Waiting by the door.

I want to thank You all for the kind comments in the previous post!

 

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The day has an ominous feeling to it, You know the kind the people in disaster films always have before it all happens but they ignore until it is too late. The weather is unsettled, winds pretty strong and it’s only possible to see that the sun shines through edgy rips in the clouds. 

 

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This moth looks just liie a dried up Birch leaf. I wondered why so many leafs already had dried up and why they looked to be stuck to my windows :-)
This moth looks just like a dried up Birch leaf. I wondered why so many leafs already had dried up and why they looked to be stuck to my windows 🙂

I doubt any disaster will happen though, I can also feel like this just before I get a stomach flu and I think that’s more likely to be the reason 🙂 But isn’t it typical, we’ve had really nice weather all week, sunny warm days and chilly clear nights but as soon as the weekend starts so does the bad weather. I have to admit that it hasn’t rained but still, would it be so awful if we actually had some sunshine during the weekends too?

 

The rest of the photos today will come from my analog cameras, the Minolta's and the Rolleicord.
The rest of the photos today will come from my analog cameras, the Minolta’s and the Rolleicord. These photos are just scanned from the negatives and perhaps a bit sloppy work sometimes, that’s why You can see black edges here and there.

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I’ve done the laundry and it is now hanging on the patio to dry so I have done all chores I was supposed to do. Well the grass isn’t mowed in a long time but I need some sunshine to dry it up before I even try that and there’s no risk of that happening until earliest next weekend. We’ll get lots of rain this coming week, glimpses of sunshine yes but not enough to dry anything up.

 

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So I’ll stay calm as much as possible today, hoping that no stomach flu arrives despite the feeling. Nova will most likely stay close to me all the time and Sune will be staying by the door, waiting for Orvar to return. They were best of friends and were never far away from each other. Bertil also stays close to me now, he looked at Orvar as if he was his brother and is worried that he isn’t showing up. But life goes on and hopefully it will take at least ten years until I have to say goodbye to any of them again.

 

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Never far away from each other.
Never far away from each other.

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Have a great day!

 

Four black and white photos from the Rolleicord. Early Saturday morning at Falköping town square just when the market opened.
Four black and white photos from the Rolleicord. Early Saturday morning at Falköping town square just when the small market opened.

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22 responses

  1. Det är faktiskt det enda tråkiga/hemska med att ha ett husdjur; Man är helt och hållet ansvarig för deras välbefinnande OCH deras bortgång. Det senare är ett fruktansvärt ansvar – men det måste tas….. Sen får man gå igenom en hemsk period – och det går inte över helt – men man tar sig igenom det i alla fall!
    Vi skaffade ju oss Santos som vuxen han var 4.5 år, så vi hoppas att vi har många år kvar med honom. Men det vet man ju inte!
    KRAM
    Susie

    September 13, 2015 at 9:36 am

    • Hejsan Susie!

      Ja, det är den svåra biten och det gäller ju att man inte blir egoistisk och håler dem kvar trots att de borde få gå vidare.

      Nova är ju sex år gammal nu och Sune tre år så jag hoppas verkligen att det tar sin tid innan jag behöver gå igenom detta igen. Katterna räknar jag kallt med att de blir lastgamla 🙂

      Ha det gott!
      Christer.

      September 13, 2015 at 2:13 pm

  2. Vackra bilder som alltid Christer! Förstår att saknaden efter Orvar är stor hos er alla…. Önskar att jag hade en bråkdel av din kunskap om hundar!
    Ha´t himla gôrgôtt
    Nina

    September 13, 2015 at 9:51 am

    • Hejsan Nina!

      Jo så är det ju men livet går vidare. Jag hoppas bara Sune hyfsat snabbt inser att han inte kommer tillbaka igen.

      Man lär sig för varje dag när det gäller hundar 🙂

      Ha det gott!
      Christer.

      September 13, 2015 at 2:15 pm

  3. Det känns så hemskt när djuren väntar på kompisen som är borta eller går runt och letar. Den enda gången vi lyckades få ett av våra djur att förstå att kompisen var sjuk och sedan var borta, det var var vår shettis som blev ensam men förstod. Hon ropade inte efter kompisen eller letade. Hon var ensam ca10 dagar innan det kom en annan häst. Under dom dagarna var hon mycket självständig och gick i hagen som om inget saknades. Otroligt andra hästar vi har haft har saknat sin kompis.
    Jag avskyr när man måste ta de hemska besluten, har bara sluppit en gång. Vår älskade fjording dog i hagen. Visst var det hemskt att hitta honom. Men han blev 34 år och en fjording brukar inte leva så länge så vi var beredda på att något skulle hända. Vi fick i alla fall 29 år tillsammans.
    Nu har vi en gammal hund och en gammal katt så jag vet vad som kommer snart, alldeles för snart.
    Vackra, härliga bilder som vanligt. Du har lyckats fota en fet fjording, kul. Det var den bilden som fick mig att tänka på vår.
    Dom svartvita bilderna skulle kunna vara tagna för länge sedan om man inte såg bilarna.
    Lite mer värme och sol hade inte varit fel så det hade blivit lite torrare, även här växer gräset.
    Ha en bra dag och hoppas du inte blir dålig. Krama om allla djuren.

    September 13, 2015 at 10:24 am

    • Hejsan Vittran!

      Ja, man kan bara försöka att få dem att hitta på något annat. Men de får den tid de behöver för att inse att ingen kommer tillbaka. När Orvar och Hectors mormor gick bort fortsatte de att springa till bilen i flera månader innan de gav upp. Hjärtslitande varje gång. Men jag har märkt hur stor skillnad det kan vara ibland dem, precis som med oss människor, en del verkar inte bry sig speciellt länge andra verkar hoppas att den saknade kommer tillbaka resten av sitt liv.Jag var beredd på att Orvar skulle bli dålig också, jag trodde faktiskt han skulle gå innan Hector. Men det är ju lika jobbigt ändå.

      Ja, en av byborna har en fjording 🙂 Jag har bott här i femton år så den är minst såpass gammal i alla fall 🙂 Bägge de hästarna kommer alltid fram och vill hälsa när man går förbi 🙂

      Visst är det lustigt hur svarvita foton verkar ta oss tillbaka i tiden 🙂 Nästan synd att det fanns moderna bilar på torget den morgonen 🙂

      Lite bättre väder nu, nästan solsken och nästan varmt 🙂

      Ha det gott!
      Christer.

      September 13, 2015 at 2:23 pm

  4. jaz

    hi christer! it’s so sad that both orvar and hector are gone. is it time to add on to the pack now? maybe having some new members will pep everyone up? there are so many dogs out there and you give them such a wonderful existence! i love the black and white photos! joyce

    September 13, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    • Hi Joyce!

      I’m too but I was prepared since both have had problems for years. If anything turns up I’ll of course let it move here but I won’t look actively to find a new family member.

      I do like black and white photos too but they are harder to get good looking.

      Have a great day!
      Christer.

      September 13, 2015 at 2:25 pm

  5. such beautiful photos, you brought tears to my eyes this morning, I know the feeling of which you speak, the animals left behind morn as much or more than we humans do I believe, after all they speak a language we don’t understand, take care, I keep you in my thoughts,

    September 13, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    • Hi Laurie!

      I’m glad You like them 🙂

      Yes they do and I can only hope they’ll realise no one is coming back again. It would be so much easier if one just could explain in words to them.

      Have a great day!
      Christer.

      September 13, 2015 at 2:27 pm

  6. Thanks for sharing these b&w photos of the town square. I enjoyed seeing the area once again. Yes, animals do also sense a loss and while it would be wonderfuk to be able to explain what has happened, it most likely isn’t necessary as they somehow “know.” Hooe yiur uneasy feeling doesn’t turn out to be stomach flu, but perhaps just an all over sadness right now.

    September 13, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    • Hi Beatrice!

      Thank You 🙂 I’m just glad they turned out as good as they did. Black and white photography is so much harder. More are on the way the coming days.

      Yes they do know something was bad with him but it must be difficult to not know where they have gone.

      I think I have had some fever today, I’ve been freesing even if it has been rather warm indoors. I do hope it will be over by toimorrow.

      Have a great day!
      Christer.

      September 13, 2015 at 7:07 pm

  7. Caryn

    Hi Christer,
    It’s hard to watch the others mourn for the missing one. It makes it even sadder for us as well. Poor Sune. He and Orvar were like brother lions. Animals probably don’t exactly forget but they do seem to carry on without the missing one rather better than we do. Maybe it’s because we know the missing one isn’t coming back while they only know that he’s not here right now.

    I hope it is not a stomach bug that you feel coming on and that it’s just the combination of sad events and crappy weather making themselves felt. Anyway, rest and fight it off.

    Nice job with black and white on the Rolleicord. I loved to shoot in black and white when I used my film SLR. It was the dramatic look, I think. Moody and mysterious and whatever. Always assuming I got the camera settings correct. 🙂

    The dried birch leaf moth is cool. It looks like a piece of dried leaf.

    Today is murky and cool. Maybe some rain later. No sun for a few days and then we will be back in the summer heat again. Change of season. We’ve got it. 🙂

    Enjoy the day.

    September 13, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    • Hi Caryn!

      They were and I do hope Sune soon will understand that he won’t come back again. I know of a few dogs that couldn’t carry on but thankfully it doesn’t look like Sune is one of them. He does play with Nova löike always and eat anything that is in front of him 🙂

      I think I have had some fever today because I’ve been freesing even if it has been rather warm indoors. But I guess the stress tat I’ve been feeling these last days has helped to make me feel sick and tired. At least it doesn’t look as if the world will turn in to a disaster movie 🙂

      It is difficult taking b&w photos and I’ve usually avoided it but it is fun to be honest 🙂 I’ve found this site on the net that I like and I think You might too. It is a man in the US that takes a lot of photos with all kind of cameras and also develope them himself. He often find undeveloped film in the cameras he buys so he shows those too in this site. Here’s a link to it: http://www.westfordcomp.com/holga/index.html

      I did wonder why I had so many dried birch leafs around my windows, especially since very few leafs have falen of the trees yet 🙂 It is a cool looking moth 🙂

      The day turned out better than I hoped even if we only got glimpses of the sun.

      Have a great day!
      Christer.

      September 13, 2015 at 7:16 pm

      • Caryn

        Thank you for that link. I got lost in the found films for an hour or so. It’s wonderful and funny and sad.
        I think he lives in my state.

        September 14, 2015 at 9:59 pm

      • I easily get lost in those found films too 🙂 I thought You wouldlike it since many seems to come from Your state.

        September 15, 2015 at 5:21 pm

  8. Dianna

    Hi Christer! I am still sad for you about Orvar. And your poor dogs….you can’t tell them why either. I hope you aren’t getting a flu on top of it all!! We went to the cottage for a quick overnight. I think I have finally convinced my son to start a national geographic page too! We took some pictures this weekend so hopefully he will do that! Karma seems a little off today so I called the humane society to get her seen tomorrow. I hope nothing up at the cottage made her unwell. I won’t sleep well tonight listening for her. She also threw up today… She ate some grass. Oh boy. We reached 30 here today. Dumb. Just dumb. So hot. I refuse to put on the air conditioning either. Have a good Monday!!

    September 13, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    • Hi Dianna!

      Well that’s life. It ends after a while 🙂 I’m pretty sure they understood that he was verey sick but from being very sick to never show up again is of course a bit too much to hope they’ll understand. No flu though but my stomach is behaving odd 🙂

      I think he should start an album at NG, it isn’t for professional photographer but it is for us that want to learn more.To look at other albums and see how they took their photos. If he does let me know so I can look at his photos!

      Puupies always seems to be on or off 🙂 She probably ate something, they alkways do and it doesn’t matter how much one keep an eye on them 🙂

      It is fairly warm here but no where near 🙂

      Have a great day!
      Christer.

      September 14, 2015 at 5:48 pm

  9. Christer,
    Much as I love all the color you capture for us in your pictures, I really liked the B&W shots. They seem to bring us way back to a different time.

    When my dad passed away, my dog Shauna and I went to my parents’ house where we had gone often together. My dad had adored Shauna and she had followed him everywhere. When we got to the house, Shauna looked all over of my dad. She went outside, into the garage and upstairs. When she was in the living room and heard someone coming down the stairs, she ran to see if it was my dad. When it wasn’t she walked away with her head down.

    My mother told me a long while later that the worst thing for her was watching poor Shauna hunt for my dad.

    It gets better but we never forget!

    September 14, 2015 at 2:07 am

    • Hi Kat!

      I think that’s why I like these old tim,e photographs, even the color ones. They do look as if they were taken in the 50’s or 60’s 🙂

      It’s even worse to see how the dogs continue to look after the one missing. As soon as we’ve come in through one door Sune runs to the other to see if Orvar is coming in that way, he often did.

      Have a great day!
      Christer.

      September 14, 2015 at 5:51 pm

  10. Christer, I didn’t know. I’m so sorry to hear about Ovar. I know my day is coming with Mele’.. and hope it’s a long way off. I watch her carefully.
    I didn’t see where you mention what caused Ovar’s death. Losing a pet hurts so bad. They are members of our family. My dogs over my lifetime have always slept on the bed with me.. my constant companion. The memory of them stays with us always but so does that terrible feeling of loss. It has to be so hard watching Sune wait for Ovar. Take care, Christer.
    I had to show Howard your amazing looking moth. So like a leaf.

    September 14, 2015 at 5:06 am

    • Hi Mona!

      It was the medicine Orvar took that stopped working. He had had it for over three years which is unusually long (Hector had it for over four years which seems to be some kind of record 🙂 ) So he couldn’t controll his back legs and his stomach stopped working totally.

      Yes they are family members and he and Hector had lived here since they were born. I still hurry down the stairs in the morning to let him out before it would be too late 🙂 I guess I’ll continue to do so for a while 🙂

      It is hard to see how Sune is looking for Orvar, I think it is much worse for him since he doesn’t know why he isn’t coming back.

      It does look like a dried birch leaf 🙂 Insects can look just amazing sometimes 🙂

      Have a great day!
      Christer.

      September 14, 2015 at 5:56 pm

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