Weekend Coffee Share

Welcome to the Weekend Coffee Share! Can I get you some coffee? Or tea? I baked some tomato bread this morning, I’d be happy to make you a sandwich if you’d like to try it? 

We’ve had a windy week with fall temperatures. Not cold, but colder than the summer months. We’ve had some rain and there’s no need to water the garden anymore (probably not until next spring.) There’s a thin layer of yellow birch leaves on the ground. There’s still a lot of leaves left on the trees as well. This is what the trees outside my kitchen window look like right now. 

It’s funny how the aspen trees in our area usually turns red quickly, while the birch trees turns yellow. What’s the weather like in your area? 

On my bike commute home yesterday afternoon.

I’ve had some great bike rides, and some great shorter hikes in a nearby nature reserve area this week. I also invested in some new lights for my bike. I got new ones last year, but I bought some inexpensive ones, that doesn’t do the job the way I would like them too. I am very pleased with the new ones. They certainly do the job. I have no connection what so ever to the brand, I’m just extremely pleased, and comfortable knowing my bike commute to work will be safe this season. 

Some forest bathing earlier this week.
There’s an abundance of fly agaric everywhere this year, more than usual I’d say.

What are you up to this weekend? I’m hoping for some shorter hikes, and perhaps some gardening time. What I should be doing though is schoolwork, both reading and writing. (For those of you that are new to the blog, besides working full time as a kindergarten teacher I also attend school part time, studying for a Degree of Master of Science, Main Field of Study: Educational Work.) Perhaps I’ll do a little bit of everything, it’s easier to concentrate on school with some fresh air in between sessions. I often divide my days into blocks, first something I need to do, then something I want to do, something I need to do…and so on. 

I hope your week is fabulous! Thank you Natalie for hosting the Weekend Coffee Share.

Love,

Maria  

Published by Maria

It’s all about experiences, and the healing power of nature. Life is about choosing happiness. My gypsy soul have taken me to many different countries, and definitely taught me to be more humble. I believe that you are what you eat; mind, body and soul. I enjoy growing my own food, and spending time outdoors. I now reside in the region where I was born Dalarna, Sweden. I am a mom, a teacher, a minimalist and a gardener. Love, Maria

28 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share

  1. Hi Maria,
    Yep – just this past week we had what I think is the “breaking of summer by the forces of fall”.
    We had our big wind-fest with lots of tree parts dropping about, a major break between record high temps to sudden comfy-cool ones and tomorrow may be our first rain in what feels like a decade now.
    Hey – I was intrigued by your photo of the fly agaric mushroom – such stunning colors. I don’t recall but did you see my story from over a year ago that introduced sarcodes to my readers? They’re kind of rare, but I’ve seen them a few times while hiking around the Yosemite area. They too look exotic and unexpectedly RED – almost unreal – but easily one of nature’s more interesting designs.
    Maybe it’s time I dusted off and re-shared their story.
    https://garyawilsonstories.wordpress.com/pushing-winter-aside/

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    1. Hi Gary, I hope your week is great! I really like this fall weather, do you? I remember that post about sarcodes. I usually call them snow plants. I’ve seen them numerous of times in Northern California, mostly near, and in, Lassen Volcanic National Park. They are amazing! The vibrant colours usually with the background of pines, they really pop! Enjoy the rest of your weekend. The weather is lovely here and I’ve spent most of the weekend outside. I’m on my way out again in a few minutes, but I will catch up on the blogs I haven’t read yet when I get back. Enjoy your day!

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  2. The new headlamp looks nice and should work nicely. I’ve never heard of tomato bread but it sounds delicious! The 100s have gone from Las Vegas but it’s still in the upper 80s and lower 90s which is much more comfortable. Have a great weekend, Maria. 😎🇸🇪

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    1. Thank you John! I am very pleased with the new light. I am going to put it to good use in a few hours, getting a head start on the new week. Your temperatures are very pleasant now 🙂 In a couple of months they will be perfect 🙂 I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

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  3. Wonderful views from your bike ride. It seemed like autumn snuck in overnight here. The temperature went from the high 90’s (high 30’s Celsius) to the low 70’s (low 20’s) overnight. It feels freezing compare to a week ago. I’m blaming it on climate change. It’s an odd beast.

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    1. Thank you so much Yinglan! Autumn has a tendency to do that 🙂 The 70’s are my favourite temperatures, if I get to choose. Climate change is scary, and most real. I can’t believe people that still think it doesn’t exist. That’s just crazy. We are enjoying very beautiful weather this weekend, you may think its cold. It’s been in the 60’s and sunny. Lots of berries in the forest. I hope you are enjoying a great weekend.

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      1. I hear people say all the time, “If you go from the 90’s to the 70’s, you will not feel as cold.” I used to feel the same way but this year has been different. The 70’s felt like 50’s to me.
        I think some people just need something extreme to happen before believing in the signs of climate change.

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  4. Your first shot looks so welcoming… warm bread and coffee with plants at the window and a bit of fall color outside, nice! The colors are just starting to show here.
    Glad you got new bike lights, so important to be safe as we head into the darker months.
    Enjoy balancing play and work the rest of the weekend. 🙂
    We are flying out to CA late tomorrow… a big adventure!

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    1. Enjoy your trip! I bet the colours in Tahoe are amazing! I can’t wait to see some photos. Please share !
      This weekend have been absolutely amazing, I did study all that I needed, but was also given the gift of a lot of time outdoors in fabulous nature. More time outdoors than I anticipated, which is always a very pleasant surprise. I planted two red currant bushes in my garden. They’ve been growing in pots at my balcony for two years now, and I decided that I should plant them in the ground instead. They’ve been growing so much both seasons I had them at the balcony, and I’ve been cutting them down every fall, and they come back more vigorous than ever each time. I can’t wait to see how they thrive in some good soil, and with more space to spread out.
      Have a fabulous time with your son. ❤

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    1. Thank you! I choose to study hard Saturday and Sunday morning and had a lot of time outdoors, a lot more than I had ever hoped for. It was a marvellous weekend! I hope yours was too! I’ll have to catch up on the blogs I missed having fun outdoors tomorrow 🙂 Have a wonderful new week.

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    1. Thank you so much, I really appreciate it. The weekend was amazing! Lots and lots of time outdoors, I have some catching up to do with my favourite blogs ❤ I hope you had a great weekend!

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  5. Hi Maria!
    My favorite photo is the first one, so warm and inviting as I’ll take some tomato bread and a warm cup of coffee please!
    I’m so happy your garden will thrive without to worry about watering and I love that you get so much outside time with the forests. I like how you break up your studies with other activities, I do the same with my cross stitching and horses, and house hold chores. Lol 😆 I need to put on a load of laundry as we speak. I’m losing my blogging mojo, I think I’ll open my laptop and put something together so I don’t let it die out completely. I’m reaching inside my brain trying to figure out why I’m lost, maybe writing about it will help me out. Thanks for listening and thanks for the coffee! Sending warm hugs your way! ❤️🐴🤩❤️

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    1. Thank you! Coming right up Diana! I posted the recipe on Facebook, if you’d like to try it. This weekend have been marvellous, with so much nature time! I’m going to have to call it a day and go to bed. It’s going to be an early Monday morning, with great opportunities to try out the new bike lights again ❤ Have a fabulous new week my friend ❤ Thank you so much for your visit and kind words!

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  6. The top photo does look inviting. The weather here is still dry and warm during the day but it is getting colder in the evenings and mornings.

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    1. Thank you so much Terri! So soon you’ll have some lovely colours to share 🙂 I love this season. This weekend have been amazing, with so much more time in nature than I could have dreamed about. Have a fabulous new week!

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