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A time for retrospects.

A time for retrospects.
Written by Annika Olsson / December 25, 2018


I hope you have a nice Christmas morning. Maybe you stay in your beds and think about doing so for a long time or you sit at a rich breakfast table and enjoy. Some of you may be on your way to an early Christmas lottery.

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My camera and I have a few days off, so I offer some archive images.

Today I was going to take you on a small turn along the Österlenleden trail.

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It was a day a couple of years ago that my daughter and I enjoyed a late summer day with some hiking here at home. Our journey went from Vitemölla to Brösarp.

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We both love our Austrian nature. Beautiful beach flowers grew in the sand and in their place there was that special "black sand" which is a little rare for the beaches here.

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We took a break at the wonderful chair by the lone tree a bit from Klammersbäcksmynning. The chair now nowadays has been joined and become two. We passed the old Ålaboden Stenören.

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But the time goes fast when you walk and we were there at Haväng's bathing place and Verkeån's mouth.

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Our legs were stiff so we continued smoothly with Brösarp in sight. Through the wonderfully beautiful Skepparp the trail that we followed went.

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Our hike continued all the way to wonderful Hallamölla. But you might see more about another time.

Quote of the day:

To truly experience a landscape you have to walk through it. Even a bike goes too fast.
Now enjoy a nice Christmas day. Hug from me.
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Gylleboannika Annika Olsson

Hi. Welcome to my blog.
My name is Annika Olsson. I love animals and nature. I live with my husband, our dogs and cats in a wonderful place - Gyllebo in Österlen. I try to enjoy life in all places and gather at those little moments. I love to photograph and tell about big and small in my life, my thoughts from day to day. A lot of nature pictures and photos from my everyday life. One and another wise quotation is often included in my posts. Welcome to me!

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But set for Sunday morning.

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On a gray cloudy Sunday morning I chose to start my day at the sea.

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Nothing is as nice as a lone walk on a deserted sandy beach.

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With the Johnny dog ​​by my side, I enjoyed the humid breeze against my face.

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At the edge of the beach was a beautiful oak set up in the sand. Around, a lot of seabirds had gathered ... to Johnny's great happiness.

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Considering Johnny's bad legs, he kindly had to walk connected to my side. I knew for sure that Johnny would otherwise have lost all self-control and mastery. He had gone off like a madman straight into the flock of birds. It would not have been particularly good for himself or for the screaming bird-birds, which strangely strutted around the empty boat.

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We stopped for a while and looked out over the sea. I enjoyed the beautiful view where I could see Bornholm far away on the horizon. Johnny was probably wondering how he could go unnoticed on a hostile gull.

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Instead of continuing to fool around with stupid pouters, Johnny lay down on his side and rolled happily rounds in the damp sand. His shiny black coat turned yellow-beige like a golden retriever. Then he shook himself pleasantly so it felt as if my whole body was being sandblasted. Of course - if you have been on a sandy beach, it should be visible in the car where you have been…

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Quote of the day:

There are friends for the moment and there are friends for life, but it is only time that can show who is who.

Is there really any better friend than a dog ... No matter how angry I can sometimes get on my Johnny dog, his love for me is so total !! If he gets a reprimand, he just rushes on and gets ready to pounce on me with his great love. Although of course, now in the old days we have much more indulgence with all his cheats ...

Do good and hug


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It is probably lucky that the fall is coming.

16 September 2019
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Who had really dared to be dizzy with spring feelings all year long?

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Or fulfilled by summer energy all day of the year? After all, they had not been able to do that.

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It is probably all good luck that autumn is coming and slowing us down a bit.

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Even the animals seem to take it a little calmer now. The cows out in their yard, instead of their slightly eco-friendly spring looks, have now received a somewhat more harmonious shimmer in their fine cow eyes. Their looks are, like, more adultly veiled.

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The calves have grown considerably during the summer. As all "gluttons" do when they go green. For sure, you also remember how the pants legs on the kids' jeans had always shrunk a whole decimeter when it was time for the first school day in the fall term. They are always lucky that small calves do not go to school or use jeans for that matter either. Yes, it is probably lucky that the fall is coming.

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At home in our garden, all the leaves have fallen off our little rowanberry, and on the roof of the woodshed the flower bulbs bloom as most beautifully.

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Autumn usually is a quiet time in my family, but this year there is full activity for us. Things to fix and try. It is good that the autumn comes and creates a little calm. Yes, it's probably all good luck there ...

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Quote of the day:

Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better. // Albert Einstein

Feel good and hug from me.


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Stop growing.

15 September 2019
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Hello Hello

So this growing year, there is no stopping how much it is growing right now.

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That the sunflowers this year beat all records, I have shown you before. But to my great delight, the difficult-to-flirt angel trumpet has also tightened up.

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This spring when I put out the big barrel with the bare sticks in, I blurted out on it. No, I didn't think I would be able to enjoy any angel flowers at all this year.

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But then it became so stately.

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That's how these sunflowers are. They are not only extremely tall, no some of them have got huge flowers, twice as big as old-fashioned LPs.

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Next year I'll take a break from the sunflower cultivation. Although it can of course be sunflowers even without my participation. There is, after all, evidence of being outside the small pond. There, the birds have their own little sunflower cultivation.

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Quote of the day:

Strength does not come from what you can handle. It comes from what you didn't think you would do.

Big hug from me.


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Autumn is so beautiful.

14 September 2019
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Autumn is so beautiful I think.

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Certainly, the darkness sneaks on and certainly every day becomes a bit colder. But no seasons are as beautiful as autumn.

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Nature is getting ready for a much needed rest. I myself am full of energy and feel summer strong and moody.

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The scents in the forest make me almost high. Slightly drunk, I enjoy every autumnal breath. Yes, almost as if I happened to eat some of the wrong kind of mushrooms.

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The garden has grown up and become as independent as a teenage child. Little support in life, so that everything does not go overpowered. Yes, that's all that's needed now, before the leaves fall.

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Autumn is so beautiful I think.

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Quote of the day:

Take a day when you decide not to whine or complain about anything? Feel how it feels.

Hug Annika

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Just plain water.

13 September 2019
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That lovely evening when we were surprised by the rain, it was just fabulously beautiful.

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After all, we had only come down to the beach at Knäbäckshusen when we were surprised by a heavy rain.

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Away over Stenshuvud, a small streak of the sun gleamed through the clouds. As a result, a beautiful rainbow appeared over the sea.

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Over the national park it cleared up more and more and the sky turned blue again.

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Over the sea, there were now two parallel rainbows that seemed to disappear into the depths.

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As we approached the National Park, the rain had stopped and I was able to fold down the Kapuschong again. Johnny rushed the water out of the coat and took the opportunity to quench the thirst in the little stream that ran into the sea.

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At the Krivareboden, the rays of the sun had once again started to look ahead and warmed us well.

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Autumn was reminiscent of a bush's beautiful red-changing color.

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On the way back to Knäbäck, the clouds formed fantastic creations in the sky.

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Maybe it was one of the more beautiful evenings at this beach on Österlen…

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I was so happy that my old fine Johnny dog ​​had a good day with his bad leg, and was able to come with me this evening.

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When I turned back towards Gyllebo again, the clouds had begun to adopt a loving pink tone. I felt grateful for life.

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Quote of the day:

Clouds and humans mostly consist of water and often represent something they are not.

A wonderful quote that I saw on a friend's Facebook page. So true about plain water. Thank you Tina for conveying this beautiful quote ♥

Hug me Annika

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Our time.

12 September 2019
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Autumn, it's a wonderful time. It's here now.

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I always enjoy this time of year when the first autumn scent is felt in the air. I really enjoy this year.

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My beloved fine Johnny dog ​​has a malignant cancerous tumor in the hind leg. For every morning round he can keep up with, I am overjoyed.

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Last week we walked as often as one lap around Lake Gyllebosjön.

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As usual, I kept a close eye on Johnny and his way of going. For the first time, I could imagine that maybe he was limping a little and went a little stiffer. We paused often.

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The small dogs were full of their…

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I enjoyed nature's own artwork.

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One fall is not the other like, and I am painfully aware that next year may look completely different ...

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For the first time Johnny showed clear signs of pain in his leg. As she wrote, my veterinary daughter, Histiocytic sarcoma is no child's play…

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But now is now, and we do every day as well as we can.

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Quote of the day:

Sometimes someone comes into your life and gives you the feeling that you are HOME, wherever you are.

Have a really nice day.

Hug Annika

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Behind the clouds the sky is always blue.

11 September 2019
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Yes, that phrase "that the sky is always blue behind the clouds", it became so clear that night when Johnny and my dog ​​walked the Knäbäckshusen beach.

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When I drove away from home, a happy sun beamed over Gyllebo. But already in Rarar the clouds became sealed.

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Over Rörum's church and over Mandelmann's small lonely tree, the thick, gray clouds towered menacingly.

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-we can handle us dry-shod, I thought to myself, as I walked down the hill towards the sea ...

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But I got…

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We had nothing more than to get down on the beach until a heavy rain was upon us. The colors faded and the view over Vik became quite foggy. So beautiful in its own little way. I pulled the hoodie over my head while Johnny seemed to enjoy full mugs.

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In the wet sand jumped a small poor injured swallow. For a moment I thought about how I could make its suffering short ... But no, I simply couldn't take the life of the poor animal.

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Little sadly we walked on in the lukewarm rain. In the sky, a faint rainbow had begun to appear.

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Arriving at the mouth of Rörumsbäcken, the rain began to slow down slightly. Johnny panted on by my side, happy to have another little tour.

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Quote of the day:

All tears are not sad, and all smiles are not happy.

But a smile can never ever hurt.

Hug Annika

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My red hibiscus.

10 September 2019
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I have a red hibiscus that I got from my weird godmother. This year, it is breaking all records.

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It grows lushly away at my little orange. In a year or so, I might have to google cropping ... if it doesn't get too big.

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It is lovely and full of buds!

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It is not only in my garden that it grows and thrives. In the past, I was able to take a look at Gyllebo's little horse jump track when I went on my morning walks. It is no longer possible. Now both the bookcase has grown thick and strong and the book hedge inside the fence has become high and dense. Now you can only imagine that there are horses there, when you hear them frozen with delight.

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Opposite the bathing place you can also talk about plant power. Imagine how much the small corn barley grows in just one summer.

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I wonder if anyone has poured extra nutrition into the water here in Gyllebo… because then it may not be so strange that my own waist size has increased a little over the summer.

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No, I do not worry about a kilo up or down. It should be good to live.

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Quote of the day:

I have a perfect body! I just fit in it!

In my youth, I worried too much about what my body looked like. Life has taught me to care about how the body feels.

Well done dear.

Hug Annika

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The last drops of summer.

9 September 2019
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After supper, I took my bike on a little ride. Down by the lake I stopped for a while. It is clearly visible how the darkness is creeping, earlier and earlier for each evening.

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The youth of the area took the opportunity to suck the last drops of this year's summer this fine evening.

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The beautiful girls may have taken the last dip of the summer from the dock. A little away the tame duck family sat and made their feathers beautiful.

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It was splashed both by thugs and by ducks in the lukewarm water. The evening felt almost magical.

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Then they caught sight of me, and came rocking against me ... the ends thus ... eager for biscuits and other sweets.

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When I got home, it was inviting in the little guest house. I thought for a while about my daughter far away in Alabama. It always hit my heart ... It takes a long time for her to come home again, but as soon as time goes on, it probably just says "Phåffff" then she is home again.

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Her cat, Felix, often sits on the veranda and even looks at the little guesthouse. He probably longs too ... We make sure "her house" is ready whenever she pleases to come home.

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Quote of the day:

Some people want a big classy villa, an expensive nice car and lots of money. Others just want a little cabin in the woods far away from these people.

We are all different. With different goals and dreams. For me, it fits best with a small house in Gyllebo on Österlen.

Hug Annika

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Eastern Lending in the big city.

8 September 2019
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Last weekend me and my dear friend waved goodbye to our Österlen and steered the cuddle to our beautiful capital, Stockholm.

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With the bags packed with almost only running clothes, we jumped on the train in Simrishamn. We were ready to take care of our capital and 2019 years edition of the girl mile.

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We checked in at my favorite hotel Frey. A hotel that deserves to get its own little blog post later.

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"Yes, yes ... yes, we are not so inexperienced," Petra said to a slightly snotty man, who kindly showed us how to make the elevator move, as we were going up to our hotel room.

He looked at us a little big-eyed, and probably didn't understand a word of what we, two happy sconces, were really babbling about. But up we came and could install ourselves in our room.

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After walking many kilometers in a lovely Stockholm weather, we were finally ready for this year's girl mile.

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Maybe it was the hottest and sultry day of the year? It was so hot that we had to load for a while in the shade of a tree. There under the tree we met an experienced lady. We chatted with her for a while and could soon understand that she was a used runner for many years. But that day, she had only come to cheer on a friend, she said.

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The starting shot went and it became a heavy mile for me out on Gärdet. Maybe it was the suites after my cold, the "sciatica" in my legs or it was simply the heat that made it somewhat more difficult than usual. Suddenly I heard a voice in the audience ... "Hello number 14568, hello Österlen" .... And think what some peppy words can make a big difference! Thank you unknown woman who gave me some extra strength.

Both me and Petra got to the finish, cruelly satisfied with both of us ourselves.

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The next day we jumped on the train again and rushed back down to Skåne and to our dear Österlen.

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Nothing is as wonderful as "cum heaven" ... "heaven in Österlen again!

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Quote of the day:

Life begins where your safety zone ends.

For us, more running training awaits before the next dreamy goal will be fulfilled ... If you dare not test then you can never succeed.

Have them nice and hug.


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