Drottningskär – The Citadel at Aspö

This summer I visited a small island called Aspö in the archipelago of Karlskrona . We just made a quick stop on our way to Bornholm. Aspö  has got a beautiful Citadel, Drottningskär - Queen Citadel with a lovely restaurant. Aspö also got a pilot tower Lotstorn  and you can stay over there!  Aspö Lots Torn Archipelago Hotel If you prefer a hostel they have that as well Drottningskärs Vandrarhem We however stay down in the harbor. Unfortunately the weather was not at its best but we did get around the island a bit and paid a visit to the magnificent citadel.

   
   
 
 
 

Drottningskär 

 
The Citadel

 

Sailing boat down in the harbor

 
 
 
 Don’t be a stranger my friend – Do write something.

 
Tyra
 
 

Sittin’ in the dock of the bay

 
 
 
 
 
This picture is from a small island called Aspö
 
Veronica

 

 Sittin’ in the morning sun
I’ll be sittin’ when the evening comes
Watching the ships roll in
Then I watch them roll away again, yeah I’m sittin’ on the dock of the bay
Watchin’ the tide roll away, ooh
I’m just sittin’ on the dock of the bay
Wastin’ time

 

Words from Otis Redding’s wonderful song

 

Visit our host Dragonstar  The weekend in B&W

 

Don’t be a stranger my friend – Do write something!   TYRA

 

Frosty roses – February

Frosty windows

 February pictures from the garden, it is still fiercly cold out there…

The Greenhouse in Tyra's Garden

Jack Frost still have a hard grip…let go mister, let the sun shine and send some warm winds my way.

Frost on the windows

Keep warm/ Tyra

If you want to see my garden ‘in colour’ I mean in a little bit more colour welcome to The Greenhouse

MONOCHROME Weekend

 

 

 

 

Hibernation

  
  
  
  
  
Hibernation is a state of inactivity and metabolic depression in animals, characterized by lower body temperature, slower breathing, and lower metabolic rate. Hibernating animals conserve energy, especially during winter when food is short, tapping energy reserves, body fat, at a slow rate. It is the animal’s slowed metabolic rate which leads to a reduction in body temperature and not the other way around.” Wikipedia 

 

 
The cold house…
 
 
 
 
 
What a glorious winter day, sparkling snow crystals and clear blue sky, it is heavenly beautiful but…freezing cold out there. I went out for a stroll in the garden and paid a visit to for the season a bit neglected greenhouse and it was very cold in there as well – 6 degrees C. (21 F) ‘indoors’. I wonder if any plants will survive this winter.
 
 
 
 
 I think I’m going to make a nice cup of chocolate and take a look in one of my gorgeous seed brochures.

Now, would you like to see this post in colour?

 

Skål!

 

Just a small Skål! For the upcoming  2010.

Jag önskar er alla ett riktigt gott slut och ett gott nytt år!

 

 

Happy New Year!

 

I Wish You All a Happy New Year!

 

A Scented October Morning – Monochrome

 

 October Scents

The monochrome weekly with our host Aileni

Engarn and Lonicera Caprifolium

 Engarn, Vaxholm

Lonicera caprifolium - Honeysuckle

 

Morning dew

 and  

fog down on the meadow by the lake. 

wet cold feet on the grass 

a scent of Caprifolium… 

 October scents
 
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