Tuesday, April 26, 2011
The first photo shows our area only three weeks ago, all white. The others I took today, all green. Amazing – it has exploded. One day it was winter and two days later, the summer is nearly here. Yesterday it was 30 degrees (Celsius) in the sun and I have a nice red colour already.
I hope you had a happy Easter, we certainly did!
Three weeks later.
The bee’s are buzzing loudly in this tree.
Food cellar. We’re not using it, though. :)
View from garden.
Swedish flag. I would have preferred the Norwegian, but when in France… We’re getting the red-white-blue for May 17th, though.
Easter Tulips. Bloomed for a week. I’m getting good at this. ;)
My proud and joy. It’s been blooming for months now. I’m in awe over myself.
Maja enjoying Spring.
R’s darling veteran motorcycle.
Newly bought veteran Volkswagen. Extremely ugly but I’ve been promised it will look better soon.
Our “Falu red” country home.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Finally, the Spring has come. In just a couple of weeks it has gone from totally white to green all over. Amazing! The trees are already about to blossom, colouful flowers covers the ground and the birds sing happy love hymns.
This I dream about, right now.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Spring is marching in, yesterday we gardened for a while and that’ll probably be the case today also. Grass is already green and little blue flowers are sticking their heads up everywhere. Pretty!
Have a glance at these photos. A Monkey adopting an abandoned Cat. How nice is that?!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Finally, we took the decision to move in together. So goodbye Gothenburg – hello Nyköping.
Big step, from the city to the country side. Surely, I’ve had a year and a half to practise living the no-civilisation-way, but I could always take a break from it in the big city.
Now, it’s a huge house to manage, an ever huger garden and forest and water as long as the eye can see. It’s exciting but still, terrifying. Will I go crazy from the silence? Will I love the silence? Can I manage the garden (I don’t even have green fingers, not even the little pinkie one)? Will I know where to start making the house “mine”? I have no clue right now, only time will tell. And luckily; Nyköping is only 15 minutes away, with car, so I have to get my license NOW. And Stockholm is an hour away. So it isn’t all bad.
The pictures are from Ti Mo. They have really beautiful and special clothes! The two first photos made me fall totally in love!
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Elsa Beskow was born in 1874 and died in 1953. Her father was Norwegian (had to mention that) and her mother was Swedish. She married former minister Natanael Beskow and they had six sons.
She published forty books and combined reality with the fairy tale world. Children met elves or goblins, and farm animals talked with people. Central were the relationships between children and adults and children's independent initiative.
Beskow became one of the most well known of all Swedish children's book authors. Many of her books have become classics and are reprinted still. She also illustrated ABC books and songbooks for Swedish schools.
Her books have been translated into many languages, among others; English, German, Arabian, Japanese, Polish and Norwegian.
One of her most known tales are about Aunt Green, Aunt Brown, Aunt Lavender and Uncle Blue. Her inspiration came from her own Aunts and her Uncle. This is the one I remember and read most often, by her.
Others I read were Aunt Brown’s Birthday, Peter and Lotta’s Adventure, Peter in Blueberry Land, Children of the Forest, Pelle’s new Suit and Uncle Blue’s new Boat. I read them again and again!
Have a look at her illustrated year: