Flower photographs.

Last post here, tomorrow I’ll be at the new place!

Not long till the sweet cherries are ripe now. I hope I can get some so I can sow the kernels because these grow on a tree which is less than 1,5m (much the same in yards) high and this tree is rather old so it won't be any higher.

Not long till the sweet cherries are ripe now. I hope I can get some so I can sow the kernels because these grow on a tree which is less than 1,5m (much the same in yards) high and this tree is rather old so it won’t be any higher.

I didn’t wake up even once during the night ๐Ÿ™‚ One could therefore presume that I would be fully rested but that would be too good wouldn’t it ๐Ÿ™‚ 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.

 

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚ I was enjoying the morning so much that I mostly forgot to take any photos ๐Ÿ™‚ Still I took plenty yesterday so no shortage of photos today.

 

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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.

 

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Most spiderwebs don't look like this yeat, so far I've only seen three like this one.

Most spider webs don’t look like this year, so far I’ve only seen three like this one.

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

 

We bumped in to this lady yesterday and we all got just as surprised. I told her to stand still so I could get some nice photos and she obliged :-) The grass is so high that she had to jum away but she did so very slowly and in no panic.

We bumped in to this lady yesterday and we all got just as surprised. I told her to stand still so I could get some nice photos and sheย stood there patientlyย ๐Ÿ™‚ The grass is so high that she had to jump away but she did so very slowly and in no panic.

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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.

 

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I may not have poppies like the Beekeeper but I do have buttercups :-)

I may not have poppies like the Beekeeper but I do have buttercups ๐Ÿ™‚

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 storedย in a cool but frost-free space during our winters in buckets with moist sand or soil.

 

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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.ย ( Just click on the name and You’ll get there!)

Have a great day!

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Raining.

Fire weed.

Fire weed. All standing photographs are more manageable if You click on them.

It’s raining outside, it is one of those gentle summer rains that can be quite nice to be out walking in if one has agood raincoat or big umbrella. I have neither so I’ll stay indoors as much as possible as long as it continues. It started just after we had come home from our morning walk and will continue for several more hours they say.

 

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It wasn't the brightest of mornings :-)

It wasn’t the brightest of mornings ๐Ÿ™‚

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It looks like my coughing has changed character, instead of attacks it now sort of is there all the time but calm enough to let me sleep for longer periods. Still we were up at 4am, I didn’t feel there was any use in trying to fall asleep again. Instead I sort of slumbered in front of the tv the rest of the morning. They showed something called Lucky Dog, it’s about a man who rescues dogs from shelters and place them in families, quite often with special needs and I’m pretty sure all of You in the USA have seen or heard about that show.

 

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He’s really good and I like how he works with the dogs but still I just can’t seem to like him ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t know what it is but there’s something about him that I obviously don’t like. That is very rare when it comes to me, that I just don’t like a person without understanding why. I could have understood it if there was something he did while training the dogs that I didn’t like but I think he’s great with them. Good thing there’s no risk I’ll ever have to meet him then ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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Today will be a do very little day, no use in mowing the lawn since the grass is soaking wet, I might do some laundry already today but that’s it. I di have several books to read and also several dvd’s I can watch if I like to. Nova and Sune wants to do things but as soon as I open the door and they see and hear the rain they turn right back indoors again, they are bored and they blame me for it ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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I’ll make a pot of tea now and perhaps I’ll make a sandwich or two as well, perhaps there’s something on tv worth watching otherwise we might go out on a short walk despite the rain.

 

Blck currants behave much like weed here, so this is a self sown bush that has almost ripe berries now. Much smaler berries but with lots more taste.

Black currants behave much like weed here, so this is a self-sown bush that has almost ripe berries now. Much smaller berries but with lots more taste.

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Have a great day!


It is still a bit too expensive.

Musk mallows grow everywhere here.

Musk mallows grow everywhere here.

I only woke up once last night and managed to fall asleep again after ten minutes or so. Still I was so tired when the alarm sett off that I almost seriously considered to come late to work ๐Ÿ™‚ Still the day has passed rather quickly and I did feel less tired while I was at work.

 

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It has been mostly cloudy with some rain today and a few seconds of sunshine too. The humidity is as high as it can get, around 99% and will stay like that until tomorrow night. I guess I should be happy about temperatures being rather low because 99% humidity and high temperatures are really nasty, now it will stay close to unpleasant as worst ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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Saint John's wort.

Saint John’s wort.

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The weather predictions varies faster than the speed of light ๐Ÿ™‚ We might get lots of thunder and rain this weekend but it can also be only light showers and perhaps some sunshine too. I would like to mow the lawn this weekend but I won’t do that if the grass is wet. Too much work to clean out the mower during and after using it on wet grass. I would like to have one of those robot mowers, they are quite popular here but still a bit too expensive for my taste. Now it would work rather well in my garden since the two big hole diggers aren’t around any more. Nova and Sune are content in just eating the leafs of the dandelions and don’t dig up the roots ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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It is time to give the dogs their food and after that I’ll give myself something too.

 

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Have a great day!


I don’t feel well but I do feel much better.

The most delicious berry we have I think.

The most delicious berry we have I think.

I’ve been busy these two last days, yesterday so much that I didn’t even check in to the net at all ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t like being busy but I do survive not going out on the internet and that’s always nice to know ๐Ÿ™‚ I was however, for quite some time, not sure if In would survive this cold though ๐Ÿ™‚ 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.

 

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All standing photographs are more manageable if You click on them. Geraniums spread like weeds in my garden but they are beautiful so most are allowed to stay.

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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.

 

Soon to be red.

Soon to be red.

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The Beekeeper have poppies everywhere and lots of them too.

The Beekeeper have poppies everywhere and lots of them too.

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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.

 

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I have two poppies and the second one is tiny.

I have two poppies and the second one is tiny.

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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.

 

My Honeysuckle climbs up a dead old havthorn.

My Honeysuckle climbs up a dead old havthorn.

Pink Foxglove.

Pink Foxglove.

The first tomato turning red.

The first tomato turning red.

The Japanese rose.

The Japanese rose.

 

Have a great day!

 

Aaron's rod.

Aaron’s rod.

The weed of weeds, Nepeta sibirica. The Swedish name is big dragon flower. Can survive in the harshest of climate zones.

The weed of weeds, Nepeta sibirica. The Swedish name is big dragon flower. Can survive in the harshest of climate zones.


My neighbor asked me if I was feeling any better and laughed when I answered I live.

Bertil has started to follow us on our walks again.

Bertil has started to follow us on our walks again.

The fever is gone now but the coughing still stand strong, it woke me up at 4am and it’s no use to even try to fall asleep again so we went out for a walk. The morning was so nice and cool! The flies stayed calm and the birds were singing, lot fewer birds singing now, they are raising their younglings and have no need to sing any longer.

 

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It wasn’t that bad working today, mostly because I worked in the neighbor factory. The paint box has a constant temperature of 20C (68F). The air I breathe however is cooler and much drier. I thought that would make me cough a lot but it didn’t, instead I barely could talk at all when I was finished for the day ๐Ÿ™‚ I was badly hoarse before I started to work but that was nothing compared to after ๐Ÿ™‚ It was nasty warm at my ordinary workplace though so I’m pretty glad that I’ll go to the neighbor factory tomorrow too ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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I do hope I can sleep an entire night soon, it’s ok in the morning but it doesn’t take long until one starts to feel like a zombie. I can’t hear properly in either ear, it sounds much like how the tv used to sound when there was nothing on back in the days ๐Ÿ™‚ My nose is stuffed most of the time too but those things I don’t get so bothered about, all I want is to get a good nights sleep ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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The first of the annuals I sowed to open up, the cornflower.

The first of the annuals I sowed to open up, the cornflower.

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It isn't big but it has now survived two winters here, my Cercis canadensis. The Eastern Redbud.

It isn’t big but it has now survived two winters here, my Cercis canadensis. The Eastern Redbud.

It is time to make a pot of tea and I’ll put cough drops in it and hope for the best ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great day!


It finally opened up.

My Pink Dandelion! Only half the flower openbed up yesterday (the deep pink part) and only for an hour or so before it closed again. My guess is that what looks more or less white now will be more pink tomorrow. This is a rare dandelion from the Himalayan mountains. I had lots of small plants last spring but Orvar and Hector ate most of them :-) :-) I really couldn't complain since I always gave them the dug up dandelions from my flowerbeds :-)

My Pink Dandelion! Only half the flower opened up yesterday (the deep pink part) and only for an hour or so before it closed again. My guess is that what looks more or less white now will be more pink tomorrow. This is a rare dandelion from the Himalayan mountains. I had lots of small plants last spring but Orvar and Hector ate most of them ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ I really couldn’t complain since I always gave them the dug up dandelions from my flowerbeds ๐Ÿ™‚

It is another steam bath day, high humidity and rather warm. There is however a weak wind and it just makes it even worse ๐Ÿ™‚ It is like walking around in a steam bath where they have a fan working ๐Ÿ™‚ The flies are nasty and they are predicting thunder around noon, I do hope they are right this time. We were supposed to have thunder last night but I could just hear it once or twice from a great distance.

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Clouds can look just amazing!

Clouds can look just amazing!

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I mowed the lawn yesterday, perhaps not the best idea I’ve had in my life ๐Ÿ™‚ I figured that it might be the chance I had because it was supposed to rain during the night and we’ll also have rain several days next week. I divided my garden in to four squares and as soon as I had mowed one square I went inside to drink lots of water and to rest for a while. I have to admit that it was much easier than I thought it would be. The grass was really high but dry so it didn’t fill up the mower around the blades like it always does when the grass is wet. My neighbor took most of what I mow outside the garden, he knew I had that high fever. I have the best neighbors one can get!

 

Finally there's enough water in the clean creak so that Sune can take a bath again :-) Guess if he was happy, he just stood still in that deep hole for a long time :-)

Finally there’s enough water in the clean creak so that Sune can take a bath again ๐Ÿ™‚ Guess if he was happy, he just stood still in that deep hole for a long time ๐Ÿ™‚

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I had to go to the grocery store in Gudhem this morning, cats don’t like it when their food bowl is empty ๐Ÿ™‚ I also bought some aspirin, I really can’t take any of those medications since they already have destroyed my stomach but aspirin is one of the few I can take a pill once in a while. I have headache after coughing so much and coffee just don’t help any more. I didn’t see what kind they gave me until I came home, this one is supposed to melt in the mouth. It was one of the most disgusting things I’ve ever had ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ It wasn’t until after I had it I read I could put it in half a glass of water instead ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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I have some laundry to do but that’s it today. I’ll just relax all day and hope that the aspirin helps with the coughing too so that I at least get one night of sleep before work tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚

 

This lily relative and the one in the next photo look very much the same but this one is only half as big. Can't of course not remember the names :-) but I do guess they are very closely related.

This lily relative and the one in the next photo look very much the same but this one is only half as big. Can’t of course not remember the names ๐Ÿ™‚ but I do guess they are very closely related.

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Clematis integrifolia.

Clematis integrifolia.

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Have a great day!

 

The Bladder Senna is in full bloom now (Colutea arborescens).

The Bladder Senna is in full bloom now (Colutea arborescens).

The blue Jacob's ladder.

The blue Jacob’s ladder.

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The white Musk mallow always open up a day or two before the pink one. A bit weedy here but easy to remove if they become too many.

The white Musk mallow always open up a day or two before the pink one. A bit weedy here but easy to remove if they become too many.


I got to sleep a few hours last night :-)

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We’re having a rather wonderful morning here, a bit warm perhaps but a cool breeze helps make it all feel very comfortable. It wasn’t that nice while we were out walking early in the morning though, cloudy and the temperature was actually much lower but the humidity was so high it felt nasty just standing still. As soon as the sun started to show the humidity fell and now it’s just right.

 

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in some places it was quite successful.

In some places it was quite successful.

In other places not so much.

In other places not so much.

I did get some sleep last night, only woke up twice to try and cough my lungs out ๐Ÿ™‚ I had fever again last evening but today it was totally gone again. I guess the same thing might happen again today but I can feel a big change now. Yes I’m tired and I still cough some but it doesn’t feel like death would be a nice alternative ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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A few cranes flew by.

A few cranes flew by.

While photographing the other cranes I suddenly had to cough. I didn't know I stood beside all those ones :-)

While photographing the other cranes I suddenly had to cough. I didn’t know I stood beside all these ones ๐Ÿ™‚

Yesterday Great Britain voted to leave the EU, today loads of people say they wish they hadn’t voted like they did, a bit late to change ones mind the day after, isn’t it ๐Ÿ™‚ 600 000 people have signed a petition that they should get the chance to vote again and that will of course not happen. Donald Trump made himself even more unpopular in Scotland than he already is (which is extraordinary since he really is very disliked there) by saying the Scotts had voted to take back their own country by leaving the EU. The nut head hadn’t checked the Scottish results at all, 60% of the Scottish people voted to stay in the EU ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

 

The first Bumblebee beetle for the summer.

The first Bumblebee beetle for the summer. I have no idea what the bronze colored one is called but it can be found everywhere here.

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I can fully understand why people want to leave the EU. There’s no transparency in how things work, The entire state machinery is fully corrupted even if it has become slightly better now days but they still give lots of EU funded jobs directly to organized crime. The ones working in the parliament, a place which has very little power at all, make more money in a month than most people do in a few years and very few of them pay any taxes at all. They only have to report to the parliament that they are there and they’ll get paid even if they don’t show up anywhere. Most rules to get EU grants are based to how things are in Southern Europe and not at all to how it is up here in the north, so the EU are now destroying the Swedish cow pastures, they say we have too many trees in our pastures and must cut them down. We’ve always had lots of trees here, it gives shelter for the animals for instance, it keeps the soil erosion at a minimum too and the trees give fire wood for the winter.

 

Last year I got two flowers on my Ahlstromeria, this year it will be covered with them :-) Two mild winters in a row was just what it needed.

Last year I got two flowers on my Alstroemeria, this year it will be covered with them ๐Ÿ™‚ Two mild winters in a row was just what it needed. If it likes the garden it is said to be a nasty weed, who cares it is beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

Delphinium oxysepalum.

Delphinium oxysepalum.

Nettle butterfly.

Nettle butterfly.

Nettle butterfly larvae. It feeds mostlt on nettles and it is more than welcome in my garden :-) I hope they'll eat them clean!!!

Nettle butterfly larvae. It feeds mostly on nettles and it is more than welcome in my garden ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope they’ll eat them clean!!!

Britain will of course not perish because they’ll leave the EU and since this won’t happen over a night we’ll all get used to the idea and things will run as smoothly as always. The EU however might not be the same after this, suddenly people all over Europe demands to have a right to vote about membership too ๐Ÿ™‚ I like the idea of a united Europe but since the leaders seems reluctant to fight corruption and to make changes so that it gets more democratic the best thing would perhaps to let it die and to build up something else and actually try to get the people in Europe to like it too ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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Two days ago the first of the fragrance peonies opened up.

Two days ago the first of the fragrance peonies opened up.

Yesterday the second one did.

Yesterday the second one did.

My woodland has now grown outside its area. It is very hard to see but beneath the rhododendron leafs two Aralia relatives grow now. One thorny as hell and one withot thorns. Naturally I can't remember the names on them :-)

My woodland has now grown outside its area. It is very hard to see but beneath the rhododendron leafs two Aralia relatives grow now. One thorny as hell and one without thorns. Naturally I can’t remember the names on them ๐Ÿ™‚ It doesn’t help that I have sown them myself either ๐Ÿ™‚ Both are bought from my favorite seed seller Garden’s North in Canada.

It is time for a pot of tea and then a nap I think, I have lots of sleep to catch up after this cold from hell.

Have a great day!


I just wish this was over now!

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I’m still not especially well to be honest, the coughing has kept me awake most parts of the night and I’ve now seen a lot of night-time tv and I won’t miss that when this finally is over ๐Ÿ™‚ I now also have an aching right foot heel ๐Ÿ™‚ I gave up after waking ap the zillionth time coughing my lungs out and walked downstairs. I’m not sure why but when I had three more steps to walk before I had come down to the bottom floor I just too one big leap out in the air ๐Ÿ™‚

 

The garden do get a special shine on rainy mornings.

The garden does get a special shine on rainy mornings.

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I’m not quite sure how I did it but I landed like a super hero always does in films, You know when they landย in high speed and hard but in full control sort of half kneeling with one hand on the ground ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ I guess looking at all these super heroe movies finally paid off ๐Ÿ™‚ Still I did land on something with my right heel and I can feel that very well right now ๐Ÿ™‚ I think that the coughing at least has stopped when I’m awake though, it would have been better if I coughed while awake but not while I was sleeping though but at this stage I’ll take anything ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Delphiniums have opened up.

Delphiniums have opened up. All standing photographs are more manageable if You click on them.

Soon the weed flower bed will look at its best. The bright yellow Greater celandines, the deep blue geraniums and usually quite a lot of white flowers too.

Soon the weed flower bed will look at its best. The bright yellow Greater celandine, the deep blue geraniums and usually quite a lot of white flowers too.

Perhaps I should plant some Betony in the weed flower bed too.

Perhaps I should plant some Betony in the weed flower bed too.

The first Foxgloves flowers too. Normally I have more white ones than the common pink.

The first Foxgloves flowers too. Normally I have more white ones than the common pink.

The fever came back too but today it finally has lowered so much that I think it is over for this time. So it looks like I have been through the worst now but I won’t celebrate until it is over ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve had the kitchen door open as much as possible (we’ve had lots of rain so it has been open in between showers) so that the dogs have been able to go outside as they’ve pleased. Taking walks have not been an option, My energy has run out after just a few yards ๐Ÿ™‚ Unfortunately that has meant lots of flies in my home and today I finally gave up and brought out the heavy weapon, fly poison spray! It is some kind of nerve toxin which is harmless for mammals and spiders for instance but very effective towards flies. Smells bad though so I forced the dogs outside while it was doing its job. There will soon be thousand more here but at the moment my home is nicely fly free ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Butterflies just love chives.

Butterflies just love chives.

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The red leafed elderberry bush has pink flowers.

The red leafed elderberry bush has pink flowers.

We’ll celebrate Midsummer’s eve here tomorrow, it is almost or perhaps just as big as Christmas here and even though the christian church tried to make it a christian holiday (John the Baptist’s birth day) they failed utterly and it is still a very pagan holiday here. This should of course have been celebrated on the solstice but politicians didn’t seem to like that we had another paid holiday so they moved Midsummer so that Midsummer’s day always came on a Saturday. How they failed, even employers want to have Midsummer’s eve off so together with the unions they decided we should have Midsummer’sย eve off but with full pay ๐Ÿ™‚ but more about our holiday tomorrow.

 

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The rest of the photographs comes from the Kiev4.

The rest of the photographs comes from the Kiev4.

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It is time to try and fall asleep sitting in front of the tv again. It is sunny and rather warm with very low humidity outside today, would have been perfect to take walks in if I hadn’t had this cold. Tomorrow might get nasty warm with humidity around 97 % all day,ย so even if I’m much better by then I still won’t have any energy to do anything anyway ๐Ÿ™‚

 

These photographs were taken where I lived before I moved to this cottage. I don't think it is a nature reserve but the land owner keeps it like it was. A fallen tree stays where it is and the path that might be blocked takes another way around the tree after a while :-)

These photographs were taken where I lived before I moved to this cottage. I don’t think it is a nature reserve but the land owner keeps it like it was. A fallen tree stays where it is and the path that might be blocked takes another way around the tree after a while ๐Ÿ™‚

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Have a great day!


The most wonderful morning.

From my mormors old camera, the Gevabox.

From my mormors old camera, the Gevabox.

I’ve had the most wonderful morning today. I drove quite early to the hospital to get my insoles and was lucky to be the first one there. I don’t think it took more than five minutes to get them adjusted to my two pair of shoes. After that I drove to the marina, the sun was shining and there was a weak but just enough warm breeze to keep me cool. I took several photos but only with old cameras, it would have been too much with my digital too because old cameras weigh lots more than modern ones.

 

Sotis is getting bigger now.

Sotis is getting bigger now.

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Mosquitos don't need lots of water to become more. I do hope the puddle dries out fast.

Mosquitos don’t need lots of water to become more. I do hope the puddle dries out fast.

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Vacation season has started and I saw lots of people walking their dogs and I wished I could have brought my two too, Sune would have loved to swim in the lake, Novaย would have liked to drink the water ๐Ÿ™‚ There was also a big group of Canadian geese and those are not birds to mess with ๐Ÿ™‚ They refused to move when I came walking so I had to walk in a half circle around them and realised how much they poop, it looked like lots of smallish dog poops to be honest but they were green ๐Ÿ™‚ I also passed through thick clouds of midges, our black flies but they don’t like me especially much thankfully. I think one or maybe two bit me but that’s it.

 

There isn't much water left in the creek now but he still jumps in when he can :-)

There isn’t much water left in the creek now but he still jumps in when he can ๐Ÿ™‚

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It was when I walked by the water I suddenly started to long for the ocean. The lake is big enough so it behaves like an ocean in most ways but there it doesn’t smell the same, no salty smell with a touch of seaweed and that smell that is so hard to describe. Small fish jumped up in the air so I think pike, walleye and perch might have been out hunting or perhaps even trout. I guess it would have been a good morning to fish so I almost regretted not bringing a fishing rod. We can fish for free in the ocean and the five big lakes here but we do need a fishing license in almost all other waters.

 

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I parked the car in the center of the city too and walked around for an hour or so before I finally found an open cafรฉ. Odd that they don’t open early so people can have their morning coffee and a croissant there. I could however get some Thai food already when I arrived in the city, they obviously don’t think it is odd to have cooked food that early in the morning ๐Ÿ™‚ I just can’t eat cooked food that early though so I never went in even though it smelled delicious.

 

Just imagine how many shades of green there are.

Just imagine how many shades of green there are.

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It takes around an hour to get to Falkรถping from Lidkรถping if one drives legally ๐Ÿ™‚ so I had to leave before 11am if I wanted to be in time for my appointment at the optician. I did have some time left when I arrived so I walked around in Falkรถping too. I bought some tea and the best ice cream there is in that town before I went to the optician which is on the same street.

 

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We managed to take a short walk when I came home, the flies drove Nova crazy so she turned homewards as soon as she could, there aren’t that many flies but they behave insane so I think thunder might come soon, they predict thunder for tomorrow. None had however predicted showers for today and I guess that none of us is surprised that it did rain here ๐Ÿ™‚

 

The rest of the photos were taken with the Balda Jubilette. I still have a long way to go to get really good photos with most of the old cameras, it is a totally different thing to use them.

The rest of the photos were taken with the Balda Jubilette. I still have a long way to go to get really good photos with most of the old cameras, it is a totally different thing to use them.

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It is time for a pot of tea and after that a walk if the flies starts to behave normal again.

Have a great day!

 

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Quite nice evening.

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We’re having a warm afternoon, sunless and windless ย and it feels like we were going to get thunder any time soonย but I doubt that. The flies behave that crazy as they always do before a good thunderstorm though. It’s odd, almost all of Europe has lots of thunder right now, even our neighboring countries but not a single place here in Sweden ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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It is easy to see that broiwn berries are in the rose family, the flower looks like s waild rose.

It is easy to see that blackberries are in the rose family, the flower looks like s wild rose.

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The rain didn’t just wake up lots of flies it also made the grass start to grow. We didn’t get that much rain here though but it was enough for those two things I’m afraid. Still, mostly non biting but rather irritating flies so far and not so many that I feel the need to wear my mosquito hat even if a few of them tried to see what my ear looks like inside.

 

Different "Sweet William's" , Dianthus barbatus, that grows in my garden.

Different “Sweet William’s” , Dianthus barbatus, that grows in my garden.

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I have the day off tomorrow but won’t be sleeping especially late in the morning anyway. First I’ll go to the hospital in Lidkรถping to get my new insoles and when I’ve done that I’ll walk around some in the city and I’ll bring two old cameras so I can take photographs both in the city and the marina. Lidkรถping is placed by the biggest lake in Sweden, Vรคnern (it is by the way the third biggest lake in Europe but still Tiny compared to the big lakes on the American continent).

 

I have no idea what kind of rose this is, I've most likely gotten it on a plant swapping day.

I have no idea what kind of rose this is, I’ve most likely gotten it on a plant swapping day.

These three roses grows on the same bush, it is the Cinnamon rose, Rosa majalis.

These three roses grows on the same bush, it is the Cinnamon rose, Rosa majalis.

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I also have an appointment with my optician and that’s at 12 so I can’t stay too long in Lidkรถping because my optician is in Falkรถping. I have to pass my village on the way there and that’s always a bit annoying since I usually want to drive home when I do that ๐Ÿ™‚ If I still have film in my cameras I’ll take a few photos there too. I think I’ll go to the Tea and Coffee shop in Falkรถping as well, it’s on the same street as my optician. I’ll not only buy tea they also sell the best ice cream there is, a bit expensive perhaps but well worth it.

 

I have a few wild roses growing in my garden. This is Rosa rugosa.

I have a few wild roses growing in my garden. This is Rosa rugosa.

My next biggest one is a Rosa dumalis, the common Dog rose.

My next biggest one is a Rosa dumalis, the common Dog rose. This one is slightly higher than 2 meters (around 7 foot).

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Rosa glauca. The flowers are best enjoyed if looking closely at them.

Rosa glauca. The flowers are best enjoyed if looking closely at them.

No more things to do after that the entire weekend, well the laundry and lawn mowing but that’s a givenย if the grass grows and I want clean clothes ๐Ÿ™‚ It is time to make something to eat and I’ll have some tea too, I am after all not going to work tomorrow so I can stay up a bit late if the tea works that way ๐Ÿ™‚

 

I have no idea what this rose is called either but it flowers for a long time.

I have no idea what this rose is called either but it flowers for a long time.

Some kind of Mock orange.

Some kind of Mock orange.

Red leafed Ninebark.

Red leafed Ninebark.

Big betony (Stachys macrantha). If You have a place where the sun doesn't reach and where it is either dry or wet this is the flower for You. It grows everywhere and flowers for quite some time.

Big betony (Stachys macrantha). If You have a place where the sun doesn’t reach and where it is either dry or wet this is the flower for You. It grows everywhere and flowers for quite some time. That also means it is quite weedy.

Have a great day!

 

Taken with my mormors camera, the Gevabox.

Taken with my mormors camera, the Gevabox.