Tuesday, April 2, 2013

What's going on here?!

Usually we can just about start to head outside a bit this time of year...

Do a bit of yard work, check on all of the little spring plants peeking up from the soil and clean up around the shed and the garage. You can bring out the patio furniture, set it up in a nice, sunny corner out of the wind and sit down to enjoy a nice cup of coffee and the increasing warmth of the sun – soak up some vitamin D and rejoice that spring is here.

A lot of people will be starting to get back out to their summer houses and campers by now.

Last year around this time we converted Dorte's courtyard storage room into a cozy oasis. You can see the results in the April issue of the magazine. That night she had dinner with her neighbors as an impromptu housewarming – dinner outside, that is!!

We definitely want to get out there. I can hardly wait to plant my pots and get that wonderful, tired feeling that sets in after a nice day spent outside doing practical chores.

... It was 15 °F outside the editorial office this morning when we got here!

The ground is frozen solid, and there's still so much snow that our car almost got stuck when we drove out this weekend to go for a walk in the woods – one of the only outdoor activities possible right now. It's wonderful though, even if it's cold: a nice, long hike and then back home to cozy up with the family. Get a good fire going, some lunch and then bring out the old board games!

After all, we might as well make the best of it. And then you can sit down with the APRIL issue to find plenty of ideas and inspiration for the time to come. When the weather starts to warm up ...
Happy Easter, everyone! /Vivian


  1. Hello!
    So beautiful photos!
    Have a nice week

  2. Lovely! Got another prospect for my Spring house revamp. Got my eye on your next posts.

  3. Life returns to my garden also and it makes me so very happy to spend time listening to the birds sing and the garden bunnies nibble on the grass.

  4. Really enjoyed Dorte's shed makeover...sweet. We are just beginning to feel a little of the sun's warmth now that the March winds are subsiding here in the Northeast of the USA.

    1. Nydelige bilder:)
      Gleder meg masse til magasinet kommer:)
      Klem Merete

  5. Spring is also missing in Italy. The images are beautiful as always. Greetings from Anna