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Autumn Rest.

Autumn Rest.
Written by Annika Olsson / 7 October, 2019


Autumn rest ... yes it is called wonderfully beautiful blackboard. This year's edition of the apple board in Kivik.

Although the weather's powers were not really well-tuned this weekend, of course we made a visit to this year's market. After all, there is really only good weather and good clothes - that's good with it.

Just as in all markets, it smelled wonderfully delicious from all directions. You felt constantly hungry just the whole time. There were a lot of things to consume and all the good scents replaced each other from booth to booth. Like a magnet, my dear Stefan was drawn to all that fragrant and edible…

So we simply had a break with a cup of smoking hot coffee and a piece of apple cake at the boat club's small cabin.

"Here nothing has lived when you were young," he told me and my daughter. We laughed a little, because Stefan seems to have lived in a lot of cranky places in his happy youth.

After that we were strengthened to stroll in the market bustle.

Most enjoyable is usually the fantastic apple show. We took the opportunity to go there as the rain increased in strength.

On the radio I had heard that there are about 1200 Swedish apple varieties. Then it is actually no wonder that one does not always manage to remember which are which of all our "apple crab bars".

When we listened clearly to Robert Wells and his delightful performance, I hugged about the Austrian's own sweet guard "Strutsen" before it was time for food again. Andrarums IF´s apple burger. A must when you are here.

Then we went back to Gyllebo again. We lit a fireplace in the fireplace and sunk down on the sofa for a really cozy autumn rest.

Quote of the day:

You can love me or dislike me, it's up to you. But I don't have time to dislike those who dislike me. I am busy loving those who love me.

Have a nice Monday and hug you.


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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!

The little Gyllebobocken.

21 October 2019


Recently, a small deer family has moved to our home. A deer family with a cute little goat that seems almost completely fearless. He is so stingy and cute with his little bumps in his forehead.

Perhaps it was because they were born there in the summer outside the plot, which they have now moved back here again.

Or it is because Stefan put up a particularly good salt stone for the little family. A saltstone intended for wildlife.

Although I think they seem to like my sunflowers a little better.

I love to have wildlife on the house knot ... even though there is a different rose sometimes eaten.

But there at the little guesthouse they may be, where they may have a small sanctuary.

Quote of the day:

Most people would learn from their mistakes if they weren't so busy denying them.

Have fun and hug from me.


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To fill body and soul with salt-sprayed wind.

20 October 2019


A moment at the sea at this time of year, yes it is probably among the most beautiful there is.

It was the evening when I visited the cholera cemetery, which we took the opportunity to stroll away to the Tjörnedala nature reserve. The view out over the sea, with Stenshuvud's silhouette far away, yes that view is unbeatable. As beautiful as a painting.

Behind me, Stefan was walking with the newly bathed Johnny in leash. Warning, I pointed to all the fresh "cobwebs" in the grass. To get a wet dog into the picture, which was also full of cobwebs on the paws, there was then nothing that I was particularly craving.

Both Johnny and Stefan managed to stay away from clutching the piano. Out on the sea, the fisherman was running and ruminating his eel ham. For a while we stopped and enjoyed the view.

We passed the little eel booth which is so beautiful on the meadow facing the sea.

When dusk began to fall, we turned back to the car. Stefan and Johnny both limped a little. I think the most longed for home for the evening coffee.

Quote of the day:

At the end of the day, you only have yourself, so learn to be your own best friend.

Well done and hug from me.


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The stone kingdom at the little lighthouse.

19 October 2019


One morning when Stefan and I were at the sea and wandered, we took the opportunity to take the road away to the cute little lighthouse located in Stenshuvud National Park.

The road there is quite rocky and a little tricky, especially if you, like Stefan, have a steel operated foot. I usually point out that it is excellent training for the wrists. At least I think so ... and then it becomes so much more fun when he is with ...

He usually tells a dangerous bunch of funny stories from here and so he has bizarre names in the various places, names that are sometimes not at all appropriate to print like this in public.

We went further south from the lighthouse and then arrived at the place called the Giant's Gate.

Here stand two large stone pillars and look out over the Gulf of Hanö. It is said that this is where the giant Sten has his residence. If sailors would accidentally peek in here through the gate, they would later lose in the bay ... yes, that's perfectly true ...

In any case, I think this is where the Stenshuvudgubben is depicted.

In the 1800 century stone was cut here by the slope of the mountain. Down on the rocky beach you can see the remains of an old smithy.

Some hand-carved stones remain and are reminiscent of old times. Although Stefan found a special stone formed by nature itself. A stone that walked in the sign of love.

On the way back we chose another route to hike. A little easier to reach and so incredibly beautiful.

We walked in the meadow with those special trees. Those that are so beautiful and touching in some way.

Quote of the day:

Strong people do NOT push others down, they lift them up.

Have a nice Saturday and hug from me.


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Pumpkin times.

18 October 2019

Hello Hello

It's that time now. The time for pumpkins and halloween, bus and candy. The time when so much goes in the color orange ... or in the yellow of the fire it was called when I was little.

Where did the extraordinary word really go? Orange. A word that is so much simpler than the word orange…. how do you actually spell orange in curved form?

Well, at least I've been to Österlen and bought myself some pumpkins.

In Löderup there are large fields with pumpkin crops.

It looked so hilarious that we had to stop and perpetuate the peculiar sight of shining bright yellow bowling balls scattered across large fields. Then they drove to the small farm shop where they could buy pumpkins of all colors and varieties.

Many people may only think of halloween and carved brilliant pumpkin faces. But in fact you can do a lot of pumpkins. Last year I did pickled pumpkin which became goddess for all winter dinners.

Quote of the day:

It is when you realize that you do not understand anything that you have finally understood.

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You have no more fun than you do.

17 October 2019


I love that expression, because I think it fits so well. In fact, you have your own responsibility to make your days as good as possible.

It is far from all days that are sunny from morning to evening. That sunny you have to try to pick up every now and then. But if you just dress for the weather and leave, you have come a long way. Concerns, troubles and bad thoughts become so much easier when you get out into the forest. Think demons simply do not like fresh air.

I have invested in such a fitness watch that keeps track of every step I take, every minute I sleep and every little run I run. My dear Stefan has now also started counting his steps over the phone. You could say that it has become like a little exciting competition between us.

Several times he has massaged himself out of the TV couch since the step count competition started…

-you can ass fill me ...

And of course it is so much more fun when you are two.

Especially when you are with Stefan…

Although this ladder competition, I can already figure out which of us will win….

Quote of the day:

Love is not always about keeping each other's hands in agreement. Love is about the fact that despite many conflicts and misunderstandings, they still hold each other's hands.

So it's all about being able to laugh together.

Have a good time and hug from me.


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A small piece of folded soil.

16 October 2019


Do you also have places in your home area that you have never really explored. Places you have passed thousands of millions of times, but never ever stopped and and visited. So visited like that for real?

I have such places anyway. One of the places has been the cholera cemetery in Baskemölla.

It was that day when the rain was like rods on the hill for a whole day. As the sun peeked out in the evening, both Johnny and I had a lot of splashes in my legs. It had to be a round to "Baske" and to the sea.

That night I took the opportunity to visit this cemetery that I have only run past so many times, but in fact never really explored. Stefan took Johnny down with him to the sea, while I looked for myself in the small forest grove.

The cemetery is from 1857, when Baskemölla was affected by a cholera epidemic. Nine people rest at this location.

The little cemetery is extremely beautiful. It is surrounded by a simple stone wall and in the middle stands a large, sleek granite cross with a text engraved. It is a simple text with all the names of those who rest here.

After quietly wandering here for a while in deep thought, it was time for me to find Stiffe and Johnny the dog again. Down the sandy hill it was easy to get around and soon I was down by the little path that goes along the sea.

Pretty soon I got to see my happy dog ​​again, who, to his great delight, had a salt bath in the blue wave. Then came Stefan smiling with a half smile in his mouths. Yes it was almost so I thought he also took a bath.

Quote of the day:

Never tire of doing those little things for the ones you have in your area. Sometimes it is the little things that fill large parts of their hearts.

Have a really good day and hug from me.


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With feet and roots in an apple kingdom.

15 October 2019

… Or as my Stefan would surely have expressed:

... scavenger to scavenger ...

Good morning.

Yes, this Scanian dialect may not be the most beautiful in everyone's ears, but I just love all the old common words that to me feel so "heaven" and sound so familiar.

As so often, we had a case for Kivik. We made our way across Svinaberga. Up there from Bergdala you have a wonderful view. You can look far over Ravlunda shooting range.

On the other side you can see the farms in the small village of Mellby. The place where the little fantastic bakery is located. Where the world's best corn is produced. A yummy coarse bread that may be sponsored by the Dental Association ... It is thus quite hard, but the best in the whole world.

If you were born and raised in an apple kingdom, then of course you enjoy it here. And are you like my Stefan, born in Kivik's harbor, well then something with the sea pulling ...

The apple board had assumed a darker and deeper color. You know that, like us, women are the most beautiful when the apples are fully ripe.

But even though you were born and raised among "apple crab ridge" and "apple tree", it seems that the taste buds have not really caught on. No, a sour apple you never see my dear husband put his teeth in. For him, it is the pear that applies. Clara Frijs should be, so be it! So sweet and juicy ripe so it runs down the chin ...

Quote of the day:

Think about and be thoughtful or think about and be caring.

Well thought must be to make a lot of apple cakes for the family lasting autumn ...

Hug from me.


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The sound of all the wild geese.

14 October 2019

Good morning.

Living on a lake is so wonderful. It's just as amazing at just about all seasons. It's just a little different.

Now in the autumn, there is a lot of life in Lake Gyllebos. There are all wild geese that gather there in large flocks. Most Canadian geese, but also some gray geese.

Every morning when I walk here on my usual morning round, there is a heavenly "cockroach" on the birds.

I just love that lovely sound that I associate so strongly with this fall and this place.

On a frozen morning, it was extraordinarily beautiful down at the bathing place. I stayed for a long time to enjoy a little extra of the fine morning. When a flock of Canadian geese came in for landing, another group of birds lifted up under a horrendously screeching laugh. Yes, it was kind of like a big noisy runway designed for live airmen.

When a brave bather later came to get his morning dip, it was completely empty of birds. The only thing that testified they were there was the white down which floated around on the water.

I wandered discreetly on with my camera… nude bathers to show respect.

Quote of the day:

No one can do business on a dead planet - please, be afraid of it.

Enjoy the day.

Hug Annika

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In search of a little king.

13 October 2019


That there lives a little king down by my brother-in-law's eel fishing in Hällevik, yes I know that for a long time ...

Now, not every simple little king I mean. No, it is one of our, by far the most beautiful little birds, namely the colorful kingfisher.

You can often see small kingfishers right here, and from a reliable source he would have been extra special lately. In the early morning he had been sitting on the red buoy out in the sea, quietly surfing a little on the waves.

On a cold windy Saturday morning, Stefan and I drove down to the hut in Hällevik to see if we could see the colorful little kingfisher.

The morning was really cold and windy. On the sea went high waves so the foam became hot. I had forgotten about the cap at home, so I got really cold about the ears. My blonde ruffs were completely haunted by the sea breezes.

Out in the pit, Matt's eel sump snapped in a fierce wild eel dance. The fish that lay in it must probably be completely angular and sea sick, I thought to myself, as I simultaneously peeked in the strings for my little bird.

The only bird I could see was a frozen, windblown screech that was broad-legged standing on a rocky breeze and giddily looking out over the bushy sea.

From Hällevik we went north to the little sweet bay which Stefan firmly states is called "Hagen". There we continued to scout and glow for our kingfisher.

Well, there are such names in places that soon fall into oblivion. Like a cute little bay outside Kivik called Hagen. These are names of places that you definitely can't find in Google Maps anyway.

No, we did not get to see this little kingfisher on this Saturday morning anyway. But it was a wonderful morning walk in the best nature. And that's really all it takes to feel good. Don't you know what the little kingfisher looks like, I advise you to look at Google ... it's so incredibly beautiful, right ?!

Quote of the day:

Today's youth will never understand why we say "crank down the window".

Have a really nice Sunday and hug from me.


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Best time in the garden.

12 October 2019


I love it here with autumn gardens. To ceaselessly deal with things that fall into my mind. Fix and donate in the garden. Then to go in and warm myself by the stove, cook a good soup and just feel that it is good enough. My garden is for my own well-being and not at all to impress or please anyone.

It is the time now, when the leaves are falling and the wild nature offers a colorful autumn party.

Down here with us we have had the first little frostbutton already. Not many minuses, no more than that the mercury has been down and nosed just below zero. Still, it blooms so beautifully still in my garden.

Of course, it appears that it is on the final lamp for some varieties. The very last little lavender flower stood so defiantly among all the withered friends. A beautiful rose still had lots of buds, and the delicate sunflowers provide good, greasy seeds for the little birds.

Of course, the autumn parade varieties bloom so beautifully yet. The various anemones, rudbecki and silver ax.

Above my head, the wild geese fly back and forth from the lake. Day in and day out, it is a dangerous flapping on them over our little garden. Although I love that sound of flying geese. It is almost so that a little water in my mouth paws when I think of good goose dinners that is common at this time.

The cranes have also passed here over our roof. It's a little sadder feeling. But time goes by and suddenly they come again when it is spring.

Quote of the day:

People should focus more on keeping their own grass alive, and not take much interest in if someone else seems greener.

A good thing about autumn is that when the cold sneaks on you can set the lawnmower and instead settle down with a good book in front of the fire. Every time has its charm.

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