onsdag 23 juli 2014

Beach holiday

The heat continues.  I'm so thankful for having the cottage in the forest with a lake close to it. This is a place we're I really can relax.  Last weekend was spent in the cottage with my sons. Two lazy days with just bathing,  playing games and barbecue.
The beach is over 1 km long and the water is shallow. It's perfect for families. It's also great that we are almost alone :)



I have never seen so many butterflies at the same time at the meadow by the cottage. This is a sign of how important it is to take good care of the surroundings by cutting the grass with a scythe at right time.
A little sign that we've reached the later part of summer is the morning mist that reveals all the cobwebs in the garden.

A colleague is growing cucumbers in the glassed shelter for smokers.  As it is abandoned it's perfect for this purpose.  We can all pick a cucumber if we like. 

24 kommentarer:

  1. Vad härligt det låter...just sådana dagar är dem man minns när det är vinter...Vilken fin sandstrand! Ha en fin fortsättning på sommaren!
    Kram,
    Regina

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  2. This all looks so lovely, with the pretty nature and the wonderful lake... I'd love to make a vacation there!

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    1. If you come to Sweden I will show you all my favourite places :)

      Radera
  3. Åh, vilka fina gurkor. Jag odlade gurkor en sommar och de blev stora som hela armen :)

    Konstigt att se en helt tom sjö-strand. Här nere är det bara vita klitter så långt ögat når, och du kan inte ta ett steg utan att trampa på någon. Men så hatar jag också stranden... :)

    Jag skulle hemst gärna vilja se bilder på dina pumpor, hur har det gått?

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    1. Jodå de har satt små kulor som jag ska försöka få att överleva :)

      Radera
  4. It looks wonderfully peaceful! You are lucky! And I would love to have cucumbers at my disposal like that! Can't wait to grow oue own garden when we finally move house :)

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    1. It's great to have a garden :)

      Radera
  5. Fantastik!
    Jag drömmer om en semester som den. Men jag kan inte resa till Sverige i sommar.
    I just hope I got the prepositions and everything right. My Swedish still needs some improvement. It won't be helpful to have a 3 month break from uni without any practise.
    The cucumbers are looking good. I have started to grow tomatoes this year. Hopefully that works out in some way. :)

    Hälsingar från Tyskland
    Sarah

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    1. Det ser alldeles utmärkt ut :D I have studied German at university but I can't speak it because without practising I lost it.

      Radera
  6. So peaceful and wonderful! The end of the summer? Does it start getting cold in August? I would guess you have an early fall. We tend to stay pretty hot until October. BLUCK.

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    1. The nights are getting colder but the days are extremely hot. The lawn grows and looks still green thanks to the mist that waters it at night.

      Radera
  7. I LOVE the pictures of the butterfly and the cobweb!! And is your son really wearing swim shorts with the American flag on them?? Awesome! ;-)

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    1. Yes American flag on kids shorts. Oskar bought shorts with the New Zealand flag. Swedes are very Anglofile ;) As some english speaking foreigners say "They speak better english than myself".

      Radera
  8. Seems so relaxing, so glad you had a lovely time! You are lucky that summer ends soon, we have still a long time.. that picture with the mist and the spider web is amazing! <3

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    1. We long for autumn now :) Lit candles, cosiness etc.

      Radera
  9. It looks like the perfect summer vacation .... no stress of travelling; just kicking back. :)

    You can tell autumn is just around the corner over here, too. Very heavy dew in the mornings and it's chilly!

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    1. We do both have a very short and intense summer season!

      Radera
  10. Such beautiful images, what a wonderful place to stay <3

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  11. Ser så mysigt ut...nästan så att jag skulle vilja gå & ta ett dopp i grannens pool nu...är SÅ varm... : /

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  12. Åh, vad härligt, snart blir det svalare (HÖST!) <3
    Men det är jäkligt skönt att bada måste jag hålla med om. Jag var nog en sjöjungfru i mitt förra liv. ;D

    SvaraRadera
  13. Vilka fina härliga bilder :) Som vanligt ;)

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  15. Beautiful photos! Reminds me of when I would visit the beach as a kid.

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