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.



The Citadel


Sailing boat down in the harbor

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


Sittin’ in the dock of the bay

This picture is from a small island called Aspö


 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







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?




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


fog down on the meadow by the lake. 

wet cold feet on the grass 

a scent of Caprifolium… 

 October scents