Weekend Coffee Share

Thanks for having coffee with me this weekend, even though I am a tad bit late. I usually post in the beginning of the weekend, and now my weekend is almost over. I know it’s still early in the US, so maybe you have whole long day ahead of you 🙂 How would you like your coffee today? Or maybe some tea?

This have been a relaxing weekend, mostly spent at home with my daughter. It’s been raining a lot, and it’s been a bit windy. We have taken some walks admiring the fall colours. We can now see the road below the property, it was hidden with greenery all summer. There is still a lot of leaves left on the trees, but a lot of leaves on the ground as well. I think it is very beautiful. How is your week?

We have lots of birch trees, maple, and aspen trees near where we live.

It’s been a good week here, mostly work and long walks it feels like. I’ve walked many miles in amazing nature this week. Whenever I can I try to fit in some long walks in my schedule. It makes me feel so good. I also want to be an example for my daughter, I’m still trying in every way I can to help her find some kind of exercise that she enjoys. Now when her ankles are good she enjoys walking more. I can tell there is a difference. She is definitely happier now. At the moment she is at a friend’s house, celebrating her friend’s birthday. We walked there, and we will walk home. Walking together makes for a great opportunity to talk about things on our mind.

On the way to my daughter’s friend we saw some Fly Agaric. I love the colour!
Beautiful, but poisonous.

I am extra proud of my daughter today, for the first time she did her Swedish reading homework without complaining, that includes a written part answering questions about the homework, she usually dislikes that part (the questions are too easy, so they get boring.) We talked about that on the way to her friend’s house. I’m looking forward to hearing what she is going to tell me on the way home. She is a talker, she LOVES to tell me things, and I do spoil her with attention. It’s been a great weekend, even though we didn’t do anything special. I feel ready for the new week. How are you doing?



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. 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

32 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share

  1. Glad to see your post and that all is well. I did wonder where you were! 🙂
    The cooler weather we had the last week or two has brought on lots of rich color as ferns and birch turn yellow, the red maples are near peak. Fall is stunning (as your aspen/maple photo attests)! We will certainly get out for a walk today. The mornings have been foggy, but glorious when it burns off.
    Have a good week ahead!

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  2. Sounds like a lovely weekend! I too love walking I usually walk alone in the morning, I find it very meditative. Looks like fall has arrived in Sweden already. We are still enjoying warm temps in the 70s and 80s here in Northern California. Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thank you! Morning walks are lovely. I love walking in the morning, and I often do take a long walk before work. I always walk with my daughter to and from school as well. Sorry about the late reply, I hope you had a great week. Happy Friday!


  3. So glad your little treasure is feeling better. Love the Autumn colours, the mushroom looks like something the fairies might dance around at night, lol. Are you allowed to get maple syrup from the maple trees? I tried your wonderful Tiger cake, Yum yum, I hope it was ok I mentioned your blog, I probably should have asked first I’m not sure of the edicate when it comes to blogging. I had fun & a testament to your wonderful recipe even with an amatuer like me stuffing up 1 ingredient it still turned out amazing. Have a wonderful, wonderful week. ( :

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  4. Glad to hear you had a relaxing weekend and a good week. Autumn is a beautiful season for walking outdoors and to share it with your daughter makes it even more special. Thank you for your coffee share. Have a wonderful week!

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  5. I firmly believe that any time you can create an opportunity to talk with your daughter that is a very important thing to do This will stand you in good stead when she is a teenager and needs to talk about things but may not always want to tell you about them. But if you have established this relationship with her now when she is younger it will still be there in her later years. My daughter is now 32 and a Mother herself but she still calls me up and talks to me about what is on her mind or what is bothering her . I have had a nice weekend and got some garden clear up ( for winter ) done. Thanks for the tea! Have a good week,

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    1. I couldn’t agree more Anne. Spending time with my daughter now when she’s young have been my main priority since she was born. I am so grateful that my mother made that a priority when I was little.
      I am happy for you that you have that kind of relationship with your daughter. I hope your week has been great so far. Happy Friday!

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  6. Thank you for the coffee!! The colors of Fall are amazing there, WOW!! I just Love it so you have to keep sharing photos as we don’t get those brilliant colors here. Lol 😀 I’m so happy your daughter seemed to enjoy her swedish homework better this weekend. That’s wonderful! And she reminds me of me as I’m quite the talker and talked a lot at her age. She’s such a fun age!! Enjoy so much hearing how you both are doing, enjoying nature, long walks. So WONDERFUL! Have a great week!! ❤️

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    1. Thank you so much Diana! It’s been a busy, great week. I’ve barely had time to open my own computer much at all (just the one at work..) I’m hoping to do some blogging this weekend, and some photography, and more walks in nature 🙂 Maybe in the opposite order..Happy Friday!

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  7. Hi Maria,
    I love the brilliant red leaves on that tree. What type of tree is it? Not that I can fit it into our backyard but it does look like a tree I’d like to get to know better. Red is my absolute favourite colour and it suits me very well too. That said I also wear a lot of pink too and bought a pink floral skirt yesterday. It’s beautiful and a bit of an indulgence.
    I also bought 6 red Salvias to plant in our garden to join the two gardenias I haven’t planted yet. There are also two ornamental cabbages out the front. It looks like I need to start digging.
    I have been volunteering on an online parent forum for teenagers at https://au.reachout.com/ It really is focusing on serious issues and teens on the edge, but having lost contact with a lot of my friends through this year due to Covid, I’ve found a good place there to connect with other parents and have been responding to people’s qurestions. I don’t like putting tickets on myself and wouldn’t consider myself the world’s best parent, but I listen to people’s stories and these people are really looking for advice. They’re wanting to know your tips. Connect. relate. Not feel alone. We’ve been through a bit ourselves and then there’s our circle and stuff that went on when I was a teen. It’s surprising how much I have to draw on. I’m also surprised at how I’ve been able to break these peoples’ problems down into their parts when I’m often in a fog with sorting things out for myself.
    From what I’ve been picking up there, your time with your daughter and your walks together are pure gold and setting really solid foundations for the teenage years. It’s like get the good stuff in now in case they won’t listen later on. Not that you want to be lecturing her all the time, but listening is such a powerful reflection of love. It’s not always easy. I’m a talker and I also have my writing and research interests so I’m not just a blob waiting at their beck and call and I think that’s good too. They also need to know other people have a life and they need to respect that.
    Our son is wanting to be a sound engineer and he’s really lucky because our church is very into music and he’s being trained up there. It’s about the only way he could get any experience this year due to covid restrictions in the entertainment industry. Meanwhile, it’s all very us for parents to say we’re right behind our kids and then getting a job etc but it often means us driving. Driving isn’t my thing and I can also get quite tired with my health issues. However, yesterday, I ended up driving our son an hour each way for him to get some sound training and to assist at a funeral. I was really proud of him for doing this as helping people and being compassionate and a good person are so important to me and we’ve had some terrible troubles here with end of school muck-up treasure hunts which are really disgusting and are racist, sexist, destructive and it really bothered me.
    Meanwhile, we talked all that time together and he’s a great guy to chat with. We also had a bit of fun. He is one of those people who is really sure of their opinion but is often wrong and we heard this line on TV once which has stuck : “often wrong but never in doubt”. We laugh about it. Anyway, we’re driving up the freeway. I am renowned for getting lost and having no sense of direction, which I get for my mum and our son has always navigated for Mama since he was knee high to a grasshopper. However, when it came to choosing exits off the freeway, he was adament it was the first exit and I thought it was the next one. However, as usual, he was so sure of himself and he has good spacial skills so I caved in. Well, we were on the wrong exit, although it does connect up and it’s just a slightly longer route. However, he sends me down this side street and it was clear he’d got it wrong. Well, was he in for it now. However, he could pick up from where we were and he knew the landmarks we had to pass and he got us there. While he was doing the funeral, I went to a beautiful spot called Norah Head where there’s an old lighthouse from 1903. I had a wonderful time. Then, when I got back to the church, his sound boss showed me the equipment. Oh golly. I tried to look like I understood and I did pick up some tips and I was taking an interest in our son’s world. My husband does sound so he understands it well, but it is good for me to connect. Lastly, I asked our son what he liked about sound and he said it brings out the best in the performance. That he likes helping the musicians sound good. I thought that sounded very commendable. My mother accompanies on the piano and a good accompanist does the same thing. My violin teacher accompanies me on her violin and compensates for my foibles. It’s a wonderful role to have. People emphasize the performer but without good sound people these days, they’re really held back.
    Anyway, I’ve written you quite the essay there, but obviously I am very proud of our son and our day together yesterday was something truly special I’ll never forget.
    I hope your week goes well.
    Best wishes,

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    1. Thank you for your beautiful comment. I really enjoyed reading it. so sorry for the late reply, I have hardly opened my computer since last weekend.

      The red tree is a maple tree.

      You should be proud over your children! Very proud. Your son is doing something wonderful, and I hope your daughter is enjoying her dancing as well.

      Have a fabulous weekend 🙂


  8. What fabulous autumnal colors! I’m in spring at the moment but even in autumn, I don’t see much color in my area as pines are farmed all around me!

    Feel free to share at My Corner of the World


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