My potager garden is a small garden on the island of Resarö, Resarö is situated in the inner part of the archipelago outside of Stockholm. Tyra´s Garden is mostly an ornamental vegetable garden, potager. But flowers are of course an important ingredience, for beauty and pollination.
Tyra's Garden is a small garden on the island of Resarö situated in the inner part of the archipelago near the small town Vaxholm, outside Stockholm. Tyra's Garden is mostly an ornamental vegetable garden, my potager. But flowers are of course an important ingredience, for beauty and pollination. The climate in these parts is quite demanding as the northerly winds can be strong and cold. THIS BLOG 'Tyra's Garden' is not entirely a gardenblog it contains much more. About me: Enthusiastic amateur gardener and photographer from Vaxholm, Sweden. Designed and built my Greenhouse and Potager in Tyra's Garden 2003. Love the outdoor life, gardening and sailing especially. View my profile

Sunday

A 'Slipper Walk' - I just had to catch that light.

This post, A' Slipper Walk'..., was originally uploaded and written by Tyra at the blog Tyra's Garden http://waxholm.blogspot.com/


When I woke up this morning it was freezing cold outside -6 C, the sky was heavenly blue, the light was pale pink and so beautiful. Time was tight, I just had to catch that light, it lasts for just a few minutes. I'm off, time for a 'slipper walk'. I jumped into my slippers, grabbed my camera and rushed out for a quick photo shoot in the garden, I sincerely hope that my neighbours didn’t see me, or they would for sure have thought that I’ve gone bananas. Can you picture me running around half-dressed and in my slippers with a tripod in my hand?

Beautiful crystals of ice on the glass of one of the greenhouse windows.

Brassica oleracea 'Nero di Toscana' in the greenhouse. It looks rather nice I think, I wonder if I can get it to bloom this season and give me seeds ?

The sundial and the view from my garden towards the east and the lake.

Frosty Brassica oleracea 'Nero di Toscana' in the potager. The hares hasn't found it yet. They usually have a feast of the last of Kale and Cabbages.

The greenhouse windows covered with crystals

Leaves of Bramble Rubus (Blackberries in September) still hanging on to the vine.

The field where the flax grew and the Allotment down by the lake.

A very cold and lonely looking greenhouse.




The last picture shows my old and very un-pruned Pear tree. I must do something about that tree it looks dreadful. By the way, when during the year is the best time to do it?


That's all folks! Brrr...


After this nippy 'slipper walk' the breakfast taste wonderful.
...

TYRA

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40 comments:

Mildred said...

What beautiful pictures. It would be difficult to choose a favorite. I have those days where I try to slip out in some hideous outfit and HOPE the neighbors don't see me!!!

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Hi Mildred, glad to hear that I'm not alone, well you cannot always be gorgeous looking can you?


Tyra

Lindab said...

Hilarious! but well worth it. The frost on the window is like a lovely natural lace curtain.

Nero di toscana was what I had for lunch today. It's a great winter burst of green, isn't it?

Roses and stuff said...

Sådana fina spetsgardiner du har satt upp på växthuset! ; )
Katarina

Kathleen said...

I run out to fill the birdbath and feeders many times in my slippers and pj's!! I'm sure the neighbors find it humorous. Your slipper walk was fabulous. The ice etchings on your greenhouse windows were stunning and had to be my favorites. Although I love any angle & view of your beautiful greenhouse too. It's good you thought to run out and capture them before they disappeared.

perennialgardener said...

I do the same thing all the time Tyra, slippers & pjs! lol :)

Anja said...

Säger som Katarina att "spetsgardinerna" klär ditt växthus väldigt fint!
Mycket vackra bilder!
Så du har en svartkål inne i växthuset? I kruka förstås?Läckert!
Läckert!

mvh, Anja

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Hi Linda, I'm glad you like it and yes it does look like lace curtains in one of the photos doesn't it?

Kathleen and Racquel, slippers and pjs, how lovely girls!

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Katarina och Anja visst blev det fint med lite nya gardiner!

Yes, Svartkålen inne står i kruka för jag tänkte som sagt spara den och låta den gå upp i blom och sedan ge mej lite fina fröer, tror ni det blir bra?

kram Tyra

Chandramouli S said...

Fantastic photos, Tyra! I love the very first one! So well captured! Cheers!

Barbee' said...

Both photos of the windows with frost on them made my heart jump because they are so gorgeous!! Remind me of lace curtains.

Frances said...

Hi Tyra, brrrr, I feel the cold in my tootsies in sympathy for yours! But that was a wonderful pinky light and like you say it lasts but a moment then is gone. Well done!
Frances

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Hi Chandramouli and thank you for the comment, it is amazing with those crystals isn't it?

Hi Barbee, yes, especially the second one.

Hi Frances, I think that magical light it just there for a short time, it disappears after 10-15 minutes or so, then it's gone.

Take care girls/ xoxo Tyra

HelenJ said...

Haha, sånt har jag också gjort. Att gå en liten "morgonrunda" före frukost kan vara väldigt dumt - risken finns att man inte kommer in förrän det är dags för lunch. I inneskor och pyjamas!
Härliga bilder....

Tack för din kommentar på min blogg förresten!

/Helen

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Hej och välkommen till min trädgård Helen, kul att träffas. Visst en 'morgonrunda' kan bli väldigt lång men inte när det bara är -6 grader, då blir det en snabbis.

mvh Tyra

CinderELLA said...

Vilken härlig morgonpromenix!
Kram Eva Linnea

Stewart said...

Beautiful photos, thanks for braving the cold.

Kylee said...

Tyra, I think your pear tree has a beautiful form in silhouette! I love the sepia tone of some of the photos, too. It's beautiful there where you live!

I go out in the garden in my pajamas and slippers many times, but not in winter!

jodi said...

MMM--it DOES look cold, but beautiful...I'm glad you braved the cold, even in your slippers, to bring us such lovely photos. and the days are getting longer, slowly but surely....

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

CinderElla, morgonen är ju bästa tiden i trädgården tycker jag, kanske inte januari då.


Hi Stewart and thank you.


Hi Kylee the Pear has got a nice silhouette but it needs to be trimmed!

Hi Jodi that's it...always look at the bright side.

I wish you alla a nice week/ xoxo Tyra

Karen - An Artist's Garden said...

LOL very funny Tyra - I often go off down the gardens before I get dressed!
Well worth it for the beautiful photographs.
K

Ruben said...

I have a very good imagination, but it´s really hard to imagine your tripod! Fantastic photos! Well done, Tyra! /Ruben

Fröken Dill said...

Hej Tyra vilken fantastisk trädgård du har!

Och vilket växthus!!! Jag är SVÅRT avundsjuk.

Till våren ska jag ta tag i köksträdgården på mitt landställe, men vis av erfarenhet vet jag att det är många års jobb för att få till det.

Växthus blir det nog först om sådär 5 år...

Titta gärna in på min matblogg som jag hoppas kommer att handla mer om odling framöver.

Många hälsningar från fröken Dill

tina said...

A slipper walk in winter to get some wonderful pictures sounds fun to me!

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Karen and Tina my gardening artists thank you so much for your comment and Tina nice interview at My Mother's Garden. Great idea!

It is fun to hear that I'm far from not alone with early half-dressed garden walks.

LOLove Tyra

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Hejsan Ruben min favorit bloggare och tack för den fina kommentaren. Tripoden är ovärderlig! Speciellt i svag belysning.

Hallå Fröken Dill, vilket kul namn. Välkommen till min trädgård, jag hoppas att du kommer att trivas. Roligt att höra att du gillar mitt växthus också.

Ha det gott/ mvh Tyra

Annika Christensen said...

Så vilsamt det ser ut.
Tänker på min faster som bodde på Tynningö och då åkte man båt från Vaxholm. Det är väl där du bor - Vaxholm?
Har själv bott i Täby.
Stockholm har så mycket att bjuda på och att få uppleva så mycket landet känsla så nära en storstad är helt underbart.
Ha det gott
Annika

Daphne said...

I love those frost photos. It reminds me of when I lived in Colorado. My dad only set the heat to 55°F (13°C) so our rooms were cold. During the winter the ice etching on the windows were so beautiful.

easygardener said...

You brave person - and to take out a tripod as well! Very professional.
Lovely photos and I shivered as I looked at them :-)

The Muse said...

I feel prose in my soul looking at these! Very nice!

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Annika ha jag har också bott i Täby, där är också rätt bra, staden på landet brukar jag säja.

Hi Daphne we call them 'ice roses' as well, they are beautiful aren't they.

Hi easygardener, yes professional and awfully silly!

Hi the Muse, prose? haha thank you!


Take care and have a wonderful day!

Vero said...

Beautiful!
But honestly mum, aren't you a bit bananas, in a most awesome and lovely way!

Viva the bananas!

Have a great tuesday!

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Thank you Peaches! Du vet att äpplet faller inte långt från äppelträdet.

xoxo Mamma

Jan said...

Love the ice crystals on glass photos. We never get to see that here where I live.

Jan
Always Growing

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Hi Jan, I love the changes of the seasons that we have here but...the winter is too long, dark and cold. I think you are a lucky girl living in a more 'human' climate.
My brother with whom I work with left for Thailand yesterday morning and I must say I was so jealous!

xoxo Tyra

naturglede said...

Very creative ABC! Hei du, tusen takk for kommentar hos meg. Dette er mitt første besøk hos deg. Vakker blogg, så her kommer jeg tilbake:) Ha en fin dag i kulda. Her er snøen snart borte, og det er is, glatt og slaps:)

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Hei Natureglede tusen takk själv! Jag er glad att du syns min blogg er vakker.

Ha en trevilg dag och på igensyn!

Tyra

Gail said...

Tyra, I think the tree is beautiful! A very lovely post...I am cold just looking at the frost. I hope you're toasty warm..gail

Barbara said...

Yes I can picture you and I know it was worth it to get your stunning pictures.

Fundera grönt said...

Vackra bilder! Älskar kål! :)