Haven’t been here for ages, but I guess that’s the same old story! In the midst of writting a big essay for the semester, I can’t help but dreaming about last summer and all the lovely things it brought. Homemade goods, good times with friends in the garden, Iceland and just general happiness. Can’t wait for exams to be over and summer to properly begin.
Above are some fairly recent and yet fairly un-updated photos from this years garden.
In Denmark we just had fall vacation for the past week and that gave me a perfect reason to finally go home and visit my parents again – it’s been a while since I’ve done so. The week before that included a crazy work load, so I was very pleased to be able to just relax and enjoy myself. After almost a week of relaxation I had to face the reality of chores and and things needed to be done in the apartment (oh the grownup-ness!) and I went back to Aarhus friday. I’ve been running around like a mad person; catching up on my studying, doing laundry, filling the freezer with homemade chicken stock, beans and applesauce and and and.. But most of it was nice things – things that I didn’t mind doing (like baking the best walnut bread ever).
I just stumbled across Ben Trovatos feature of a young female photographer (makes me sound old, yuk). As it says on her website, Natalie Kucken is a 17-year-old photographer, who startet shooting at 14, “creating dreamlike worlds to collect and keep in pixels“. A lot of young photographers that I come across have a similar style of photographing, but this girl’s different. Her imagery is playful, yet deep, and I really enjoy her experiments with light and her electronics. Take a look at her inspiring photos.
The past three weeks where I’ve been home alone, I’ve created a new tendency in my dayly doings. I’ve started piling up projects, heeps of projects, that are all fun – but it leaves me knackered at night. The workload keeps growing and it’s hard to keep up. All of this means headaches, which means more stress because I don’t have the energy to get things done!
So it was a great feeling to walk into the dewy, sunny garden this morning and harvest my spring onions. Apart from my beans they’re the only crop I’ve left from this summer. Amazing greens and lovely oniony aromas..
(I promise this won’t turn into a garden blog only – would be pretty dull over the winter time)
I’ve shown you my garden a few times (like here and here). But autumn has come to Denmark, which means there’s not much for me to do in my wee garden, but enjoy what’s left of flowers and colours. Mentally I haven’t been ready to give up my garden, and all the gorgeous vege that I got from it (a lot of it withered in the sun and rain when we were on vacation), so I decided to plant some lettuce and some swiss chards (or silver beets, bright lights or whatever you may want to call them) in my windowsill. I’m especially excited about the chards, since it’s the first time I’ve sown them – but my mum has them at home in the window boxes and they’re both beautiful and so delicious. Plus, it’s so nice having something growing and something to look forward to when the autumn brings rain and wind.
Ps. If you wonder what I mean with victory garden, I can explain; this was what you call the gardens people planted during WWII in their yards, windows.. All to start producing their own food.