A monastery in rural France

I am currently in France to visit family and today we were in one of the most beautiful parts of the country: Auvergne. We were there to visit my dear grandfather’s grave and on the way back, we stopped by a well-known monastery in the region: the Notre-Dame-de-l’Hermitage nunnery and sanctuary. Here are some photos:Fortsätt läsa ”A monastery in rural France”

Bugs and bones

Today I went with members of my family to pick chanterelles in the forest. We only found a few but what we did find plenty of was animal bones. The area is one heavily frequented by hunters, so this wasn’t much of a surprise. It’s been way too long since I was in nature. ProbablyFortsätt läsa ”Bugs and bones”

A wild strawberry place

In Sweden, we call favourite places smultronställen (wild strawberry places). I think I’ve found a new smultronställe by this little pond in the park. Spent some time writing here this morning. Now, time to go have lunch with a friend.

Haikus about the runes: Sól, rune of the Sun.

In winter, You hideIn summer, You never leave.Sól, I wish to sleep! The s-rune is called Sól, after the Goddess of the sun. The above poem is written from the perspective of someone expressing frustration with the Sun for being often absent in winter yet illuminating summer nights and making it hard to sleep. MostFortsätt läsa ”Haikus about the runes: Sól, rune of the Sun.”

Too hot to think

Today was a very hot day at 27 C°. When the weather is like this, I find it hard to think so my writing goal for the day was quite humble: write a short plot plan for the rest of the novel. Which I did, sitting by the shore of the Surtesjön in the VättlefjällFortsätt läsa ”Too hot to think”

Happy Midsummer!

Here in Sweden, it is Midsummer week-end. Unfortunately, because of Covid, there won’t be any large gatherings like we traditionally have. But that’s no reason not to celebrate and give appreciation for all the season gives. Today we celebrated with a bit of strawberry cake. I was going to bake one myself but then IFortsätt läsa ”Happy Midsummer!”

To Mardöll

Mardöll, Shining Maiden, Glistening over waters eternal, My longing for You reawakens each summer Mardöll, Mistress of waves, Lady of seas and Ruler of oceans, Before I could speak or walk, already You had enchanted me Mardöll, Great Dís of light, Your glory is known on every shore, The one who sees You never forgetsFortsätt läsa ”To Mardöll”

A Sol’s Day in the Sun

The summer in Sweden is painfully short so it bums me out that I will have to spend most of it at work. I like my job but I prefer being out in the sun. So, I’m making sure to spend so much time as I can in nature on Sundays since it’s the onlyFortsätt läsa ”A Sol’s Day in the Sun”

Gratitude

It’s strange how the mind so rarely can find satisfaction. Today I was so frustrated because it was cold outside and I was freezing. I felt nostalgic for the past summer and I wished it could be summer and sunshine soon again.Then, I smiled when I remembered how I this summer hated the heat andFortsätt läsa ”Gratitude”

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