This is my garden, my turf

I grew up in a place surrounded by water. Always felt I needed it badly. Like this place I used to rent just at the sea.
Now our cabin is by the woods. I have been a little afraid of the woods. Not the bears, snakes and wolves but more in a Blair Witch Project kind of way. My goal this summer has been to own the woods. And I think that I mastered it. I crave the woods, miss it when one of the odd days I’m lazy and skipp it.
For 30-40 minutes a day I try to run and the woods are like a great blanket of comfort and support!

It has also helped to totally get into the podcast world.
Värvet is a big favourite- simply cause it’s feels like a confidential talk between 2 persons.  And they have lots of time.
I also enjoyed Alec Baldwins pods Here’s the thing. Kirsten Wiig is one of the guests and Letterman and many more.

Somehow listening to other people talking makes it easier to run than listening to music. When other people talk I can’t hear my mantra “this is boing, God I’m tired, What will I eat when I get back?” over and over again.

I have tried to tell you about some things I have been thinking a bit extra about since listening to other people talk but I guess it has to marinate a bit. I can’t form my thoughts just yet. But I’ll get there.


I also want to thank you about all the sweet comments about my porch. I read and really truly cherish all of them but now during summer I don’t use my computer alot and then it takes a while for me to answer them.


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15 Responses to This is my garden, my turf

  1. Melissa@Julia's Bookbag August 2, 2012 at 02:37 #

    Absolutely breathtaking photos!

    • Isabelle McAllister August 2, 2012 at 09:11 #

      Thanks melissa! Love you commenting as alwsys!

  2. Gégé August 2, 2012 at 08:26 #

    WOW! your pictures of your woods are féeriques!

    “Somehow listening to other people talking makes it easier to run than listening to music.”
    I will most certainly try this! thanks!

    • Isabelle McAllister August 2, 2012 at 09:10 #

      Yes try it! Hope it works for you too!

  3. mette / ungt blod August 2, 2012 at 10:55 #

    I run to podcasts as well – or maybe it would be more accurate to say, that I simply listen to podcasts all the time – but I love them for running. My all time favorites are This american life and Radio Lab, but I have gone through all the old shows, so I am looking for new stuff! will try your recommendations

    • Isabelle McAllister August 6, 2012 at 13:24 #

      oh I’m gonna check it out- Thanks mette – hope you have a great summer?

  4. Nick @ Galvo sheds August 2, 2012 at 19:59 #

    Wow! That was indeed a lovely and quite huge. It is indeed very peaceful place.

  5. Elina August 3, 2012 at 10:05 #

    Härliga bilder!!! Ha en fin helg. /Elina

    • Isabelle McAllister August 6, 2012 at 13:26 #

      tack elina!

  6. Nina August 3, 2012 at 21:30 #

    beautiful pictures

    • Isabelle McAllister August 6, 2012 at 13:26 #

      tack nina

  7. Petchy August 4, 2012 at 22:38 #

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    • Isabelle McAllister August 6, 2012 at 13:25 #

      Thanks Petchy! looks great!

  8. Theresa August 13, 2012 at 07:52 #

    Seeing so many great images today. The forest shots are really wonderful, I especially love the first one. A very nice dreamy quality. I have never been much of a water gal which is strange since I grew up by the beach in California but as I get older I am starting to enjoy the duality of water… Fun/exciting and peaceful/quiet. We just bought a weekend house, 300m from a lake, just north of Stockholm so now I need to check out your site for all you helpful tips and tricks. Can’t wait…

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