Monday, January 17, 2011

More About Nils and My Day So Far

I was really happy about your interest in Nils, the small boy who traveled across Sweden with the migrating geese in Selma Lagerlof's great book. If you decide to get the book, please get this version, which includes part two that takes Nils back home to the south of Sweden:

You can read a good review of the book by an customer here.

This morning, the weather was incredible and I just had to get out and walk. I took the dogs and with camera in hand tried to take a couple of new photos of the canyon:

This is the road to the barn and some of the ever present juniper trees.

One reason Angel is on a leash is this….sniffing, not moving for the longest time. Angel says: "Just reading my morning newspaper, Mom."

I love these old fence posts. One of our property markers is located at the top of that hill.

I'm resting, Angel reads a new paragraph.

The rock formation on top of the hill looks like the wall of an ancient city. Actually, many of the formations on top of hills here in the canyon look like fortresses. At least to me.

Mommy:  "Lots of news in this morning's paper, eh, Angel? Are we going to stand here for a long time? You know I just read that people who walk the fastest live the longest. This dawdling does not speak well for Mommy."

Another part of our property. More rocks and a gully that you can't really see here. But I'll go back and explore some more. I've wanted to do a post featuring rocks in the canyon for so long and I never got to it. Maybe now I will. Sorry about the upside down picture below, but you can imagine it.....

Mommy: "OK, are we at the funnies now? Or politics, maybe? I saw how you read, scratched a hole, peed in the hole, and then read some more. I guess you just voiced your opinion? And I sure hope you are well informed by now."  Angel: "Yes, Mommy, I know who was here last night, who they met, what they did and I bet you have NO idea." Mommy: "Hmmm, I guess I get your point."

Back home, I took all the wood in from the porch where I left it to dry after all the rains we had. I left the large logs out there because my husband will soon be back and he can bring them in. This is just the construction leftovers, apple wood from my BIL's garden, and some starter wood I picked up out in the canyon. Of course, Samson is the reason everything is up high and the end tables are covering the bookcases (he loves to eat books). And I'll cover the wood on the table with a towel so he won't drag it all around when I'm not around.

Then I started my spring cleaning with the smallest space around here, Pippi's birdcage. I think he's happy now, being the first one with a clean house and all.

While the pictures uploaded, I tried my hand at baking a new bread. From a recipe I never tried before, so we'll see how it comes out. 

Thanks for visiting and have a nice rest of the day everyone.


  1. Angel is a crack up! I can only imagine you don't cover enough 'newspaper sections' fast enough for her.

    And then Samson - oh, puppyhood. and chewing. and destroying. :) They're such gifts.

  2. Yes this is the book I have found on Amazon to purchase. Lovely photos of your walk and I love that country I can just smell the sage from here. Take Care Nan

  3. I think that Angel has the right idea. Stop, look, see and smell. Well, we humans can't smell all that well, so, unless there's a skunk around, we're not going to notice much that way. Are there skunks in the desert?

    The way you protect things from the dogs makes me laugh. Everything in my house that can be covered, is, because of the cats. They get into everything, too. People wonder why I don't like drop in visitors. It's partly because I get embarrassed having to run around taking the covers and cat beds out of chairs before anyone can sit down.

  4. I always enjoy seeing your world Inger. Pippa is awfully cute!

  5. I love how Angel got to read her newspaper. I never thought of it that way before... I guess she is learning a lot from her walk... Thanks for the book info. Will def. check that out. Have a great week, Inger. Enjoy your beautiful Canyon living!

  6. I just love where you live! (Except maybe the snakes - but we have them here too - I wish we didn't) Angel really was interested in her messages, wasn't she? Was a really nice day for a walk!

  7. Thanks for sharing, its pretty cool. This year I'm looking forward to take a break and enjoy nature as I go for vacation, well maybe after I find some Texas Land For Sale . Anyway I really like your blog and i really appreciate the excellent quality content you are posting here.

  8. Your world is wonderful Inger.
    So many adventures and such views!
    I sure do miss having my birds.
    Have a lovely evening.

  9. So glad you mentioned which book, I put it on my Amazon list & will be purchasing it later this week. Thanks! Read your comment on my blog about there being something Swedish about my style...I am 1/4 Swedish. Such a compliment & thank you :)

  10. You live in grand and beautiful country.

  11. Thank you for taking us on that walk with you! I love the fencepost, too. So rustic and surely there is a story behind it. We have a parakeet, too. His name is Perly, and he looks much like your Pippi. Perhaps they are blogging friends, too! ;)

    Hugs Inger!

  12. Hee! I thought the newspaper phenomenon was a "guy" thing! :)

  13. I really enjoyed seeing photos of your property.. YOu have a lot of land and how wonderful to be able to get out there and walk...Love it.

    Glad to see your moving truck arrived and all your items were delivered...


Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger


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