happy sunday, all you out there! here in sweden, summer continues as it has been… rainy & gray. of course, every now & then there’s a day of brilliant sunshine and unbelievable weather. but, most days… rain. gloom. chilliness. meh. oh well. i’m gonna find a way to not complain & enjoy it. perhaps write A LOT! sounds great to me (and to lina too. gotta get that book written so we can live our dream life of traveling around the world, writing, photographing, singing, and experiencing).
well, i thought i’d take this rainy day to begin my series of posts on my camp experience in the archipelago with an introduction to camp life there. a little tour, you could say.
so, welcome to…
this is the house you first see when you drive up. so swedish. love it. all of the meals (unless its pouring down rain) are eaten at the picnic tables in the yard. you know, the calendar shows that it’s summer, so you have to eat and be outside every waking moment you can… even if it’s chilly, windy, or sprinkling. darkness and cold will come again in a few months. so, we live in the moment right now.
the kitchen & dining room area. with two rooms on the 2nd floor… where i slept.
my first room: directly over the kitchen, so every morning i woke to the conversations of the group preparing breakfast. hehe.
my second room: soooo cozy. we moved around because people came & went, and it’s all about sharing, right?
preparing for the first campfire. we met here nightly for songs, games, grilling, & fun.
so, there you go. a little corner of heaven in the swedish archipelago. a place to get back to simplicity, a place to live in community filled with tons of opportunities for laughter & conversation, and also a place to find a few moments of quiet contemplation. for my love, it is a piece of her history. a symbolic place of peace, family, friends, & love throughout her life. for me, it has become a place of rest and a place which i am longing to visit again in the summer of 2013.
yes, skeppsgårds camp has found it’s way into my heart.
peace & beauty.