lørdag den 7. juli 2018

Sommerdage -- Summer Days

     Lige som de forrige år har alle Ugleboets beboere været i sommerhus. Og lige som de forrige år kunne Uglemor bare skrive den samme tekst. Bortset fra en ting. I år skinnede solen, vandet var varmt, og vi svømmede alle sammen.

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As the previous years all the habitants of the Owlery have been to "our" summerhouse. MotherOwl could copy-paste the texts from previous years with one exception: The sun has been shining, the water was  ... tepid (?) ... not warm but good enough for swimming, and we swam every day.

Uglemors nye sommerhus-dagbogsformat - Stranden i aftenlys - Træmonsteret vækker Uglemor - En varde til sort humør*)
MotherOwl's new diary for the summerhouse  - The beach in evening sunlight - The tree-monster waking up MotherOwl - A cairn for bad temper*)

   I baggrunden årets drivglasfund. På trods af et rigtigt stormvejr fandt Uglemor ikke noget rav i år.

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As a background this years sea glass. In spite of a storm, we found no amber at all this year.

Uglemor ved det befriede skilt - En kæmpekrabbe - Et søuhyre - årets bedste is.
MotherOwl at the now freed roadsign - A giant crab - A sea monster - The best icecream.

*) Varden er der fordi vi har dette gruk hængende på en skabslåge:
Man skal stable sit sorte humør i en varde
Det er altid bekvemt at man ved, hvor man har det.
Det er den slags humør som man senere hen
kan få brug for at undgå at finde igen.


*) The cairn because we have this grook on a visible place at home:
Please build a cairn with your black moods,
It is always good to know where they lay.
It's the kind of mood that later you may
Feel a need to avoid to be finding again.

Gruk - Piet Hein - 1956 (Uglemors oversættelse - Translated by MotherOwl)

torsdag den 28. juni 2018

De grønne skyggers dal. Review

As a part of the Back to the Classics-challenge, I saved my Christmas gift De grønne skyggers dal (The Valley of Green Shadows - Entering the Challenge in the "Colour in the Title-category") by Poul Nørgaard until January 1st. But writing about it almost took longer than reading the book.



It is written in 1946, by a Danish farmer and writer born in 1899. He is mostly known for a series of books for girls (which I've never read).
     De grønne skyggers dal tells the story of 3 friends, Peter, Philip and "The Professor" who after Peter's finding an old document travels to Tibet to find a far avay monastery where the monks seem to have found the fountain of youth.
     It is a book sritten for children, but the characters are three dimensional, and loveable. The story is fascinating, involving intruigues, drama and excitement. The ending is refreshingly untraditional. Some tecnicalities on flying may be obsolete; to me they were plain boring, but quickly done with. It is a book, I'd let my children read any day.

søndag den 24. juni 2018

Kastanjeskaller -- 2 -- Chestnut Husks

     Af og til er Uglemor smart. Hun kan i hvert fald læse sine egne blogindlæg. Og der står jo højt og tydeligt at kastanjeskaller skal KOGES for at give ordentlig farve. Altså på'en igen, Uglemor.
     Jo der var mere farve i skallerne. Nu blev det orange. Hvor mon min røde fra sidste år blev af?
     Der kommer helt sikkert flere skaller og flere forsøg.

Some times MotherOwl is smart, at least she can read her own old blog post. Didn't she write that chestnut husks had to be boiled to give off colour. If at first, you don't succeed ..
Yes, more dye was to be had rom boiling the husks ... And we got orange! Where did my red go?
More husks and more dyeing uocoming.




torsdag den 21. juni 2018

Leg - Playing

     Uglemor arbejder stadig på sin plantefarverblog, men der sker også andet i Ugleboet. Solen skinner af og til, Ugleungerne gror langsomt Uglemor over hovedet, planterne vokser og vi laver sære, sjove og ind i mellem kedelige ting (dem gider jeg ikke skrive om).

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 MotherOwl is still writing on her plant dyeing blog. But that's not all that's happening in the Owlery.  The sun shines now and then, the Owlets are growing bigger, they're almost all taller than MoterhOwl now, the plants are growing, GardenOwl is grumpy, we're doing lots of stuff, fun and boring together (the boring parts are mostly left out of this blog).

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     En hvis Uglemor har haft fødselsdag. Og ja der står ugle (fukurou)  på lagkagen. Vi drak kaffe i havem og om aftenen kom der søreme en fødselsdagsbyge, så vi sap for at svinge vandkanden.

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A certain MotherOwl celebrated her 57th birthday. The kanji on the cake says fukurou = owl in Japanese.  We had coffee in the garden and in the evening a shower passed by and freed us from watering by means of the watering cans.


Piraten fylder stadig lommerne med kastanjer som Uglemor putter i farvegryden. I år blev det gult!
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 The Piate still stuffs his pockets with chestnut hulls for MotherOwl's dye pot. This time we had yellow!
 Pirat med hestekastanjer  --  Pirate and chestnuts


GULT! - YELLOW!

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Og så har Uglemor fået er origami-flip. Denne gang søde, nemme rammer. Uglemor synes at rigtig origami kun er foldet - ikke klippet, så de her rammer er bare fine.

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And then MotherOwl is once again folding paper. Origami does not involve scissors - at least not after the paper has been cut to the rigth size, these frames are perfect.


onsdag den 13. juni 2018

Plantefarvning -- Plant dyeing

Hvis I synes at Uglemor har væert lidt stille, så er det rigtigt. Jeg har haft travlt med at plantefarve og ikke mindst rydde op i mit plantefarvede garn. I den forbindelse har jeg været fret aktiv i diverse plantefarvegrupper her og der. Og jeg synes, jeg fortæller den samme historie om igen. Derfor jhar jeg nu taget billeder af alt (OK meget af) mit plantefarvede garn og oprettet en ny blog: Farveuglen. Der vil mange af plantefarveindlæggene på denne blog langgsomt blive kopieret over - og renset for uvedkommende kager, bire, høns og Ugler ;)
     Så vil jeg lave en side med hver af de planter, jeg har prøvet, og der lægge mine noter og beskrivelser.
     Det vil lette kommende farvesamtaler, at jeg bare kan henvise til Farveuglen.
 
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MotherOwl has been unusually quiet, she has been busy plant dyeing, winding a zillion plant dyed skeins and making a new blog: Farveuglen (ColourOwl). That's where all my plant dyeig talking shop will happen from now on. So far only in Danish, but with lots of photos.


Oprydning i plantefarvet garn -- Winding my plant dyed yarn