Just like a summer day.


The temperature almost rose above 10 C (50 F) but then it dropped again. Now it rains, well drizzling heavily is a better name for it I think and together with the low temperatures everything feels damp inside the cottage. So no big difference from our summer to be honest, thanks for that CIA and NSA πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ But there is one big difference and that is that I have started a fire in my stove and soon it will dry up and warm the cottage.


It was very dark outside this morning so I had to adjust the camera for night time photographing. That’s why the photographs can be a bit blurry and the colors a bit dampened.



The bulls seems to gather together at night. The black one to the far left is a nasty one and I call him El Diabolo πŸ™‚ He stood up and came close to the tiny fence when we passed and he never lets his eyes off me πŸ™‚


The newspapers are already predicting super cool or glacial-sea cool winds for this weekend, so I wonder what kind of words they will use when the cold weather really starts πŸ™‚ What is worse than super or glacial sea cool winds? ultra super? Β ice age cool? The coldest must be outer space cold but I’m afraid they soon will pass even that when they’ll describe how cold it will be πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚



It turns out that we have old tombs everywhere in this village πŸ™‚ This is one of them.



And over here there’s even more tombs. There are more tombs than people in this village πŸ™‚


Now days we’re used to things like the British rains, German heat and Siberian cold when they’ll describe what kind of weather we’ll have πŸ™‚ and if one news paper starts something soon the others will follow and it is now rather ridicules to be honest. I guess it sells newspapers though since they keep on using this way of describing the weather.


I wonder if this is a one person grave or if it contains several people. It has never been dug out from what I know.





I’ve started to look at Nordic mythology, both when it comes to gods, beings and creatures. The problem is that when I read about one thing, like the horse Allsvinn it turns out that he was one of two horses pulling the sun and they were chased by wolves. So naturally I have to check out the other horse name and the wolves as well. This just continues so after a while I’ve forgotten what it was I read about at first πŸ™‚ But it is very interesting, I know way too little about this to be honest.



Nova’s Achilles heal, she never stops looking for hares!




It smells nice from burning lilacs in my kitchen, the fire-place in the stove became a bit shorter after I had restored it with new cement so I had to pull out a piece of wood because I couldn’t shut the door to the fire πŸ™‚ but I’ll use fire logs instead today and then I’ll cut the logs in half later on. I feel it is time for a cup of tea and then I’ll watch a dvd, the weather isn’t inviting and if this continues I don’t think we’ll take any more walks today. Now I have less than 3% space to fill in this blog, so the move will be rather soon. Here’s the address again: The Cottage by the Crane lake part two.






Have a great day!


You know that rose in a pot standing on my ladder? This is it πŸ™‚


8 thoughts on “Just like a summer day.

  1. hi christer! happy fall equinox. finally it has arrived. today it rained and is breezy and cool. i will build a fire in my fire pit tonight. i LOVE this weather. tomorrow it will be a high of 59. i feel reborn! i need to make a pot of chili for 100 people so it will be perfect weather to do that. now the days will start to fly by. joyce

    • Hi Joyce!

      I’m glad You finally got cool weather and rain πŸ™‚ I would too if we had had the same heat as You’ve had. Unfortunately this is what we’ve had all the time πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Have a Happy Equinox!

  2. Happy Greetings of Autumn, Christer. Hurray it is the Equinox, or what we Wiccans call Mabon. And it is very cool and rainy here as well. Not sure we will be able to light the fire in our fire pit tonight.
    I am laughing at your talk of the names of various degrees of Cold….Outer-space cold is hilarious!!
    I hope El Diablo is unable to come through that fence!!
    Stunning pink rose!
    Enjoy the weekend and love to the Family!!

    • Hi Robin!

      As You might understand I’m not as happy about the Equinox as You are, soon we’ll only have eight hours of day light and for several months too πŸ™‚ Otherwise I do like autumn.

      I wonder how long it will take until they use the outer space cold in their predictions πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      I think El Diabolo can go through that fence when he wishes too so my hope is that he never wish to see the outside world, especially not when I pass by πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Have a Happy Equinox!

  3. Christer,
    I can see the dampness in your pictures, and i’d have a fire too. The damp seems to get into the bones.

    Your weather is much like today here. It’s dark and damp after the rain of last night. I’m just about ready to go out to breakfast, my favorite Sunday ritual.

    • Hi Kat!

      It never dries up because we have so little sunshine between the showers now. So it is so nice to have a fire in the stove again πŸ™‚

      A bit better today though, we’ve actually had some sunshine and very little rain for once πŸ™‚

      It would be nice to have a tradition like that but we don’t have any places like that over here except for Mc Donalds and I refuse to go there to eat breakfast πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Have a great day!

  4. It’s cool here today.Not quite 60. Sunny too. But I feel like staying inside.
    I REALLY need to work on the yard, so maybe I will force myself to do so later.
    I’m just so over it right now. If only the weather would stay at this temp for a while, I would be happy.
    I’m painting as I have a DVD is going, and then checking in on blogs in between,
    The dogs are on the patio which is most shaded by the Weeping willow and they are all scattered about, laying in the spots of sun like cats.
    I know what you mean about reading up on something and then reading everything else too. To the point that I forgot why I was reading up on the topic. πŸ™‚
    Those tombs…how do you know there’s people in there? Are all the mounds tombs?
    Were there ever grave markers? If that was here, people would probably be digging them up in the name of science.
    Yep, they would never be able to just leave it alone. 😦

    • Hi Cindi!

      We barely reached today but it was nice anyway. Very little rain today as well so I guess that helped to make the day nicer πŸ™‚

      Sune was the only dog that wanted to go outside today, the others ran to the door and stopped πŸ™‚ I have no idea why though πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      The National Heritage Board has a web site that shows all known heritage sites in the country. Almost all of those mounds are graves and have never officially been dug up but many may have been plundered shortly after they were buried. These graves are very common in this area so there’s no doubt that they are graves. We also have a medieval church yard in the forest beside the abandoned church but I haven’t found any grave stones yet.

      They would most probably dig them up here too if it wasn’t for the fact that it costs lots of money πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Have a great day and keep away from Your garden, any work there won’t run away You know πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


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