Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Corfu & Paxos: Salt / Stones / Thoughts


Fragments of our summer vacation. 2014.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

My Day Off



Today I did practical stuff - like cleaning a little spot on my new blue/green dancing dress, writing our vacation plan into my calendar and preparing for remaking my bathing suit. Then I went on a bike ride to Risskov to take a swim. The weather changed from sunny to cloudy, and on my way home, I stopped at Street Coffee on Frederiksbjerg. It started to rain, while I read an articel about a blogger - Jack Monroe - who cooks for one hundred kroner a week. Interesting blog idea and inspiring insight to another persons challenges - which turns out to be her benefit. The album SUN by Cat Power played on the record player behind me, and when the rain stopped, I went home. Calm day / cooling breeze.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Time



Within the last week my perception of myself, others and the meaning with everything has changed radically - from day to day, hour to hour, minute to minue. I don't know what the meaning is, but I know what makes me rethink, when everything seems not possible. A book by Thomas Espedal - and the way he captures moments, scenes and fragments from his own life. I had red about him in the Norwegian magazine FIN more than a year ago - and finally I have started on one of his books. Visiting the Wes Lang exchibition on ARoS, where the meaning of life is essential and mixed with skeletons, naked beauty, indians and wordplays with a deeper meaning. The exhibition studio contained one big confusing mixture - like life itself. A new frame with old dravings about plants and birds. Stones found by the ocean... That's it.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

An Afternoon In The Botanical Garden



The greenhouse in The Botanical Garden in Aarhus has been closed for some time - because of modernisation. Both the café and the greenhouse opened on 16th of April, even though the renewal is still in progress. On a Saturday afternoon I started with a simpel lunch in the café, and then I walked into the different climate zones, where I got drawn by the temperatures, colours, shapes and sizes of plants in each room.

In the tallest room I noticed some butterflies, and I almost stumpled, when a little boy came running with joy. His granny apologized, and said: 'Harald, you have to calm down a little...'. I went up the stairs to see the whole greenhouse from the top, and suddently Harald was there, and he couldn't find his granny. I told him, that It's a good thing too be on the top, because then he can get a view all around the garden. He saw her, and we walked down the stairs together. 'Do we know each other?' Harald asked. 'No, but now we do' I said, and again the granny smiled and tried to get a hold of Harald.

On my way out I noticed a peculiar brown toilet - next to all the white ones. A unified statement of the greenhouse - where even the toilets can give a sence of different climate zones. It makes sence when everything is used to tell a story - even the toilets...

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Plant Exchange



A few weeks ago I went on a short trip to Copenhagen, where I visited my bonus aunt on Frederiksberg. We discussed how I can nurse my plants, on the balcony, if I'm on a short vacation. Besides that I brought her a little Pilea and got some fine Geraniums, with cinnamon and lemon scent, from her balcony. Plant Exchange. We looked into books about the subject and agreed on what a good nerdy interest, we can now share ;-). Later that day I found some cool golden flower boxes at a plant shop on Vesterbro - Cool & Coozy. When I arrived in Aarhus, I followed my bonus aunts guidance, and made a little hole in some water bottles, and added some space under the herbs. We went on vacation for five days, and they handled it very well. Two of them had used all the water - while the others where saving.... I love my new nerdy interest.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Finding A Plate On The Road



Last Sunday I went for a walk, to the Finderskeepers market, even though it was raining outside. I noticed interesting designs - but could not make a decision on buying anything. Too crowded. Too much stuff. I decided to head home, and on Lundingsgade I noticed some plates, lying on the road, next to a dumpster. Some where broken, most of them where white, but one had a flower on it. I brought my Royal Swan Plate home and enjoyed my lunch on my new finding. This weekend has been sunny and green!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Our Balcony: Herbs / Geranium / Hosta



After a good advice from a connoisseur I have finaly placed our plants on the balcony. It has been a really rainy week - with a few sunny moments in between. I think the plants love the change of weather during a day ;-). At the Ingerselv Boulevard Market I have invested in herbs to be used for our Spring recipes: coriander, sage, mint and rosemary. Besides that another friend inspired me to invest in the beautiful geranium flowers. They are so easy and fine - and can survive during the winter. Yesterday I fell across the almost forgotten hosta at a big plant store... Stay tuned - more plant stuff will come!
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