Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Woke up to snow!

On this last day of 2008 I woke up to a snowing world.
Everything has been so dark lately with the old snow turing into dirty ice, but now the world feels new.
I am busy in the kitchen, preparing for a party tonight, but have found time to run out to taste the snowflakes.

Monday, 29 December 2008

Feeding the birds for Christmas

Birds and squirrels deserve a little extra when Juletide is here.

Sunday, 28 December 2008

Saturday, 27 December 2008

The Santa Barbara twig

December 4th, on Barbromesse, Santa Barbara Day, I cut a twig from the plumtree and took it indoors to let it grow in lukewarm water. It was supposed to bloom on Christmas Day.
I suppose our Nordic winter is too dark and cold, as very little has happened to the twig yet.

Friday, 26 December 2008

White for Christmas

We are enjoying a White Christmas, but the snow is old and icy and not at all the way I want snow to be - no snowmen making, no playing in the snow, no skiing for me though my husband is out almost every day.
The garden is dead and frozen. The days are short and during the week we are home only when the world is dark. During the holiday we enjoy the light.

I took a garden walk this morning, filled with dreams of a coming summer. Indoors I have a pile of garden books ready to be read, and my dreaming continue.

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Winter closed

The play house is winter closed. Some days I wonder how it would be like to open it, serve some hot chocolate and sit down with some reading. But I soon come to my senses. The winter in Norway is too cold, and anyway the playhouse is a perfect storehouse during winter, so there would be no place to sit down.
I wonder of the "nisser" are there though. Somewhere inside, making their nisselife comfortable. We will give them risengrynsgrøt on Christmas Eve and see what happens.