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


Mosiac Monday Little Red House - Saint Lucia

This post Little Red House - Saint Lucia was originally uploaded by Tyra Hallsénius Lindhe in the blog Tyra's Garden

This is from yesterdays walk through the little village Åkerby. What a wonderful winter day, the sun was shining and the snow was glittering and it was just a perfect Sunday afternoon. All the little red houses brightened up the otherwise fairly black and white landscape. This is where I have my little red cottage, my "summerhouse", Åkerby is a very old village, I don't know how old but I know that the Russians burnt most of it down in 1917 during the so called "rysshärjningarna" Russian ravages. The clocktower in Åkerby is from 1739 and my little red house is from 1901.

Today we celebrate The Day of Saint Lucia   (Saint Lucy's Day wikipedia) a lovely day in Advent. A day with filled with glorious music, lots of candlelights, saffron bread and of course Lucia.

Mosaic Monday - Little Red House

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gunsan said...

Så vackra och stämningsfulla bilder.Man blir glad av att se dom.Ha en bra dag.

Ingmarie We said...

Håller med Gunsan! Verkligen vackra och jullika foton. Du har fotograferat ett riktigt drömställe med så vacker natur och fina byggnader. Ha det bra.

GrandmaK said...

Wonderful pictures! What a glorious blue sky!!! Wishing you well! Cathy

Vee said...

Enjoyed reading about the history of your town and seeing your beautiful little red house set in the snow with the blue, blue sky above. Oh we only read about this day that you have celebrated. It looks so charming.

Randi said...

Så ljuvligt! Så lyxigt...en egen liten röd stuga och dessutom på landet...det har jag alltid drömt om. Din by ser så romantisk ut...som om tiden stannat upp.
Önskar dig en riktigt skön dag med många lussebullar och glögg!
Kram Randi

Naturegirl said...

Tyra! It is wonderful to stop by once again to view your blog! I have been busy relocating to a little house in the woods and am enjoying the quiet life. Winter has put a hush on my winter white world. I see that yours is snow white too! A lovely quaint little village...I saw many while I toured Europe.Happy holidays!

Ruben said...

Ha det gott!

Kathryn said...

These are marvelous photos, Tyra, and I especially appreciate the last one with the crown of lights on the head of that lovely woman. Thank you for the sharing! And Merry Christmas!

♥ Hannele på Hisingen said...

ett sagolandskap

Mary said...

What a beautiful mosaic, Tyra. I love Sweden. I visited twice many years ago, as one of my mother's close friends was from there. Your little red house is adorable!


Claus Dalby said...

Kære Tyra - tak for de skønne billeder. I svenskere er altså verdensmestre i julestemning.

Rigtig god jul. Vi MÅ ses i 2012.

Ali said...

I love the photos of the snow, it looks just magical... it's wonderful to read all about winter on the other side of the world while I am here in the middle of summer. I'd love to swap for a day :)

Tanya Boracay said...

Hi Ali,

Me too, i loved to see snow, i never experience it. There no snow here.

Just like to share with you a beautiful quote...

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." - Albert Schweitzer

You can get more happiness quotes at

Geno's Garden said...

Happy Winter, Tyra. We in California envy you your beautiful snowy scenes, you probably envy us our mild days, although we are in a bit of a weather storm series. Do you think I might copy your Mosaic Monday for 1 email to 1 person? (I'm sending a download to an Orphei Drangar Christmas CD and would like to wrap it in a bit of Sweden winter. Whichever way, have a lovely holiday. Jeannie

Glädjekällan said...

Åååå vilken vinter vi har!
Nu till jul är den verkligen perfekt.
Önskar dig och de dina en riktigt God Jul!
Ha det gott

Ruben said...

God Jul!

Anna said...

I hope that you enjoyed St.Lucia's Day Tyra. Best wishes for Christmas and I hope that the new year treats you and your garden most kindly xxx

Willy said...

Thank you for all the lovely posts on your blog.
God Jul
Kram Willy

Gela said...

Kikar förbi för att önska dig en riktigt fin julhelg/Gela

Yolanda Elizabet Heuzen said...

Dear Tyra,

God Jul! And a very happy and healthy New Year to you and yours.

How lucky you are to have such a lovely red summerhouse in such an old village.

Here we have a lot of snow (30 cm) which is very special in my country. Little doggy Tara loves the snow very very much.

Williams Design said...

Tittar in för att önska en Avkopplande Helg och ett Inspirerande Nytt År ღ.•*♥•♫ Lisbeth,