Weekend Coffee Share; Fall Colours & Crazy Weather

Welcome to the Weekend Coffee Share, there’s rain on my window and freshly made dark, black coffee in the French press. This coffee is pure black gold, it has a deep, sinful, almost smoky flavour. Please join me for a cup of coffee, and a conversation.

I just got back inside after a long walk with my daughter. We made it back inside before the rain started. It’s windy and grey outside, some of the clouds are nearly black. We went out looking for fall colours. It’s still pretty green everywhere, but fall and cooler temps are here. We see a little more yellow and red colours every day.

I LOVE this time of the year. It makes me feel so alive. One rainy day earlier this week my daughter and I jumped in rain puddles, while it was raining, until we were soaking wet, and  bursting with laughter from deep inside. If I could I would share some rain with my friends in California, and Oregon. Those fire are so scary. I’m grateful to be out of there, but I think about my friends (two and four legged) all the time. Its like fire season is getting worse every year.

This week have also given us some really beautiful sunny days here, a great mix, lots of fun for the kids. 

How is your week? What have you been up to? 

The rain and wind is increasing in power outside right now. I put several big bottles of drinking water in the fridge this morning, in case we’re having a power outage later…I actually need to run outside, it is hailing now! 

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Crazy fall weather!! #hail #falun #sweden #fall #autumn #september

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I think there will be some reading, maybe a movie or two, and some baking this weekend. Do you have any fun plans?

I’ll leave you with this last photo from our walk, Rowan Berry trees are beautiful, and I love making jam out of the berries, mixed with apples. Pancakes with rowanberry-apple jam is a taste straight from my childhood. Have a fabulous weekend!

Love,

Maria 

Published by Sagittarius Viking

It’s all about experiences, and the healing power of nature. Life is about choosing happiness. I entered the magic world of photography when I was five years old. 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, body and soul. I enjoy growing my own food, and spending time outdoors. Above everything else is my daughter. A Sagittarius loves to travel, have an open mind and, and a philosophical view. It motivates them to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life. Sagittarius is extrovert, optimistic and enthusiastic, and likes changes. A lot of that perfectly describes me. The fact that my ancestors, on both parents sides, were vikings, doesn’t exactly lessen my desire to explore. Maybe a slightly more mindful exploring, compared to the average viking. My blog, and my art prints is a results of my (inner and outer) explorations. Love, Maria

26 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share; Fall Colours & Crazy Weather

    1. Thank you so much Kathleen! I’ve always wanted it to feel like you are stepping into the scene in the photo with me, of all the designs I’ve tried I believe this one does the best job so far. I’m very happy with it, so glad you like it! Have an awesome rest of your weekend and a fabulous new week ahead!

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  1. I love autumn, and it does look pretty there. We are beginning to see a little color, but peak season will be in a little over a month. Wishing some rain for US West Coast as well! Hope you are having a great weekend 🙂

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    1. Thank you Trent! I believe our colours will peak about a month from now as well, this is just the beginning. Looking forward to see what fall looks like in your neck of the woods 🙂 I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far. Thank you for having coffee with me. Have a fabulous new week ahead!

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  2. Hail! Bet that cooled things down – hehe. Have you had a frost yet? Love your early fall photos… it is the season for long walks in the crisp air followed by something warm to drink afterwards, cozying up inside.
    Our fall color is starting to turn here as well. Last night’s low was 46, brrr, and the annual flowers will be closing down shop now that the days are shorter and cooler. I will miss my garden terribly! (Happens every year.. 😉 )
    Enjoy your week ahead!

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    1. Haha, yes. No frost yet, it is 37 right now. The days are in the 50’s, and sometimes maybe low 60’s for an hour or so. Fall is here. The evenings are dark again. I turned on the outdoor lights for the first time this weekend. The first frost could be here any night. I ate some cherry tomatoes that I picked yesterday, but I’m thinking that was probably the last ones. There is something peaceful about the garden going to sleep for the winter, don’t you think? Even though it is sad, the thought about a fresh start in the spring fills me with joy as well. I hope you are well and are enjoying the last of your garden my friend. ❤

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  3. Enjoyed your photographs and post, Maria! Here, I am feeling quite overly social, this weekend and for the past week. Not used to visiting with people in real time situations, and I have found it exhausting. Like you, I do enjoy this time of year. This morning I spent at least a half an hour out in the rain, taking photos of raindrops. So much fun! And then two Zoom meetings for group socializing….I think I am remembering more of the reasons I left corporate (15 years) for freelance work (30 years) that was essentially one-to-one, 50-minute appointments.

    I am looking forward to the colder weather and the leaves turning color. Our cotoneasters are just now beginning to turn; I look forward to walking around the extended neighborhood at some point to see red maple leaves. Hope all is well with the teaching, so far.

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    1. Thank you Lizl! I enjoy your amazing photography. I am so glad that we are Facebook friends and that I get to see your beautiful photos in my feed. Taking photos in the rain is fun 🙂 I hope you get to enjoy the walk in your extended neighbourhood soon. Have a lovely weekend my friend.

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  4. We are getting some fall colors staring here too. We live in farm country and the soybeans have suddenly turned to golden and the leaves are all falling off and only the beans are still clinging to the stalks.We have been spared your heavy rains but we have had lots of normal rain which was needed after a summer of drought . thanks for sharing the photos. I like to see the countryside where you live.

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    1. That sounds absolutely beautiful. I will head over to your blog, hoping to see some of the colours there 🙂 I don’t have tons of time to blog during the weekdays, the weekend is my time 🙂 The countryside where I live now is mostly pine forests, and lakes (the soil close to the lakes is amazing and a very small piece of land produces tons of food,) northwest of here about 1,5 hour the mountain region starts, 1-2 hour south of here is farm country (lots of potatoes,) and after the farms and some small towns you arrive in Stockholm, to the east we have the Baltic Sea.

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      1. Thank you! That gives me a good idea of your countryside. We have pine and cedar forests with deciduous trees like maple in areas that have been preserved and have walking trails. The farmers fields round us grow corn and soybeans and winter wheat and some clover for seed. We are about one hour north of Toronto and the city is expanding relentlessly toward us. There are endless subdivisions but there is a declared Green Space preserve on what is a moraine and that is where we live . We hope the ban on developing this moraine area will last for our lifetimes on this property. The moraine is a water source so it is important not to destroy it with housing.

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        1. I would love to see more of Canada as an adult. My mom took me on a roadtrip in Alaska and Canada one summer as a young child. (Or maybe it was two summers?) I have been back to Alaska after that, but not to Canada. I believe Canada and Sweden have a lot in common when it comes to nature.

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  5. Love your pictures, Maria! Fall makes me want to stay in, read, drink and eat apple and cinnamon flavored everything! Plus the sweater weather is hard to beat. Its hot all year where I live, I’ve experienced fall a couple of times in my holidays and would love to go back when the world is ready, hopefully soon. Thanks for coffee.

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  6. Maria, Pretty fall colours and how fun to jump in rain puddles with your daughter. We start having some autumn colours here as well and should have the peak in about four weeks. Thank you for the coffee.

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    1. Thank you so much Natalie! I believe our peak of colours will be in about four weeks as well. Can’t wait to see more fall photos from you. Do you have a location you always visit in fall? Or a place that you want to go to to enjoy the colours?

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  7. Hi Maria, What a great new format! Perfect for deep detailed photos and enough detail to describe. I’m going to have to watch out for Rowan-berries trees. We do have something similar in California but those don’t present such amazing deep red colors. But, you are correct. I’d be happy with just a few hours of heavy rain through out the state. thanks for the lovely share and visit.

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