I didn’t wake up even once during the night 🙂 One could therefore presume that I would be fully rested but that would be too good wouldn’t it 🙂 I do however feel much better now so with a little luck I’ll be fine this last working week before my vacation starts. This will be one of the longest weeks in the year as it is even without this nasty cold hanging around.
The morning was truly wonderful, 8C (46,4F), sunshine and a weak breeze keeping those few flies, that was thinking of annoying me, hiding in the bushes. Very few birds sing now, to be honest I think I only heard one or perhaps two. Could have been the same bird just moving a bit. We walked in to the village, it’s been a while since we did that and it looked like it always does 🙂 I was enjoying the morning so much that I mostly forgot to take any photos 🙂 Still I took plenty yesterday so no shortage of photos today.
We barely made it home until the first clouds arrived and the weak breeze became much stronger. It is still rather nice outside but the wind is a bit too strong to have the kitchen door open. Thunder and showers are predicted to arrive around noonish but the weather will be rather pleasant both before and after it has passed. Most important is that the humidity won’t be sky-high any time today.
Do You remember that I bought ten Dahlia’s for almost nothing at all because they had passed their best before selling date? I soaked them in luke warm water for 24 hours and then planted them in pots. I now have eleven since one root fell in to pieces so I got several plants from that one. The problem was that I didn’t know where to put them when they started to grow but the cats helped me with that 🙂 Do You remember that I sowed melon seeds? I planted those in a big wooden box and the cats found the brown soil to be rather pleasant to sleep on and while doing that they also killed the melon plants 🙂
I know have planted some of the Dahlia’s in that box and put up sticks here and there so tha cats won’t use it again 🙂 I also planted the rest in my old wheelbarrow, another place the cats slept and killed the plants. If You plants Dahlia roots and it only gives one stalk per root it’s possible to get many flowers anyway. Just cut off the top of the stalk above a pair of leafs and it will start to produce new branches which will give plenty of flowers, somewhat smaller perhaps but lots of them.
One can also take cuttings and plant those to get more plants and they’ll all give new roots that You can plant next summer. Many believe that if one sows Dahlia seeds those won’t be able to survive a winter to be planted the next year but that’s wrong, they’ll be just as good as the ones one buy or perhaps even better. Very few Dahlia species are hardy enough to survive in the more northern hemisphere though so they must be stored in a cool but frost-free space during our winters in buckets with moist sand or soil.
I think it is time to take another walk with the dogs before the rain arrives. The wind is so strong now that I won’t get annoyed by any flies 🙂
It turns out that I now have used all free space here in this blog, it won’t even upload a single photo any longer! So this was the last post here! Welcome to my new place: The Cottage by the Cranelake. Still We Have Hope. ( Just click on the name and You’ll get there!)
Have a great day!
I’ve been busy these two last days, yesterday so much that I didn’t even check in to the net at all 🙂 I don’t like being busy but I do survive not going out on the internet and that’s always nice to know 🙂 I was however, for quite some time, not sure if In would survive this cold though 🙂 I did and even though I would lie very much if I said I feel fine I do feel better than in a long time.
The coughing comes and goes and I’m quite happy if it only comes around while I’m awake. I did get one full night of sleep last night but the one before was the nastiest I’ve had. I’m not sure I slept at all and could have been a danger on the road to work if something had surprised me. So I’m glad that it was this morning when the doe and her young one decided to walk out on the road just in front of my car.
I managed to stop in time and could only laugh when I saw the youngling trying to walk on asphalt, it looked like it was the first time it tried to walk at all 🙂 They really can’t get a good grip on that hard surface. Another animal had not had the same luck during the night, the big road was covered in blood and there were so much of it that it must either have been a wild hog or a moose hit by a lorry. At least it can’t have suffered.
It is time to get something to eat and I think I’ll have cocoa today, the weather is somewhat chilly and the rain has come and gone all day.
Have a great day!
We’re having a chilly, windy but mostly sunny morning here. It is sweater weather even if one walks in shelter of the wind but kind of nice anyway. It is however not that nice that I’ll keep the kitchen door open for more than a few seconds. I guess that’s why the dogs wants to go out and in all the time, when it stays open all day they usually don’t feel the need to go in and out at all 🙂
No big plans for today. I might go outside and sow those last vegetable seeds I still haven’t sown. A good thing I didn’t since we had frost the other day. Sometimes it pays off being lazy because they had not survived such a cold night 🙂
Perhaps I finally will watch one of all the dvd’s I’ve bought. I still haven’t watched the last Hunger Games movie or the latest Star Wars movie and I have continued to buy dvd’s so I have plenty to watch when I finally start :-)I also have several books that I’ve bought but not come around to read.
I can always do the laundry but that can wait until tomorrow or I can do some today and some tomorrow. All these choices and still nothing to do as I so often heard when I was a kid 🙂
We came really close and they weren’t especially bothered by us at all. Three roe deers just having a nice morning.
I do know however that I will drink a big pot of tea very soon and I might watch some tv while I’m drinking it. I still have that extra channel for free and still without any sound 🙂 but comedies with subtitles work anyway. The rest of what they show is pure crap though so I don’t watch that channel especially much anyway 🙂
It is time for that pot of tea and after that a nap perhaps. I will set the alarm though because I tend to sleep for way too long and when I do the entire weekend gets messed up.
Have a great day!
Summer returned today but it will be gone by tomorrow again. It will however show on Thursday just to be gone on Friday 🙂 The weekend might be like summer again but they say one thing on tv and it sais one thing on the net, both predictions are made from the same company 🙂
I got a phone call at work today and at first I thought it was a telemarketer but the number looked odd for that, so I answered. It turns out it was a person from the department who decides about my sewer. She was in the neighborhood when they called her and said she should go to me, too bad they forgot to tell me though 🙂 She just wanted an explanation on where I was planning on letting the water from the shower, dishwashing and shower out. So I guided her via the phone to the place.
Naturally I thought something would turn up making things problematic, the previous one was like that. Guess if I got surprised when she said “Just great”! Excellent! I said that I did wonder why they had to go to my place one more time since they already had been here and she wondered the same 🙂 So now she’ll send me a letter telling me that I have to change the system I have and as soon as the letter arrives I have two years to start with the change. If only all officials had been that easy to talk to! By the way, I’ll let that water out where I have my vegetable garden, my sandy soil is always dry so the water will do miracles because I don’t always remember to water 🙂
It is time to make something to eat and I think I’ll dare to make some tea too 🙂 The kitchen door is open and I think it already is time to put up the mosquito nets again, I killed my first one yesterday evening 🙂
Have a great day!
We’re having much the same weather here today as we had yesterday, no wind and perhaps a tiny bit warmer though. I have to admit that it’s quite nice even if I would prefer sunshine and warm weather. We haven’t gotten that much rain as they predicted though so we might still get a reasonable fly free summer 🙂 I’ll get tired of it soon enough though.
I watched The Eurovision Song Contest yesterday night and it was quite ok. They had changed how they presented the votes this year. There are jut´ry groups in every country, people mostly working in the music business and then there’s the televoting. Both parts give the exacts same amount of votes but since they add together all televotes to one vote per song it looks much more when they present the televoting.
Australia won the jury group votes and it looked like nothing would be able to stop them from winning. The Russians won the televoting hugely but since they didn’t get that many votes from the Jury groups they “only” came third. The one winning it all when both groups were added were Ukraine! I just can’t understand how they could win, I’m sorry Ukraine but I just can’t 🙂 Australia came second and we Swedes ended up as fifth. Now it’s finally over for this time but it’ll start all over again as soon as we pass in to 2017 🙂 I’ll post the top three songs at the bottom of this post.
I think it is time for a short nap and after that we’ll take another walk.
Have a great day!
One might not like the Russian song but he sure had the best show of them all.
It is so typical, I’ve woken up around 4am to 5am the entire weekend so I thought it would be easier to start the first day after daylight savings time. Naturally I felt like dead when the alarm woke me up at 5 this morning. The one day I would have liked to wake up just before the alarm started 🙂
The day has been so, so. Some parts passed so fast that I had hopes the week would too and some parts didn’t pass at all 🙂 but it has felt like it was Monday today, so now I must convince my brain that it is Wednesday tomorrow so the day will pass faster. Tuesdays almost never pass fast so I’m afraid my brain will think it is Tuesday tomorrow.
Lots of birds nest at the factory and most of them crap on our cars (I have to say that it is rare that they crap on my car though). Seagull nest on the roof and Barn Swallows and doves nest beneath a big roof where we have materials we’ll paint. So now they have done what they can to prevent the Barn swallows to nest beneath the roof but I’m not sure they are successful, they don’t seem to care about the doves that much though. The Seagulls however is something they fight with a rabid energy.
They tried to shoot them but we were rather many who protested against that so they stopped, now they tries kites. Last year they actually managed to scare the gulls (they put them up after the younglings had fled the nest) but we’re not so sure they’ll work this year. The gulls are there watching the kites and they are very intelligent so I think it won’t take long until they figure out that those hawk like things never leave a certain area. Pigeons have already stopped fearing them 🙂
I like Seagulls and since they don’t crap on my car I hope they’ll nest on the roof this year too 🙂 I do like the Barn Swallows but it is nasty with all that crap and it is so strong that the washing machine can’t get rid of it all, still it is nice when they fly in to the factory to pay us a visit before they fly out again to catch flies 🙂
It is time for something to eat.
Have a great day!
It has been so warm that most of the snow now is gone 🙂 There is however some ice left, especially where I have my gate towards the road. I noticed that this morning when I was going to work.
The ditch that is supposed to take all the melted water has seen better days, it got a bit destroyed when they put down the sewer system last year. So I could see some ice by the gate and also a lot of water.
I managed to get down to the gate without slipping to my big surprise but I stood on the wrong side of the gate, the hasp to open it up was on the other side. So I took one step out into the ice and water. I felt how my foot lowly started to slide away all by itself and when I tried to stand more on my other foot it too started to wander away by its own accord.
Everything happened in slow motion, I desperately tried to get a good grip on the gate but nothing helped as I slowly, slowly slid down into the water back first 🙂 It was so ridiculous that I just lay there on my back in the water laughing out loud as the water, rather cold I can tell You, worked its way in towards my body 🙂 🙂 🙂 I had to roll around to be able to get up while the water was running down my legs.
I was thinking about going inside again and change clothes but decided that I just as well could drive to work because who knows if this had happened again the next time I reached the gate? It took a few hours but I did finally dry up 🙂
It is time for something to eat and some warm cocoa I think.
Have a great day!
The Zorki 6 takes quite good photos but I have edited away most of the light leak in this photo. All photos will be more manageable if You click on them.
They had finally made the roads rather good after the last snow fall when it suddenly started to snow again. Now it starts to get colder so I have no high hopes of good roads tomorrow morning. The weather predictions vary slightly but they all show that it from now on will get colder and colder. It might be as cold as -17C (1,4F) or even colder on Friday morning and it will most likely be even colder during the weekend. We all know how sure the predictions longer than one day are so who knows what it will be like 🙂
I do hope the boots I ordered have arrived by then but it won’t be slippery on the roads if it get that cold anyway. Ice gets a rough surface if the temperature drop below -10C (14F) and the deep snow we walked in on Sunday is less high because lots melted these two warm days, I will most likely be able to walk on the icy crust when it gets that cold. I think I’ll buy more deer food even if they haven’t come here yet to eat what I’ve put out. I think they feel trapped here because they have put up new fences outside my garden, sheep fences. They are pretty high and there are six electric cables going parallel around the pasture. No wolf walks through that without learning that it is very painful.
The deer will be pretty desperate if they can’t kick through the snow to get to the grass they want so I’m pretty sure they will turn up again as soon as it gets nasty cold in two days. I also hope that Nova will realise that it is better to stay in a warm dog house when it gets that cold outside than to get in to the garage when I’m off to work, she can get in without any problems but she can’t get out again 🙂 They have at least left the rug where it hangs in front of the entrance. I have so many screws holding it now that it would take so much work to get rid of it that not even a stubborn Sune will be able to remove it 🙂
It is time to make some cocoa and perhaps a sandwich too. The fire is burning in the stove and it will keep on burning until I go to bed.
Have a great day!
According to the weather prediction we’re having a semi sunny weather right now with gusts up to 11m/s (24,6 mph). What we actually is having is cloudy with snowfall and a steady wind which most likely can be around those numbers 🙂 They have got the temperature right though, around -4C (24,8F) and I guess we can’t hope for a better prediction than that 🙂
We just went for a short walk and not even the dogs seemed to like it especially much. I normally let them decide where to go and today they turned home pretty early. I didn’t even bring a camera just because everything is so grey and dull and to stop for just a few seconds to take a photo would just make me feel cold even if I had lots of clothes on.
We will of course take more walks today but I think we should walk in the forest just to stay away from the wind as much as possible. Mostly however we’ll stay indoors and I’ll keep the fire burning in the wooden stove. I think I’ll make lots of cocoa, I got a delicious mix from Joyce in my christmas present which I liked a lot. I don’t think there’s anything worth watching on tv so book reading it will be and perhaps a small nap too 🙂
I’ve filled the bird feeders, put up a small carpet where the opening to the dog house is and started the radiator so it will be warm and nice on Monday when I’ll go to work. I used big nails so that it will be hard for the dogs to tear it away. They will eventually do that anyway but I have at least tried my best 🙂 Later in the afternoon I’ll put out some deer food too, the snow has an icy crust which can be hard for the small deers to get rid of to reach the grass beneath. That usually means they’ll come to our gardens instead.
It is time to start making that cocoa I think!
Have a great day!
Weather predictions says we’ll get around 15cm (6 inches) of snow tomorrow and depending on how often one watch the updates it can either stay with a few degrees below freezing, melt away because it will be a few degrees above freezing or rain away some time tomorrow afternoon. After that it’ll get cold again so the roads can either be full of snow, clean from snow but very icy or perhaps both 🙂 🙂 I can’t guess what it might be because they still have plenty of time to change the predictions yet 🙂 🙂
Today however has stayed around 0C (32F), it might have been a degree warmer or colder but nothing noticeable. No frost though, I think the cold air came a bit too late for that and we have had it almost sunny for a while, we also had fog for a few minutes in the morning and I think it was those clouds that stopped us from seeing the sun when they rose in the air. I could see the clear blue sky north of here all day.
There’s a tradition amongst hunters to hunt on boxing day so I haven’t been able to walk in the forest the entire day. I heard the dog yapping a lot but I never heard anyone shoot so I guess they weren’t lucky. Some of them even left quite early but there are still some out there stopping me from walking around as I please. I must admit though that if it hadn’t been for them I would most likely have missed most of the fog so I guess I shouldn’t complain too much 🙂
The lynx is (are? usually we have a female here and the male tends to visit here next month or so) moving around here right now, my neighbor and I found a dead deer when we were out walking yesterday and the head was removed from the body, a typical thing for a lynx to do. The deer had most likely been there for some time because it had started ti smell, so I have to say I am surprised that Nova didn’t try to roll around on it, she just loves to smell awful 🙂 I do hope they don’t have any license to shoot lynx here.
So tomorrow You will most likely, or perhaps perhaps or not at all see snowy photos here, it all depends on which prediction comes closest to reality 🙂 You might or might not see frosty photos instead 🙂 One thing is certain though, there were no snowy photos today 🙂
Have a great day!