especially cold but because they are so long, or to be right our summers are too short and cool.

      Hollyhocks like it here but most of them get a fungus disease called hollyhock rust, all leafs will get rusty red and die but the plant will continue to flower. I hope this one can fight the rust though.

      The first wild raspberries are ripe now and very tasty πŸ™‚ I must see if the ones I have here in my garden is anywhere near to ripen yet πŸ™‚

      Have a great day!

      Christer.

      July 23, 2015 at 7:46 pm

  3. Caryn

    Hi Christer,
    Okay, I have to ask about the sculpture on the chimney. It looks like a sheet metal woman walking with her arms wrapped in a shawl. What is it really supposed to be?

    The owner of the barn where I kept my horse also raised beef cattle. One year she had a young bull that was an escape artist. He was always pushing over the fence and wandering off. One day, I was there alone and some guy drove up to tell me that my cow was running down the street and someone should do something about it. He drove off. I went looking for the cow on the road but nothing was there. I decided to walk to the top pasture to see what I could see. Sure enough. There was a cow except it wasn’t a cow. It was that damn yearling bull. At that point he was adult sized but still mooned after his mother when he couldn’t figure out how to get back in the pasture.
    I drove him to the pasture gate but it was in a very narrow lane and he wouldn’t let me get close enough to open it. There he stood, mooing for his mom who was on the other side mooing for her 1000 pound “calf”. Finally I lost my patience and strode toward him with a purposeful stare. He lowered his head for show and then jumped over the gate into the pasture. It was a 5 bar gate, too. He cleared it from a sideways stand still. I was impressed. πŸ™‚

    Sunny, breezy, warm and not humid here today. The windows are open and the AC is off. I’m roasting beetroots.

    Enjoy the day.

    July 23, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    • Hi Caryn!

      It isn’t a sculpture on chimney but it does look like it πŸ™‚ It’s a sort of fan, driven by the wind to get a better draft in it.It isn’t as common as it used to be and I guess they can be abit tricky for the chimney sweeper to put back again. It sort of turns around with the wind as well.

      They do jump much higher than one can think πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ This one and a cvouple of his friends used to go between the electric wires but they are too big for that now so they jump too. For some reason they look as if it is harder to jump back even if they stand on higher ground when standing on the road. It is nice that they still feel I could be dangerous πŸ™‚

      We’re having a rather nice day here, the calm before the storm they say. Well the wind won’t be that strong but we’ll get loads of rain.

      Have a great day!
      Christer.

      July 24, 2015 at 11:24 am

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